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Sandeep clinches gold in Taekwondo, Indians bag four medals

Last Updated: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 18:53

Dhaka: Sandeep Kundu beat Ravindra Rajapaksha of Sri Lanka to clinch the title in men`s over-87kg category, while Indians rounded off their Taekwondo campaign with a gold, one silver and two bronze at 11th South Asian Games.

Sandeep overcame Rajapaksha 6-3 for the yellow metal at the National Sports Council Gymnasium, while Pakistani Adil Shah and Mohammad Rasiul Kabir of Bangladesh laid their hands on the bronze medal.

India, however, had to settle for silver in the women`s under-53kg event when Latika Bhandari went down to Ayasha Shakya of Nepal 1-5.

Hassina Majboor of Afghanistan and Gayathri Sandamali of Sri Lanka bagged the bronze medal in that section.
India`s two bronze medals came through Shristi Singh (women`s under-57kg) and Nakul Malhotra (men`s under-87kg).

Deepak Bista of Nepal claimed the men`s under-87kg gold. For the 33-year-old this was his fourth consecutive SA Games gold.

Bhutan`s Tashi took the silver, while Shahabuddin of Afghanistan shared the bronze with Malhotra.
In women`s under-57kg, Fathima Keshi Suhail of Sri Lanka took the gold, while Manita Sahi got the silver.

Bangladeshi Sharabuni Biswas shared the bronze with Shristi.


First Published: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 18:53
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