Nepal's medal tally reaches 183 with 49 goldsGaurika Singh is the latest athlete to win gold for Nepal in swimming.
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Gaurika creates history with fourth gold in swimming
Nepal's swimming sensation Gaurika Singh has created history by winning her fourth gold medal in the ongoing SAG. She achieved the record by winning women's 100m freestyle event on Monday.
Singh has so far won eight medals in the ongoing SAG.
Similarly, Tisa Shakya secured a bronze medal for Nepal in 200m individual medley on Monday.
Punam Shrestha wins gold in Judo
Punam Shrestha won the gold medal in women's under 78 kg category of Judo on Monday. Navneet Kaur of India secured the silver while the bronze was shared by Wibushana Gedara of Sri Lanka and Khanom Farina of Bangladesh.
This is the second gold medal for Nepal in Judo in the 13th SAG.
In women's football and kabaddi, India won the gold medals by defeating Nepal.
Bhupendra Thapa wins gold in boxing
Bhupendra Thapa won the gold medal for Nepal in men's 64kg category of boxing. Thapa defeated India's Manish Kaushik, the silver medalist of 2018 Commonwealth Games, in the final on Monday.
Minu Gurung wins gold in boxing
Minu Gurung has become the first woman to win the gold medal for Nepal in boxing in the South Asian Games. She defeated her Indian opponent in 54kg category to create history on Monday.
Similarly, Nepal's Lalita Maharjan secured a silver medal in wrestling. She lost to her Indian opponent in women's 48kg category.
Nepal secure bronze in men’s cricket
Nepal secured a bronze medal in men’s cricket by defeating the Maldives by five wickets at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground on Monday.
The home team decided to field after winning the toss and restricted the Maldives to 94 runs in 20 overs. Lalit Rajbanshi took 3 wickets with an economy of 1.50 in his four overs. Rajbanshi was later declared the man of the match.
The home team achieved the target in 16.1 overs with the loss of five wickets. Aarif Sheikh became the highest scorer for Nepal in the match. He clobbered unbeaten 32 runs off 28 balls with a maximum and three boundaries.
Nepal’s Skipper Gyanendra Malla said he was little disappointed despite securing the bronze.
“Our target was to reach the final, but we could not make it,” Malla said. “Matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were good exposure for us.”
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play for the gold medal.