December 5: Nepal added six more gold medals on the fourth day of the ongoing South Asian Games to take its tally to 29 golds. However, India outpaced Nepal to take the first position in medals table with 34 golds.
On Wednesday, taekwondo, karate, wushu and cycling fetched gold medals for Nepal.
Sakchham Karki secured gold medal for Nepal in the men’s U-87 kg taekwondo competition while Sangita Bassyal won gold in women’s U-62 kg section.
Likewise, Rajesh Magar and Nishma Shrestha clinched gold medals for Nepal in downhill cycling.
In karate, Anupama Magar bagged gold for Nepal while Deepak Hamal also fetched gold in wushu.
In athletics, Nepal’s Deepak Adhikari bagged bronze medal in men’s 10,000 meters race. India’s SDuresh Kumar secured gold medal in the event.
Meanwhile, Nepal’s women’s cricket team faced defeat against Bangladesh in the T20 match. Bangladesh defeated Nepal by 10 wickets. Nepal, which had won the toss and elected to bat first, made just 50 runs in 19.2 overs before being bowled out by Bangladesh. The visitors reached the target with ease in 7.4 overs without losing a single wicket.
The men’s football team of Nepal was held to a 1-1 draw by Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Nepal’s skipper Sujal Shrestha gave the home team the lead through penalty in the 36th minute. However, Sri Lanka’s Judd Supan scored a free-kick in the extra time to share the spoils.
It was a special day for India as the sporting powerhouse of South Asia bagged 19 golds on a single day on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh won nine, eight and four gold medals respectively while the Maldives bagged one gold.