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South Asian Games: 269 medals and counting for India

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:40 IST

The Indian contingent continued to dominate the proceedings at the ongoing South Asian Games in Guwahati and Shillong, with a total of 269 medals as of Sunday morning.

The triathlon mixed relay team of Pallawi Retiwala, Dilip Kumar, Sorohni Devil and Dhiraj Sawant added the day's first gold medal to take India's gold medal count to 157.

The Indian women's handball team also reached the final of the event on Sunday morning. India still have to play in the finals of the men's football and women's football categories on Monday.

With the latest triathlon gold, India extended its lead at the top of the medals tally over Sri Lanka - who have 25 golds and a total of 164 medals.

With nine golds and a medal count of 81, Pakistan are in third place, while Bangladesh occupy the fourth spot with four golds and 59 medals in total.

Afghanistan overtook Nepal to take the fifth place in the medals tally - with three golds in comparison to Nepal's solitary gold medal.

Maldives and Bhutan, meanwhile, remain rooted at the bottom two spots in the list.

First published: 14 February 2016, 2:20 IST
 
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