KATHMANDU: Nepal’s medal tally has crossed twenty as it has pocketed 15 gold, three silver and three bronze medals each, so far, in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG).
Kamal Adhikari (Taekwondo) was the latest to add to Nepal’s medal tally. Anu Adhikari won gold for the country in under 45 kg category of Kumite.
Prior to this, Kusum Khadka had beaten Bangladesh’s Famida Akhtar, keeping one more gold in Kumite.
Meanwhile, Ayesha Shakya has secured another gold, this time with Sanjeeb Kumar Ojjha in 29 years above category of pair Poomsae. Aayesha Shakya had previously won the gold medal in Women’s Individual Poomsae of Taekwondo above 29 age category,
In the 84 kgs plus senior men’s Kumite category, Biplav Lal Shrestha won gold for Nepal defeating Muhammad Baz of Pakistan.
Laxman Tamang won the gold medal defeating his Bangladeshi opponent Muhammad Mustafa in Karate Senior Men’s Individual Kumite, under 55 kg category at Nepal Karate Academy in Satdobato, Lalitpur on Monday. Tamang defeated Mustafa 1-0.
Similarly, Parvati Gurung won the gold beating her Sri Lankan opponent in Women’s Individual Poomsae of Taekwondo under 24-29 age category.
Sina Maden Limbu defeated India’s Rupa Biyor in Women’s Individual Poomsae of Taekwondo under 17-23 age category, claiming another gold medal for Nepal at Taekwan do Hall in Satdobato, Lalitpur. Limbu secured 8.150 points while her opponent Biyor got 8.130 points.
Team Nepal defeated Sri Lanka in Men’s Team Kata Category of Karate at Nepal Karate Academy in Satdobato, Lalitpur. A team of Mande Kaji Shrestha, Mahasus Moktan and Prabin Manandhar secured 25.4 points while Sri Lanka got 25.16 points.
Mande Kaji Shrestha began the gold-winning steak for Nepal defeating his Pakistani opponent Niematullah in the men’s individual Kata Category of Karate.Previously, Nepal. Chanchala Danuwar of Nepal had won silver in women’s individual Kata Category of Karate losing to her Pakistani opponent.
Nepal won another gold medal in Women’s Team Kata Category of Karate at Nepal Karate Academy in Satdobato, Lalitpur. Nirmala Tamang, Suru Karki and Sangita Magar secured the gold defeating Pakistani team in the final. Team Nepal secured 24.88 while Pakistan got 23.03 points. Likewise, the team of Nisha Darnal, Swastima Tamang, Sanjila Timilsina also secured another gold for Nepal.
Nepal’s Kamal Shrestha won the third gold in Men’s Individual Poomsae Category in Taekwondo at Taekwan do Hall in Satdobato, Lalitpur. Shrestha defeated India’s Rahul Jain under the 24-29 age category. Shreshta secured 8.27 points while his opponent Jain 8.20 points.
Krishna Bahadur Tamang won silver medal under Poomsae 17-23 age Category.
Meanwhile, in the Women’s Triathlon underway in Pokhara, Soni Gurung added another gold for Nepal.
The women’s category of triathlon that started from Gaurighat in Pokhara included 750-metre swimming, 20-kilometre cycling and five-kilometre race.
Gurung received the first prize while India’s Pragya Mohan and Sarojani Devi received Silver and Bronze medals respectively.
In Men’s category of Triathlon, Basanta Tharu received Bronze medal for Nepal. He lost to India’s Adarsha M. N. Snimol and Bishworjit Srikhom who claimed gold and silver respectively.
In the meantime, Nepal won two bronze medals in badminton in men’s and women’s categories, both having been defeated by respective Sri Lankan teams.
List of gold medal-winning players from Nepal.
|1. Soni Gurung||Triathlon|
|2. Anu Adhikari||Karate|
|3. Kusum Khadka||Karate|
|4. Mandekaji Shrestha, Pravin Manandhar, Mahasus Tamang||Karate team-men|
|5. Sangeeta Magar, Saru Bista, Nirmala Tamang||Karate team-women|
|6. Lakshman Tamang||Karate|
|7. Biplav Lal Shrestha||Karate|
|8. Aayesha Shakya||Taekwondo|
|9. Kamal Shrestha||Taekwondo|
|10. Nisha Darnal, Swastima Tamang, Sanjila Timilsina||Team category|
|11. Sanjib Kumar Ojha, Aayesha Shakya||Taekwondo team pair|
|12. Sina Maden||Taekwondo|
|13. Parvati Gurung||Taekwondo|
|14. Kamal Adhikari||Taekwondo|
|15. Mandekaji Shrestha||Karate|