Nepal's medal tally reaches 116 with 41 goldsGaurika Singh has become the fourth athlete to win double gold in the 13th South Asian Games.
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Gaurika wins gold in 200-metre backstroke
Gaurika singh won the gold for Nepal in women's 200-meter backstroke in the South Asian Games on Friday with the timing of two minutes and 17.73 seconds.
She has become the fourth athlete to win a double gold in the South Asian Games. India and Sri Lanka won the silver and bronze medals respectively in today's event.
With this, Nepal's medal tally has now reached 112 with 41 golds. Singh had won the gold in 200-metre freestyle on Thursday.
Five medals for Nepal in weightlifting including a gold
Bikash Thapa won a gold medal in 89kg category of weightlifting at the South Asian Games on Friday.
Similarly, Kamal Bahadur Adhikari, who had won the gold medal in 10th SAG, became third in men's 67kg category. Similarly, Prakash KC won a bronze medal in men's 73kg category.
Raj Laxmi Thapa and Devi Chaudhary won bronze medals in women's category. Thapa and Chaudhary came third in 71 and 64kg category respectively.
Likewise, Shukra Bahadur Rai finished with a bronze medal for Nepal in an individual category.
In the women’s team event, Sri Lanka claimed gold followed by Bangladesh in the second spot while Nepal had to settle for bronze.
Gopi Chand Parki wins gold in 5,000 metre race
Nepali athlete Gopi Chand Parki secured another gold medal for Nepal in the 5,000 metre run on Thursday. Another track and field athlete, Hari Rimal secured a bronze medal.