SAG Athletics

SAG Athletics 
In Men’s 10000m Run, T. Gopi won Gold Medal and Suresh Kumar won the SilverMedal for India while Sri Lankan athlete D. L. Samrrajeewa won the Bronze today at 12th SAG in In Womens 400m Relay Race, Gold Medal goes to Sri Lanka’s W.V.L. Sugandhi and M. Jayathilaka. S. Sini and Srabani Nanda of India won the Silver Medal while Sultana Zakia and Akter Shohagi of Bangladesh won Bronze Medal. 

In Mens 800m Run, Indunil Herath (Sri Lanka) won Gold medal at the 12th SAG today. Muhammad Ikram of Pakistan won the Silver medal while the Bronze Medal won by India’s Hemantha Kumara.

In 110m Mens Hurdle event, India’s J. Surendhar and K. Prem Kumar won the Goldand Silver Medals respectively while Mohsin Ali of Pakistan won the Bronze Medal . In 100m Womens Hurdle, Indian duo Gayathry won Gold and KV Sajitha won Silver Medal. Sri Lankan athlete R.A.I.S. Rajasinghe managed to grab the Bronze medal.

Neeraj Chopra won the Gold in Mens Javelin Throw at IGA Stadium. Sri Lankan athlete R.M.S.J.Ranasinghe won the Silver while Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan won the Bronze Medal.

Indian sprinters Rajiv Arokya and Mohammed Kuni won the Gold and Silver Medals . H.M. Dilip Ruwan of Sri Lanka won the Bronze Medal. 

SAG Indian shooters aims Gold in 50m pistol 
In 50m Pistol Men Team shooting competition India won the Gold at the 12th SAG today. The Gold winning Indian team members were Omkar Singh, P.N. Prakash and Om Prakash. Pakistani team members Khan Kalimullah, Akhtar Muhammad and Ullah Kalem won the Silver Medal while Bangladeshi shooters Mohendra Singha, Ahmad Sakil and Md. Anwar Hossain bagged the Bronze Medal. 
SAG Cash award announced to Indian Volleyball teams 
Volleyball Federation of India has announced an award of Rs.10 lakh for both the Men and Women teams for winning Gold Medals in the 12th South Asian Games at Guwahati.

This was announced by the president of Volleyball Federation of India, Chaudhary Avadhesh Kumar to acknowledge and encourage the moral boosting of team members, the Chief Coach and other coaches to get the laurels for India. It is to mention that for the first time both the Men and Women Volleyball teams have performed excellently in this championship bringing Gold Medals for the country. 
SAG Indian eves win 10m Air Rifle 
In 10m Air Rifle Women Individual shooting competition India swept Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. Apurvi Chandela clinched the Gold, Silver won by Pooja Ghatakar while Elizabeth Susan Koshy settled for Bronze Medal. 
SAG Tennis: Medals shared by India & SL 
In 12th SAG today, in Men’s Doubles Tennis, Indian pair Ramkumar Ramanathan and Vijay Sundar Prasath won Gold Medal. Divij Sharan and Sanam Singh won the Silver Medal. The Bronze Medal goes to Sri Lankan players Harshana Godamanna and Shamal Dassanayake. 

SAG Women’s Double TT: Indian won Gold and Silver 
In 12th SAG, Womens Double Table Tennis, played at Shillong, Indian pair won Gold and Silver medals. Pooja Sahasrabudhe and Manika Batra won gold by defeating Mouma Dad-Shamini Kumaresan by 3-0. Defeated Indian pair has to settle with Silver Medal.

The Bronze Medals went to Sabita Shrestha-Elina Maharjan of Nepal. They defeated Ishara Madhurangi - Erandi Warusawithana of Sri Lanka. 

SAG Table Tennis 
G Sathiyan and Devesh Karia made short work of Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty in the final of the table tennis men's doubles at the 12th South Asian Games 2016 here today morning.

Amalraj was looking for his third gold medal of the tournament, but the national singles champion and his partner were taken down by the young pairing of Sathiyan/Karia in straight games, 11-1, 11,8, 11-6 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Sports Hall.

Earlier, Manika Batra and Pooja Sahasrabudhe were crowned champions of the women's doubles by defeating Mouma Das and K Shamini, also in straight games, 11-7, 13-11, 11-5. Although the silver medallists gave the winners a hiccup in the second game that went to 24 points, Batra and Sahasrabudhe had little trouble in the first and third games.

With all the contestants in the finals from India, two more gold and two silver were added to India's kitty.

Bronze medals were awarded to the losing semifinalists. In the women's category, bronze was won by Nabita Shrestha and Elina Maharjan of Nepal and Ishara Madhurangi and Erandi Warusawithana of Sri Lanka. Both bronzes in the men's category went to pairs from Sri Lanka - Rohan Sirisena/Chameern Ginge and Udaya Ranasinghe/Nirmala Jayasinghe.

Medal ceremonies for both men's and women's doubles were held immediately after the men's final. The dignitaries who gave away the medals in the women's doubles were Joint CEO (Shillong) of the 12th South Asian Games 2016 and Meghalaya Sports and Youth Affairs Commissioner and Secretary Mr. FR Kharkongor, Meghalaya Sports and Youth Affairs Director Mr. FM Dopth, Meghalaya Sports and Youth Affairs Deputy Director Mr. J Marak and Mr. Passang Dingla of the Arunachal Pradesh Table Tennis Association. The dignitaries who gave away the medals in the men's doubles were Mr. SM Bali of the Indian Olympic Association, Mr. Francis Marwein of the Sports Authority of India, Mr. John Kharshiing of the Meghalaya State Olympic Association and Mr. MP Singh of the Table Tennis Federation of India. 

SAG Badminton 
It was yet another day of Indian dominance at the NEHU, SAI Special Area Games in Shillong where the host country shuttlers proceeded to the semis of the individual events on Tuesday. The Indians won all that came their way without even dropping a set.

It was also for the first time that Shillongites got a view of the famed doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa. The duo beat Sri Lanka's Chandrika De Silva and Nadeesha Gayanthi 21--, 21-12 to ease to the semis of the women's doubles event.

K Srikanth and HS Prannoy made to the round of four in the men's singles beating Ahmed Thoif Mohamed of Maldives and Murad Ali of Pakistan respectively. While Srikanth sent Nepal's Bikash Shrestha packing for a place in the quarters, Prannoy tamed Bhutan's Karma Chendru to make the cut.

PV Sindhu, who received a bye to quarters, took just 15 minutes to beat Maldives' Aishath Afnaan 21-7, 21-7 to reach semis.

India's Ruthvika Shivani also made it to the last four beating Sri Lanka's Thilini Hendahewa and Pakistan's Khizna on her way.

There was a sudden buzz at the NEHU indoor sports complex when the famed Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa arrived at the court for their quarterfinal encounter with Sri Lanka's Chandrika De Silva and Nadeesha Gayanthi.

Gutta looked relaxed and visibly casual in her approach initially but was spot on with her moves. The crowd put its weight behind the Indian pair as Gutta went about things in a way unique to her. Gutta delivered accurate strokes and never missed a chance to press the deception button thus confusing her opponents.

Ponnappa, meanwhile, delivered a couple of perfect cross court smashes to rattle the opponents. The duo sealed the game 21-11, 21-12.

The most closely fought encounter of the day for the Indians was the quarterfinal match between the women's doubles pair of Maneesha Kukapalli and Sikki Reddy and Pakistan's Saima Wagas and Sara. While the Indian pair sailed through 21-9 in the first set, Saima and Sara came back strong in the second threatening to take the set, a first against India in the event till now. Down 16-18, the Indian pair fought back to 18-18 and subsequently won the set 21-19.

In the men's doubles Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Atri beat the Pakistan pair of Azeem and Irfan 21-14, 21-17 to the semis.

The other Indian men's doubles pair of Akshay Dewalkar and Pranav Jerry Chopra made light work of Bangladesh' Enamul and Parash beating them 21-10, 21-11 in just 20 minutes.

In mixed doubles, Manu Atri and Ashwini Ponnappa dismissed Pakistan's Shabar Hussain and Saima Wagas in just 16 minutes beating them 21-7, 21-4.

The other Indian mixed doubles pair of Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy beat Nepal's Ratnajit Tamang and Sara Devi Tamang in straight sets to proceed.

With all the Indians making the cut, an all-Indian final looks like a foregone conclusion on Wednesday. 

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