SAG 2019: India dominates medal tally by a margin as Nepal follows on second spot

KATHMANDU: India is currently leading the ongoing South Asian Games medal tally with 81 gold, 59 silver and 25 bronze medals as the day five of the regional sporting mega-event came to a close.

Nepal, having broken its previous record in the number of gold won at the SAG, is trailing behind at the second spot with a total of 116 medals including 41 gold- the difference in India's and Nepal's gold score being almost double.

Likewise, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives follow with 23, 19, 4 and 1 gold medals respectively.

Bhutan, with six bronze in its account, is yet to secure a gold or a silver.

The ten-day event which will be held across Kathmandu, Pokhara and Janakpur will see its closing ceremony on December 10.