By our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 10: India’s domition continued at the 12th South Asian Games on the sixth successive day as the hosts swept most of the gold medals up for grabs to take their gold tally beyond a century.
India, with a total of 194 medals, including 117 golds, 61 silvers and 16 bronzes in its kitty, was placed comfortably at the top of the table. Sri Lanka is in second place with an overall medal count of 133 - 24 gold, 46 silver and 63 bronze medals.
Athletics and wushu were the most productive events for India on Wednesday in which the hosts bagged seven gold medals. Neeraj Chopra (men’s javelin throw), Arokya Rajiv (men’s 400m), Arjun (discus throw), J Surendhar (men’s 110m hurdles), Gayathry (women’s 100m hurdles), Ankit Sharma (men’s long jump) and Saha Kumari (women’s high jump) were the ones to clinch the top honours. In Shillong, the wushu team brought home 11 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes on the fil day of the wushu competition in the medal tally.
In the table tennis event held in Shillong, Anthony Amalraj and Manika Batra made a hat-trick of gold medals each which also helped India to make another clean sweep by winning a maximum seven golds. The table tennis team also won five silver medals in the championship.
Meanwhile, the Indian men’s hockey team entered the fils defeating Sri Lanka 3-0 in the last group league match held at the Mohammad Tayabulla Hockey stadium today. Gaganpreet (2) and Gagandeep scored for the hosts. In the other game of the day, Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh 5-0. Umar, Shah, Qadir, Rehmand and Abbas were on target in the game.