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Joshana Chinappa won gold in Squash



Joshana Chinappa won gold in Squash 
In 12th SAG Joshana Chinappa of India won the Gold in Women’s individual Squash event by defeating Maria Toorpaki of Pakistan. In Men’s Squash competition Nasir Iqbal of Pakistan won the gold while compatriot Farhan Zaman won the Silver. 


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India bags gold in SAG men’s Wushu Taolu 
India’s M. Punshiva Meitei clinched a gold medal on Monday in the men’s Wushu Taolu competition (Nanquan & Nangun) at the Rising Sun Sports Complex in Assam Rifles, Laitkor. Silver went to Yubaraj Thapa of Nepal while the bronze medal was earned by H. M. P. Manuranga of Sri Lanka.In women’s Wushu Taolu (Nanqua & Nandao), Nepal’s Nima Gharti Magar grabbed gold while Swechcha Jatav bagged a silver medal for India. Bronze was won by Pakistan’s Mubashra Akhtar. The men’s 65 kg Sanshou quarter final saw Arun Nagar shine for India with a win over Sri Lanka’s S. N. Deshpriya while Afghanistan’s Shekib Haidari defeated Bangladesh’s Md Rakib Hossan in another contest. Other quarter final matches saw Afghanistan’s Maroof Haidari display an impressive performance to overcome Nepal’s Chitra Singh Thakur while Maz Khan of Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka’s Nid Aberathane in the men’s 70 kg category.Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Rashid Minhas beat Nepal’s Dhanbir Maharajan in the men’s 75 kg category.In the women’s Sanshou semi finals competition, Yumnam Sanathoi Devi of India defeated Bangladesh’s Most Nur Bano in a 52 kg category bout while Jharana Gurung of Nepal successfully beat Aghanistan’s Zarmira Ibrahim in another 52 kg category bout.

In the 60 kg category Sanshou semi finals, Nepal’s Juni Rai defeated Rukhsana Hanif of Pakistan while Indian Kesisham Arunpama Devi defeated Samira Ibrahim of Afghanistan. The women’s 70 kg category saw India’s Puja Kadian beat Mst Forida Parvin of Bangladesh while Bindu Pun Magar of Nepal defeated Pakistan’s Zarina Rafique. 

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Union Sports Minister expressed satisfaction with 12th SAG progress 
Union Sports Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, who is the chairman of the organising committee SAG 2016, today expressed satisfaction over the successful hosting of the first four days of the multi-discipline 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati and Shillong and hoped the remaining eight days would also pass off successfully. "Today is the fourth day. It has been a great success so far, thanks to the people of Guwahati and Shillong as well as the media involved. I hope the remaining eight days will be more successful," Shri Sonowal said interacting with the media at Dr Zakir Hussain Aquatics Complex in Guwahati today, where he watched some of the finals of the swimming competition of the SAG. He also conferred away medals to the winners. He also appreciated the people of the state for the enthusiasm they have shown for the Games. "I have interacted with some schoolchildren and all of them said they are in love with the SAG. They say they want more events of this kind in our state. It shows the love of the people of this part of the country towards sports," the minister said. 

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Indian Archers won most gold medals in Individual category 
In 12th SAG Archery competitions which are being played in Shillong, India won the most Gold Medals with 2 in the Individual Category, 2 in the Team Category and 1 in the Mixed Team Category and 2 Silver Medals in the Individual Category, making it a total of 5 Gold and 2 Silver Medals, while Bangladesh bagged a total of 8 Medals - 4 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals in the 2nd Rank, as Bhutan bagged a total of 4 Medals - 2 Bronze and 2 Silver Medals and ranked 3rd Archery competitions, which are being played in Shillong, India won gold in the Compound Men’s Individual event. Rajat Chouhan won the gold by defeating Abhishek Verma.

In women’s Compound Individual event Purvasha Sudhir Shende won the gold by defeating Jyoti Surekha Vennam. In both the events close contests were between Indian Archers.

The final tally of the Compound Men Team, India clinched Gold Medal, Silver to Bhutan, while Bangladesh bagged the Bronze.

In the Compound Women Team, India defeated Bangladesh and took away the Gold Medal, leaving the latter with Silver Medal. 
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Top Indian athletes Annu, Poovamma and Rajiv will perform 9th Feb, 2016 
In 12th SAG’s much awaited athletic thrills to start tomorrow at IGA Stadium Sarusajai Sports Complex here. Top Indian athletes Annu Rani, M.R. Poovamma and Arokia Rajiv will be the star in tomorrow’s events. Annu Rani is a top Javelin Thrower. She won the Gold medal in 55th National Open Athletics Championship in 2015. While Rajiv won a gold at an international meet by winning the event in the second leg of the Asian Grand Prix in June last year. Arjuna Awardee Poovamma won a bronze in the individual women’s 400m race and a gold in the 4x400m relay race in the Incheon Asian Games last year.

Men and Women from eight countries will show their talents at IGA track field. The field is ready for spectacular events which include Long Jump and High Jump, 400 meter, 800 meter 5000 meter and the most popular and attractive 100 meter race. Hammer Throw and Shot Put are other attractions. 
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India-SL Women Football in Shillong on Feb.09 
In Shillong two Women’s Football matches to be played tomorrow in 12th SAG. In the first match India will take on Sri Lanka in JLN Stadium while seond matches will be played between Bangladesh and Maldives at the same venue. 
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Archery SAG 
India has bagged Gold Medal in the Compound Women match held today at the First Ground of the JN Sports Complex, Shillong.

Purvasha Sudhir Shinde, Jyoti Surekha Vennam, and Lily Chanu Paonam kept India at the top all the way through the match hitting the target with no less than seven, even through towards the last round they were seemingly shaken.

The lady archers of India scored a total of 228 points against their counterpart Bangladesh’s Shushma Banik, Tammanna Parvin, and Roksana Akter, who scored a total of 217 points.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh has bagged Bronze with 207 points after defeating Nepal who managed to score a close 197 points.

Also in the Compound Men Team Competition, Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan, and Manash Jyoti Changmai have earned India a well deserved Gold Medal by defeating Bhutan 230 points against 219. 
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SAG Archery 
In the Compound Women Individual fight for the Bronze Medal the match was between Tammanna Parvin and Sushmita Banik of Bangladesh. Leading from the start, Sushmita finally ceded to Tammanna with only 3 points behind as the score stands at 138 against 135.

It is Bhutan in the Compound Men Individual fight for Bronze Medal, with Tshewang Dorji and Tashi Deljor at their bows and arrows. Although he was leading all the way from start, Dorji almost caved to his opponent as Deljor kept up the pressure when he scored a straight 10 point in the second to last round. However, Dorji managed to maintain his aim on target and scraped by with only 1 point over Deljor’s at 138 points to grab the Bronze Medal.

The fight for Gold Medal in the Compound Women Individual was between Purvasha Sudhir Shende and Jyoti Surekha Vennam. In this event, Purvasha was leading all the way, even as the competitors both hit the target all 10’s in the 4th Round, shaking her up a bit, however she managed to stay on top defeating Jyoti by 138 against 133 points to take home the Gold Medal.

The fight for Gold Medal in the Compound Men Individual was between Abhishek Verma and Rajat Chauhan. Both archers maintained their steady aim, hitting nothing below 9 on the target.

Abhishek was leading in the first round, but Rajat managed to equalize in the second round. In the third round Abhishek managed to stay ahead with 1 point but Rajat equalized the score in the 4th Round and when Abhishek could only hit 9’s in the last round, Rajat could hit two 10’s on the target putting him on the top with 144 points against Abhishek’s 142 to take away the Gold Medal in this division. 
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SAG Athletic competitions to start from 9th Feb, 2016 
The much awaited athletic thrills to start tomorrow at IGA Stadium Sarusajai Sports Complex here.

Men and Women from eight countries will show their talents at IGA track field. The field is ready for spectacular events which include Long Jump and High Jump, 400 meter, 800 meter 5000 meter and the most popular and attractive 100 meter race. Hammer Throw and Shot Put are other attractions. 
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Team India wins Gold Medal in 40 Km Cycling 
In the cycling 40 Km Team Time Trail event (WE), team India wins Gold. Team India covered the required distance in 59.23 mts while the silver medal winning Lankan team covered the same in 1.02.07 Hr. Pakistan team got the Bronze medal.

The Indian team was represented by Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, Rutuja Satpute, Manisha G and Chaoba Devi Clangbam.

Pakistan team members were Sahiba Bibi, Rashida Munir, Razia Shabbir and Fiza Riaz while Sri Lankan team represented by Udeshani Niranjani Kumarasinghe, Lasanthi Krishna Gunathilaka Horathal Pedige, Sriyalatha Wickramasinghe Udagedera Durayalage and Sudarika Priyadarshani Peththaperuma Arachchige 
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