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South Asian Games: Panchkula student helps India bag gold in women football

December 13, 2019 10:56 am

Ritu Rani played a major role in the victory of the Indian women football team that clinched the gold at the XIII South Asian Games held in Nepal.

India ends 13th South Asian Games on top spot with record medal haul

December 10, 2019 9:37 pm

India (312) collected 174 gold, 93 silver and 45 bronze after ten days of competitions in the 13th South Asian Games to surpass the 309 it had won in the previous edition in 2016.

Kho-kho captain Nasreen, the flea-market vendor’s daughter who harnessed the wind

December 10, 2019 12:19 pm

Playing on hard mud surfaces, Nasreen's early coach would ask her to train with boys' teams, a daunting prospect given they were stronger and faster, and she was often left bruised.

South Asian Games: India close in to 300-medal mark, set to top for 13th time on trot

December 09, 2019 10:04 pm

While both the Indian men's and women's kabaddi team clinched gold medals, boxers gave India the maximum medals on the penultimate day with six golds and one silver.

South Asian Games: Ankit Khatana, Kalaivani Srinivasan lead India to six boxing gold medals

December 09, 2019 9:09 pm

While Manish Kaushik settled for a silver medal, Vinod Tanwar (49kg), Sachin (56kg) and Gaurav Chauhan (91kg) won gold medals. In the women's category, Parveen (60kg) took the gold too.

South Asian Games: Bala Devi brace powers India to third straight gold

December 09, 2019 6:20 pm

Bala Devi, who ended as the top-scorer of the competition, netting five goals in four matches, scored twice to guide India to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Nepal in the final.

South Asian Games: N Sikki Reddy-Meghana Jakkampudi, Gayatri Gopichand enter quarters

December 03, 2019 8:07 pm

While in women's singles, Gayatri Gopichand blew away Nepal's Nangzal Tamang, in women's doubles, N Sikki Reddy and Meghana Jakkampudi defeated Maldives' Neela Najeeb and Maisa Ismail.

South Asian Games: Mehuli Ghosh bags gold, India shine in athletics, volleyball

December 03, 2019 9:07 pm

India clinched 10 medals, including three gold, on the first day of athletics competition, and also took home the gold medals for men's and women's volleyball of 13th South Asian Games.

South Asian Games: India opens medal account with 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze in triathlon

December 02, 2019 5:37 pm

Adarsha M. N. Sinimol clinched the first gold for India by winning the men’s individual triathlon event, while Bishworjit Srikhom took the silver in a 1-2 finish for the country.

Vikas Krishan returns to amateur fold with South Asian Games, says next pro stint after Tokyo 2020

November 28, 2019 2:00 pm

The 27-year-old, who fought two winning bouts in the US pro circuit before returning to the amateur fold earlier this year


12th South Asian Games conclude

February 24, 2016 3:44 am

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.