Nepal surpasses its previous record of 31 gold

KATHMANDU: With 32 gold medals in its name in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG), Nepal has now surpassed the gold record of the previously held eighth SAF Games held in Kathmandu in 1999.

In the 1999 Games, Nepal was ranked second with a total of 65 medals including 31 gold, 10 silver and 24 bronze.

Nepal's Buddhi Bahadur Tamang earned the record-breaking gold in Men's Individual Cross Country Cycling. Likewise, Nepal's Rajeev Rai and Okesh Raj Bajracharya won the silver and bronze medals respectively in the same event.

In 13th SA Games, Nepal is contending for 306 gold medals.