India sweep basketball gold in South Asian Beach Games

Updated: Oct 12, 2011, 15:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Indian men and women`s teams won gold medal in 3-on-3 (3x3) basketball competition of the South Asian Beach Games in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, after defeating the home side and Maldives in their respective finals.

In the men`s final, India defeated Sri Lanka 21-16 with Jagdeep Singh scoring eight points. They had won all three of their group games, defeating Maldives, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka.

Indian women defeated Maldives 17-7 in the final to win gold. They had won all their earlier league games against Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka.