Guwahati: The Indian juggernaut rolled on unabated as the star-studded boxing squad joined the shooters, triathlon and taekwondo players in what is turning out to be an outing of unprecedented dominance by the host country at the 12th South Asian Games here on Saturday.
Indian shooters grabbed all the six gold on offer while triathlon players joined the party by winning both the gold and two silver as the hosts swept aside the challenge from other countries.
India stood atop with 268 medals (156 gold, 85 silver and 27 bronze), way ahead of second placed Sri Lanka 163 (25, 55, 83). Pakistan were at third with 81 medals (9, 27, 45).
Omkar Singh (men’s 10m air pistol), Rahi Sarnobat (women’s 25m pistol) and Anjum Moudgil (women’s 50m rifle 3 positions) clinched a gold each, while India also bagged the top spot in all three team events at the Kahilipara Shooting Range here.
Indians finished 1-2 in both men’s and women’s individual triathlon events at the Sarusajai Sports Complex. Dilip Kumar bagged the men’s individual event gold with a time of 2:02:53, while compatriot Guru Datta won the silver in 2:05:31. Nuwan Kumara of Sri Lanka took the bronze in 2:10:38.
India’s men and women kabaddi teams maintained their unbeaten run with comfortable victories over their Pakistani rivals to storm into the semifinals.
The Indian men’s team thrashed Bangladesh 30-17 in the morning session before scrapping past Pakistan in the evening with a 9-8 result at the R.G. Baruah Sports Complex. The home team topped the league table with an unbeaten record.
In the women’s section, India toyed with their Pakistani opponents to emerge an easy 56-23 victors before thrashing Bangladesh 43-11 in their last league match to top the group with a clean slate.
In the women’s individual event, Pallavi Retiwala won the gold with a time of 1:11:57, while teammate Pooja Chaurushi got the silver in 1:12:36. K.C. Roja of Nepal took the bronze in 1:16:00. In Shillong, Indian pugilists remained on course to bag the 10 gold medals....