South Asian Games: India opens a medal account with 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze in triathlon

POKHARA (Nepal): India opened its medal account on the 13th South Asia Games (SAG) with a gold, two silver and a bronze in the triathlon event on the opening day of the competitions on Monday.

Adarsha MN Sinimol gave India the first gold by winning the men's individual triathlon event while compatriot Bishworjit Srikhom took the silver in a 1-2 finish for the country.

Thoudam Sorojini Devi and Mohan Pragnya added a silver and a bronze in the women's individual event.

The individual triathlon event consists of continuous three legs of 750m swim, 20km bike race and a 5km run. The first athlete to complete the course is declared the winner.

Sinimol recorded 01: 02.51 seconds to win the gold in the men's event, while Bishworjit was second with a time of 01:02:59. Basanta Tharu from Nepal took the bronze at 01:03:06.

In the women's individual event, Sorojini scored 01:14:00 to finish second behind Sony Gurung of Nepal, who took the gold in 01:13:45. Another Indian, Pragnya scored 01:14:57 to win the bronze.

India is represented by 487 athletes in more than 15 disciplines.