KATHMANDU: Nepal has continued its winning streak in securing gold medals in the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) underway in Kathmandu.
The number of medals hit 15 on its tally – 11 gold and three silver and a bronze medal after Kusum Khadka won a gold medal for Nepal in karate under 45 kg women’s category.
Earlier today, Biplavlal Shrestha won a gold medal under 84 kg category in men’s Karate and Parwati Gurung and Ayesha Shakya earned gold medals to Nepal in taekwondo on Monday. Nepal’s Gurung defeated Sri Lankan player in 23-25 years old age category scoring 8.250 points.
Likewise, Shakya won gold in over 29 years old pumse category defeating Indian player. With the win, Nepal has got four gold medals from taekwondo.
Similarly, Laxman Tamang won a gold medal in Karate event in the 55-kg category. He defeated Bangladeshi player Mohammad Mostafa by 1-0.
Earlier, karate player Mande Kaji Shrestha secured two gold medals.
Mande Kaji won a gold medal in the Karate Single Kata event and the other in the Group-wise Kata event.
Likewise, Sina Maden Limbu won a gold medal in the Taekwondo event. She won the medal in the 17-23 years age category.
Sina scored 8.150 points while India’s Rupa Bayor grabbed a silver medal scoring 8.130 points. Sri Lanka had to satisfy with a bronze medal.
Likewise, a team comprised of Nirmala Tamang, Saru Karki, and Ranjita Malla earned a gold medal. Nepal scored 24.88 points while Pakistan bagged silver medal scoring 23.3 points. Kamal Shrestha won a gold medal in the Taekwondo event.
Shrestha defeated Pakistani player Niyamtullaha in the final match. He scored 24 points against 22.8 points obtained by Niyamtullaha.
Similarly, Sony Gurung won a gold medal in the Triathlon tournament held at Lakeside, Pokhara and Karate player Chanchala Danuwar won the silver medal in the Karate event.