Another fruitful day for India

Another fruitful day for India

South Asian Games

Another fruitful day for India

Tough catch: India's Prabin Gonewale (centre) tries to catch Pakistan's Abdul Mukhatar in a kabbadi match on Monday. APApart from the six gold medals, the Indians also added one silver and four bronze medals to their kitty to stay on top of the standings with 11 gold, one silver and five bronze medals.

Akram Shah, Lourembam Brojeshori Devi and Ningthoujam Chanu Krishan ruled the roost in their respective sections to earn India three gold medals in judo, while Krishan Kumar contributed a bronze.

The Indian men and women shuttlers won their respective team events to take the top honours.India began the day with a gold in cycling when Mahita Mohan topped the women’s 50km road race mass start.

Besides the gold, India also won a bronze through Rameshwari Devi in the event held at Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Pratisthan (BKSP) in Khulna, about 300kms from here.
For Mahita, this was her second gold. She had earlier clinched a team gold in the women’s 30km time trial. A lone silver medal came in weightlifting when Mali Chandra Kant Dadu (men’s 94kg) finished behind Usman Ajmal of Pakistan at the National Sport Council Gymnasium Hall.

India bagged two bronze medals in squash through Sandip Jangra and Gaurav Nandrajog. At the Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Pratisthan (BKSP), Savar near here, Shah prevailed over Pakistani rival Zafar Iqbal in the men’s 60kg en route to the gold in judo.

In the women’s 63kg, Lourembam dominated the ring beating Pakistani Fouzia Mumtaz for the second gold in judo.

The third gold for India came in the 52kg women’s section when Chanu beat Lankan Chamila Dilhani Wijerathna.

Elsewhere, Krishan’s last-four finish in the men’s 66kg section earned him a bronze.
Indian shuttlers dominated the courts, winning both team golds at the Wooden Floor Gymnasium.

The men’s and women’s teams crushed their Lankan opponents by identical 3-0 margins. The women’s trio of Trupti Murugunde, Sayali Gokhale and PC Thulasi earned India the first gold, before Chetan Anand, RMV Guru Sai Dutt and Aditya Prakash brought home the men’s team title.

In men’s kabaddi, India assured themselves of a medal by making the final with back-to-back wins. India had a tough time against Pakistan before prevailing 19-15 in their first match. In their second match, India thrashed Sri Lanka 48-18 to book a final berth.

The women’s kabaddi team remained on course with a win over Nepal 47-16.
The Indians had a thumping start in handball when they dumped first-timers Sri Lanka 58-10.

In a complete goal glut, Deepak Ahlawat scored 10 goals, while Feroz Ahmed Khan scored eight goals for the Indian team led by Anand Vasu.
Praseed Kumar Kundhuthodiyil and Sachin Choudhary banged in seven each, while Siddharth Bidhuri scored six goals. Mohinder Singh Rawat and Samsher Singh netted five each while Naya Chandra scored four goals.

In basketball, India beat arch-rivals Pakistan 106-46.

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