Indian athletes dominate proceedings in Army Sports Meet

Kathmandu: India started off its campaign in the South Asian Army Sports Meet in grand style with Sandip Kumar Singh, Jitin Kumar and Rathis Kumar bringing laurels to the country on the opening day of the event held here.

While Sandip recored a timing of 3:59:02 minutes to pip his nearest rival from Sri Lanka in the 1,500m race, Jitin scaled a height of 2.11m to emerge the winner in the high jump.

In the long jump, Rathis secured first position by recording a leap of 7.20m.

The six-day event, which kicked off at Army Physical Training and Sports Centre in the premises of Rajdal Battalion of Nepal Army here on Friday, is aimed to promote goodwill and cooperation among the armies of the South Asian nations.