13th SA Games: Gold count climbs to 29 on Day 3

KATHMANDU: Nepal has so far secured 29 gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze medals in the 13th South Asian Games underway in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Janakpur.

In the latest results of the third day, Nisma Shrestha and Rajesh Magar won the gold in Men's and Women's cycling down hill championship of the cycling event that has been included for the first time in SAG at Sahid Park, Gokarna.

Anupama Magar grabbed a gold medal for Nepal defeating her Pakistani opponent by 6-3 in Kumite of Karate under +68 kg category at Nepal Karate Academy in Satdobato, Lalitpur. Magar's opponent was a bronze medal winner in the 2018 Asian Games.

Similarly, Nepal’s Deepak Hamal added a gold, winning in the all-round Nangun event of Taolu in Wushu defeating his Indian rival Saajan Lama at Army Physical Fitness Centre in Lagankhel, Lalitpur. Hamal received a total of 19.32 points while Lama grabbed 19.17 points.

Sangita Basyal added to Nepal's gold stock by defeating her Indian opponent Ganganjyot Gil in Taekwondo under the 62-kg category.

Likewise, Saksham Karki won another gold medal for Nepal defeating his Pakistani opponent in Taekwondo heavy weight category (over 87-kg).

With this, Nepal has won a total of 10 gold in Karate and three gold in Wushu.