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Update 13th South Asian Games concludes at Kathmandu
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13th South Asian Games concluded in Nepal on Tuesday evening; Thousands of sports lovers witnessed gala closing ceremony held at historic Dasaratha Rangshala in Kathmandu.

Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Ishwar Pokharel graced the occasion as Chief Guest. A large number of other dignitaries also attended the closing ceremony. India finished on top with 312 medals comprising 174 gold, 93 silver and 45 bronze. Host Nepal remained second and Sri Lanka got third place.

On the final day of Games India clinched 10 gold, 2 silver and one bronze. Indian boxers continued their outstanding performance and won 6 gold, one silver and one bronze today. In women’s Pinki Rani brought first gold in 51 kg category. She defeated Mala Ravi of Nepal in the final. In 57 kg Sonia Lather won gold by defeating her Sri Lankan opponent. Manju Bamboriya also clinched gold in 64 kg. She beat Nepal’s Punam Rawal. In men’s Sparsh Kumar brought gold. He defeated Mohd. Asif Syed of Pakistan in 52 kg. Varinder Singh lost his bout to Nepal’s Sanil Shahi in 60 kg.  Krishan Vikas clinched gold in 69 kg beating Gul Zaib of Pakistan. In 91 kg Narendra brought sixth Gold for the country. He defeated Ashish Duwadi in the final.

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