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  1. TheGreatMaratha

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    Sports News, Nation, (New Delhi), November 9:-The schedule for the 13th South Asian Games 2019 was announced on Friday.

    India will be taking part in 17 games out of 27 in the Games slated to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from December 1.

    The ten games in which India communicated it will not participate are: Archery, Cricket, Golf, Karate, Kabbadi, Paragliding, Table Tennis, Tennis, Taekwondo and Wrestling.

    Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the other countries taking part in the games.

    -(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

    https://citytoday.news/13th-south-asian-games-2019-schedule-announced/
     
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    Good luck to all participating countries in these games! Hope we get to see exciting performances from all countries.

    Please find below the countries and number of athletes participating:

    Bangladesh
    Number of Games: 25
    Number of Players: 591

    Bhutan
    Number of Games: 14
    Number of Players: 142

    India
    Number of Games: 17
    Number of Players: 461

    Nepal
    Number of Games: 27
    Number of Players: 648

    Maldives
    Number of Games: 11
    Number of Players: 332

    Pakistan
    Number of Games: 18
    Number of Players: 622

    Sri Lanka
    Number of Games: 25
    Number of Players: 622

    Sports that will be played:
    Archery
    Athletics
    Basketball
    Badminton
    Boxing
    Cycling
    Cricket
    Fencing
    Football
    Golf
    Handball
    Judo
    Kabbaddi
    Karate
    Koh-Kho
    Paragliding
    Swimming
    Shooting
    Squash
    Tennis
    Taekwondo
    Triathlon
    Volleyball
    Wushu
    Table Tennis
    Weight lifting
    Wrestling

    Nepal is hosting the Games!
     
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    Ah, the South Asian games. Where the most nonathletic countries in the world gets to compete against each other.
     
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    The tag for the country being non-athletic or athletic has to do with the economic development of the country.
    In the middle and dark ages, the Europe was ridden with the plague, malnutrition, stunted growth, low immunity from disease, bad teeth, Rickets etc. While in the Middle East and the Sub continent, people could afford adventures which used their own physical strengths and endurance. For example, the Arab merchants set on to find new sea routes, they waged wars for more land and resources, they could play games, hunt large animals for fun, invent and play chess.

    Now I was reading yesterday that in Bangladesh, engineers are applying for government sanitation and cleaning jobs. Now in such economic condition how can a youngster earn a living by playing cricket or tennis? Even in my country, the rich can have access to good quality tennis courts, football fields, hockey fields, swimming pools et cetera.
     
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    Wanted to correct you about invention of chess. Chess was actually invented by Indians/South Asians. The ladder was good karma and the snake was bad karma. It was called Chaturanga. Again, chess was modified as it spread westwards and eastwards to what it is today.

    It's important that these games are held every 2-3 years so that budding athletes atleast get a chance to get a medal on the world stage so that they are inspired to put in more efforts. Don't be so negative about everything.

    It's the problem of overpopulation for these countries. If each country in South Asia had even half of the present population, you would have seen a much developed South Asia. In fact, South Asians would be performing a lot better in all sports compared to now.
     
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    Pakistan bag one gold, two silver and one bronze
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    KATHMANDU: Pakistani karatekas were on fire on Monday in the ongoing 2019 South Asian Games as they helped the country bag three medals in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Young karateka Shahida opened the account for Pakistan in the event with a gold medal in the single kata category with 42 points. Naimatullah was next to bag a medal for Pakistan as he scored 24.92 points to win a silver.

    The third medal was won in the team event courtesy Gulnaz, Shahida and Nargis’ exceptional performance.

    Later, in the men’s team event, Pakistan trio of Naseer Ahmed, Noman and Naimatullah to a team competition bronze medal.

    Pakistan now have four medals in the event so far.

    Meanwhile, Pakistan have also qualified for the final of the volleyball event where they will face arch-rivals India on Tuesday.

    Pakistan has fielded a contingent of 305 athletes in the 2019 South Asian Games.

    Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr Fehmida Mirza on Monday lauded the national karatekas for displaying outstanding performance. She praised the efforts and sheer hardwork of the Pakistani karate team for producing great results and winning laurels for the country, said a press release issued here.

    The minister attended the inauguration ceremony of the Games in order to boost the morale of Pakistani participants. She was accompanied by Secretary IPC Akbar Durrani who led the contingent as chief de mission.

    A spectacular fireworks display followed the official opening of the 13th SAG which kicked off with a march-past by athletes of all participating countries and beautiful cultural performances by the Nepalese artists.

    Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2019

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1520160/pakistan-bag-one-gold-two-silver-and-one-bronze


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    South Asian Games 2 December recap
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    The second day of the 13th South Asian Games saw Nepali athletes dominate the arena, with most wins in taekwondo and karate.

    Mandekaji Shrestha became the first to win gold for Nepal in the on-going games when he defeated Pakistani’s Niamatullah in men’s individual Karate Kata. Meanwhile in women’s side, Chanchala Danuwar won a silver medal after losing to Pakistani rival Shahida in the final. Nepal however, was victorious in both women’s and men’s group kata category final defeating Pakistani and Sri Lankan team respectively.


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    In Pokhara, Sonia Gurung emerged victorious in women’s triathlon, whereas Basanta Thapa finished third in the men’s category. Gurung completed the triathlon in one hour 13 minutes and 45 seconds to clinch the gold.

    Elsewhere Kamal Shrestha beat India’s Rahul Jain to secure gold for Nepal in men’s poomsae in 23-29 category. Sri Lankan player Nishashankase Asinge bagged the bronze. Sina Maden of Nepal bagged another gold in taekwondo winning women’s individual Taekwondo poomsae 27-23 category.


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    Nepal made a victorious start in the women cricket held today in Pokhara. The host nation pulled a 10 wickets win against the Maldives. Anjali Chand, who took six wickets in two maidens in 2.1 overs made history in T20 cricket for the best bowling figures and became the first bowler to take six wickets for no run in any international matches.

    Back in martial arts, Laxman Tamang clinched gold in 55kg category of Kumite by defeating Mohammad Mustafa of Bangladesh. Diwash Shrestha however, fell to Pakistani player in 84kg category and had to contend with the silver. Biplav Lal Shrestha won gold in men’s above 84kg Kumite by overcoming Pakistan’s Muhammad Baz.


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    Nepal’s Parbati Gurung defeated Sri Lanka’s ThilakShika Jayawweera in 23-29 age category of Taekwondo Poomsae to win gold. Ayasha Shakya overpowered Indian opponent also to win gold in Taekwondo poomsae above 29 category.

    In badminton, both men’s and women’s team had to contend with bronze medals. But Nepal won another gold from the reliable pair of Ayesha Shakya and Sanjib Kumar Ojha who were victorious in above 29 years category of pair poomsae.


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    In group event, a team of Nita Gurung, Prashansa Chhetri and Sushila Rai won gold in above 23 catgory in women’s poomsae. Similarly, Nepal’s Nisha Darnal, Swastika Tamang and Sanjila Timilsina also won in 17-29 age group event.

    In volleyball, Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh to win bronze in men’s category. India and Pakistan will battle it out for gold in the match to be held on Tuesday. On women’s side, the much-awaited finals between the host Nepal and defending champion India will be held at 2PM on Tuesday.


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    As of now Nepal stands at the top of medal tally with 15 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals. India and Sri Lanka has each won three gold meals each with Pakistani and Bangladesh winning two each.

    https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/south-asian-games-2-december-recap/
     
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    India is not taking these Games seriously. Very few main athletes are participating. Not even one A team anywhere.
     
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    Current medal tally.

    Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1 [​IMG] Nepal (NEP)* 23 9 12 44
    2 [​IMG] India (IND) 15 16 9 40
    3 [​IMG] Sri Lanka (SRI) 5 14 27 46
    4 [​IMG] Pakistan (PAK) 4 11 12 27
    5 [​IMG] Bangladesh (BAN) 4 4 20 28
    6 [​IMG] Maldives (MDV) 1 0 0 1
    7 [​IMG] Bhutan (BHU) 0 0 3 3
    Totals (7 nations) 52 54 83 189
     
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    i hate this sh1t called south asia . there is nothing such scrap .
     
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    Aap k hate krnay sa south Asia koi khatam to nhi hojaye ga
    Southern part of Asia is south Asia
    South eastern part is Southeast Asia
     
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    we must be free of such stupidity . if i ever have chance i will remove pakistan from SAARC and other regional groups . tell me what is common between in bengali -sri lankan nepali and pakistan ?
    language food culture music even body shapes are not common .
     
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    Agree.. considering GDP per capita, HDI and infrastructure, Sri Lanka should belong in ASEAN
     
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    my best wishes .
     
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    Latest Medals tally:

    Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1 [​IMG] India (IND) 63 41 21 125
    2 [​IMG] Nepal (NEP)* 36 27 38 101
    3 [​IMG] Sri Lanka (SRI) 17 35 55 107
    4 [​IMG] Pakistan (PAK) 16 23 29 68
    5 [​IMG] Bangladesh (BAN) 4 11 46 61
    6 [​IMG] Maldives (MDV) 1 0 2 3
    7 [​IMG] Bhutan (BHU) 0 0 6 6
    Totals (7 nations) 137 137 197 471

    South Asia is a thing. It exists geographically.

    Surprised to see low Gold medal count of Bangladesh. I thought BD was taking active efforts to promote sports culture?
     
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    India vs Pakistan Volleyball final.Interesting to see more Nepalis supporting Pakistan

     
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