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South Asian Games: India finish as champions with 308 medals

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South Asian Games: India finish as champions with 308 medals

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Arun S Kaimal


India continued their supremacy on the South Asian Games stage after finishing on top with a record-breaking haul of 308 medals as the Games came to a close in Shillong on Tuesday. On the last day, the hosts added 7 gold and 2 silver medals to their tally to finish with a bang in the 12th edition.

India finished on top of the table with a record-breaking haul of 308 medals, which includes 188 gold, 90 silver and 3 bronze. The hosts almost doubled their medal tally this time around after winning 175 medals overall in the last edition in 2010 with 90 gold, 55 silver and 30 bronze. Sri Lanka finished second with 186 medals (25 silver, 63 silver and 98 bronze), while Pakistan were a distant third with 106 medals (12 gold, 37 silver and 57 bronze).

India made it a perfect-ten in boxing on Tuesday with women boxers bagging all the three gold medals on offer to add to the seven top spots secured by the male boxers. 2012 Olympics bronze medallist MC Mary Kom, Sarita Devi and Pooja Rani all bagged the yellow metal to keep the Indian flag flying in the boxing arena.

1. Boxing – 3 gold

2. Judo – 2 gold

3. Handball – 2 gold

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