South Asian Games Recap 6 December
After breaking its own record of the number of gold medals at SAG, Nepal continue to scale new heights with further medals on 6 December. With five new gold medals on Friday, its total tally of gold medals is 41. It is second among the seven SAARC nations, as India leads the ranks with 81 medals.
Gopi Chandra Parki bagged a gold medal in athletics in 5,000 metre race. Besides the golds, Nepal has won 27 silver and 46 bronze medals till date.
Meanwhile, the swimming sensation Gaurika Singh won her second gold medal, this time in 200 metre backstroke. She had won her first gold in the first day of swimming competition. Singh completed the swim in 2 minutes 17 seconds, breaking her own previous record.
Vikas Thapa won a gold medal in the 89 kilogram category in weightlifting. This is the second time Nepal has won a gold in weightlifting.
17 year old golf prodigy Suvash Tamang has secured two golds for Nepal in golf: one as a solo player and one as a team player. The match was held at Gokarna gold grounds. It is only the second time that golf was included in SAG.
Nepal also defeated Maldives at a T20 cricket match held at Kirtipur, making 163 runs to Maldives' 79. Nepal's win had raised the hopes that it will reach the finals.
Nepal has won a total of 116 medals, and Sri Lanka trails it with 23 gold medals among 134 medals.