Harsha Singh (right) and Gaurav Singh during the 13th South Asian Games 2019 being held in Nepal Credit: EastMojo image

Guwahati: Assam girl Harsha Singha bagged a gold in taekwondo in the pair poomsae event (23 to 29 years’ category) with Gaurav Singha at the 13th South Asian Games being held in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday.

The duo edged past Sri Lanka’s Jayaweera and Nishshanka 8.310 – 8.150 to emerge victorious.

India celebrated a huge return in the South Asian Games as no less than nine medals were won on the mat, including two golds.

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The top gold was won by the men’s team poomsae (17 years and above to U-23); Lalthlamunapuia, Lalafakzula, Daniel Lalhumthanga, beating the Sri Lankan tearm of Ranuka Pedi, Durayalage Isuru and Nimesh Thanthirige.

The South Asian Games are a binennial multi sport event held among the athletes from South Asia and are joined by eight members; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

This year, the 13th South Asian Games were held from December 1 and will continue till December 10 in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Janakpur in Nepal.

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