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  India end with 308 medals

India end with 308 medals

PTI
Published : Feb 16, 2016, 11:55 pm IST
Updated : Feb 16, 2016, 11:55 pm IST

India’s regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 308 medals, dominating the final day

India’s regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 308 medals, dominating the final day of competitions as well in the South Asian Games here on Tuesday.

With women boxers scooping all the three gold medals on offer and the judokas also bagging the top positions and two silver on the last day of the Games, India’s final tally came to 188 gold, 99 silver and 30 bronze medals.

 

It was a massive jump for the Indians, who had won 175, including 90 gold, in the previous edition of the Games in 2010.

Sri Lanka were a distant second with 186 medals (25 silver, 63 silver and 98 bronze). Pakistan held on to third with a final count of 106 medals (12 gold, 37 silver and 57 bronze).

On the final day of competitions, action was restricted to this hill town where women boxers and judokas fought their summit bouts. First off the blocks were the pugilists, who ensured that India scored a ‘Perfect 10’ in boxing.

After the men had scooped all seven gold medals on offer on Monday, the women made a clean sweep on Tuesday.

M.C. Mary Kom (51kg), former world champion L. Sarita Devi (60kg) and Asian Games bronze winner Pooja Rani (75kg) picked up top honours in their respective categories.

 

Location: India, Meghalaya, Shillong