India’s position on top of the leader-board at the ongoing South Asian Games has become more solid. The team bagged a whopping 70 medals on the fifth day dominating over its regional competitors. This takes India’s medal tally at the games to 194, finishing the day six short of 200. However, India’s nearest competitors Sri Lanka have risen up to a total of 133 gold medals.
India undisputed at South Asian Games
Picking up most of the gold medals on offer on the fifth day, India’s gold rush continued. India currently stands at a total of 117 gold medals, just seven short of achieving a 100 gold medal gap between themselves and Sri Lanka, who have 24 gold medals.
The Indian team added another 39 gold medals on the fifth day. India eased through swimming and the athletics events picking up five and seven gold medals respectively.
The fifth gold for India in swimming came with some luck as the Sri Lankan team was initially declared winner. However, the decision was later changed due to their disqualification from the event as one of their swimmer made a false start in the women’s 4x100m medley relay during the change of legs. This resulted in India getting an upgrade from their silver medal.
On the other hand, India picked eight gold medals, one silver and another two bronze medals in the Wushu competition held in Shillong.