Indian athletes shone on Day 2 of the ongoing 13th South Asian Games 2019, with the country’s medal tally standing at 44 until Wednesday morning.
India’s had won 40 medals by Tuesday evening. However, the contingent were successful in winning one gold in both women’s as well as men’s table tennis events. This was matched with another gold in the men’s 10,000 mts event followed by a silver in Wushu-Men’s Taolu Taiji Jian.
“#SAG2019 Update: India so far has won 44 medals with last 4 medals coming in #TableTennis,#Athletics & #. Men & Women’s TT teams: Gold, Men’s 10,000mts: #SureshKumar -Gold, – Men’s Taolu Taiji Jian: #GyandashSingh -Silver,” the Tweet from SAI Media read.
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) December 4, 2019
Suresh Kumar was the winner in the men’s 10,000 mts for India whereas Gyandash Singh clinched the silver medal in the Wushu-Men’s Taolu Taiji Jian.
On Tuesday, Yogesh Singh and Gurpreet Singh had bagged the gold and silver medals respectively in the men’s 25 meter Center Fire Pistol event.
Indian dominance on Day 2
India started off the South Asian Games by winning 10 medals (four gold, four silver, two bronze) on the first day of athletics events. Of these, the Indian shooters fetched as many as nine (4 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze).
Indian athletes then dominated the second day as well taking the medal tally to 27, including 11 gold.
Both the women’s and men’s volleyball teams bagged a gold each whereas the taekwondo players came up with a gold and 3 bronze medals.
India also managed to bag gold medals in both women’s and men’s table tennis team events.
At the time of writing, India stood at second spot in the medal table with 44 medals (18 gold, 16 silver and 9 bronze).
Hosts Nepal, with 44 (23 gold, 9 silver, 12 bronze), led the standings with Sri Lanka coming in at the third spot with 46 medals (5 gold, 14 silver, 27 bronze).