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India take head start with 14 golds on Day 2

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, Feb 6: India domited the second day of the 12th South Asian Games, bagging 14 golds and five silvers. Sri Lanka and Pakistan were placed at second and third positions in the medals tally.

Damini Gowda of India bagged the gold in the 100 m women's butterfly stroke swimming event. K A Hiruni Perera and Machiko Raheem of Sri Lanka bagged silver and bronze respectively in the event.

Matthew Abeysinghe of Sri Lanka continued his domince in swimming, clinching the gold in the 100 m men's butterfly stroke event. Gururaja of India finished at the top of the podium in the 56-kg category of men's weightlifting event while the Indian wrestling contingent bagged a total of 5 golds in various categories.

Earlier in the day, the hosts opened their account with a gold in the 30m Individual time trial cycling event. Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam of Manipur claimed the first gold for the country by winning the cycling race. The 2nd place went to India's Chaoba Devi, also hailing from Manipur. Pakistan's Sabiha Bibi got bronze in the event. The cycling event was held at the Lakshmi Bai tiol Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE), Guwahati.

In the men's cycling 40 km event, Arvind Panwar won the gold while Manjeet Singh bagged the silver. Sri Lankan Jaka Hemantha Kumara Gogalage won the bronze medal.

In men's Swimming 200 m freestyle event, Md. Mahfizur Rahman of Bangladesh won the gold. Sri Lankan Matthew Abeysinghe won the silver while Saurav Sangvekar won the bronze medal.


Two Manipuri eves grab gold, silver in cycling event


Medal Tally (Day 2)

Gold Silver Bronze Total

INDIA 14 5 0 19

SRI LANKA 4 10 7 21

PAKISTAN 1 2 3 6

BANGLADESH 0 1 8 9

NEPAL 0 1 2 3

AFGHANISTAN 0 0 1 1

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