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South Asian Games: India bag record 238 medals as dominance continues

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South Asian Games: India bag record 238 medals as dominance continues

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Debarshee Mitra


India secured 22 gold, 17 silver and 4 bronze medals on day 6 of the 12th South Asian Games to go past their best-ever medal haul in the history of the Games, which they set in the 2006 edition in Colombo. India now has 238 medals overall and looks set to add more with five more days remaining.

On day 6 of the competition, athletics, shooting and tennis contributed the majority of the medals to India’s tally. In shooting, Chain Singh pipped 2012 Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang in the men’s 50m rifle prone event to grab the top spot. Chain Singh shot 628.9 points in qualification and edged his much-fancied compatriot in the final by 0.9 points to take the gold with 204.6 points. The duo, along with Surendra Singh Rathod, also won the team gold with 1871.5 points to continue India’s golden run in shooting. (Also Read: Apurvi Chandela - The Girl with the golden trigger)

India also added a flurry of medals in tennis winning both the gold and silver medals on offer in the men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles. A total of 3 gold medals on day 6 came in tennis while athletics and shooting added 11 and 5 gold medals respectively.

1. Athletics – 11 gold

                1. Om Prakash Singh Karhana – Gold - Men's Shotput

                2. Suman Devi – Gold - Women's Javelin Throw

                3. Renjith Maheswary – Gold - Men's Triple Jump

                4. PU Chitra – Gold - Women's 1500m

                5. Ajay Kumar Saroj – Gold - Men's 1500m

                6. Surya L – Gold - Women's 10000m

                7. Men’s Team – Gold – Men’s 4*400m relay

                8. Women’s Team – Gold – Women’s 4*400m relay

                9. Srabani Nanda – Gold - Women's 200m

                10. Dharun A – Gold - Men's 400m Hurdles

                11. Joana Murmu – Gold - Women's 400m Hurdles

2. Shooting – 5 gold

                1. Men’s Team – Gold - Men's 50m Rifle Prone Team

                2. Chain Singh – Gold – Men’s 50m Rifle Prone

                3. Samaresh Jung – Gold - Men's 25m Center Fire Pistol Men

                4. Women’s Team – Gold - Women's 50m Rifle Prone Team

                5. Kuheli Gangulee – Gold - Women's 50m Rifle Prone

3. Tennis – 3 gold

                1. Prarthana Thombare / Sarmada Balu – Gold - Women's Doubles

                2. Ramkumar Ramanathan – Gold – Men’s Singles

                3. Ankita Raina - Gold - Women's Singles

4. Hockey – 1 gold

                1. Women’s Hockey team – Gold – Women’s Hockey

(Also Read: South Asian Games: Indian juggernaut continues as medal run breaks 200-mark)

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