South Asian Games: Matthew Abeysinghe won two gold medals on day third

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12th South Asian Games logoGUWAHATI- In the third day of the 12th SAG, India maintained its top position in the medals tally with 24 Gold medals . Sri Lanka captured 6 Gold medals while Pakistan with two gold medals stands third in the medal tally. Sri Lankan swimmer Matthew Abeysinghe won two gold medals today.

Today India started with gold medal. In the Women’s 40 KM Criterium Race Cycling event, Lidiyamol Sunny Menamparambil won the Gold medal while India’s Manorama Devi Tongbram got Silver medal. Sri Lankan Sudarika Priyadarshani P. Arachchige won the Bronze medal. There was close contest between the Indian eves. Sunny got 30 points while Manorama Devi finished with 26 points. Sri Lankan Cyclist Sundarika got 9 points.

In Men’s 60 KM Criterium Race (Cycling), Sri Lankans captured both Gold and Silver medals while Indian cyclist got the Bronze medal. Sri Lanka’s Jeevan Manjula Jayasinghe Silva Pilippeng got the highest 34 points and won Gold while his compatriot Navin Ruchira Appuhamy Mahappu Arachchige won Silver. Indian cyclist Pankaj Kumar settled with Bronze.

Indian swimmer’s domination continued in the pool. In Men’s 1500 M Free Style Sajan Prakash bagged gold while Sauravh Sangvekar clinched Silver.  Md. Mahfizur Rahman of Bangladesh got the bronze medal. In Men’s 50 M Free Style Matthew Abeysinghe of Sri Lanka   won gold, Md.  Asif Reza of Bangladesh won silver while India’s Neil Contractor bagged the bronze medal.

In Men’s  – 200 M Breast Stroke Sandeep  Sejwal of India won gold, Kiran  Jaisinghe of Sri Lanka won the silver and Bangladesh’s Md. Shariful Islam was satisfied with bronze. Men’s– 100 m Butterfly Stroke Sri Lankan Matthew Abeysinghe won gold, Suporiyo Mondal of India won the silver and Kt. Cherantha De Silva of Sri Lanka won the bronze.

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