KATHMANDU: The 13th South Asian Games that were held simultaneously held in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Janakpur concluded yesterday in the capital.
The ending ceremony was a display of modern marvel with fireworks, and lights that donned the Nepalese sky. It was a distinct and surreal portrayal of Nepal, with a bright light display of culture, our map and in the end a big Thank You to all the incoming guests.
It was the best performance by Nepal in the South Asian Games, standing second place with a total of 206 medals and 51 gold medals. Numerous records were broken by the players.
Gopi Chand Parki won gold for Nepal in Athletics breaking the barrier after almost a decade.
Sangita Dhami in wrestling brought Nepal its first gold in an international tournament.
After over two decades, Nepal managed to win gold in Boxing.
Santoshi Shrestha won Nepal’s first gold in the 10,000 meters race.
Finally, Gaurika Singh, a true swimming sensation won a record 4 gold’s, and no athlete has come close to this mark.
Nepal performed exceptionally well in Karate, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Judo, Wushu, and Golf winning gold in most of these events.
Prime Minister (PM) K.P.Sharma Oli took to his social media page to send a special message to the guests.
The PM wrote “sincere thanks and deep appreciation to all Member States and players for their active participation in the 13th SAG and making it a grand success. The SAG has further promoted understanding, goodwill, harmony, unity, and solidarity among the people of our region. Thanks to all for their respective contributions to make this mega event a grand success”.
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