13th South Asian Games medal winners feted

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Kathmandu: The 13th South Asian Games (SAG) medal winners were feted here today. Eight players of athletics were feted amid a function here on Monday. The event was organized by Nepal Athletics Association.

Nepali players had won eight medals including three gold medals in the SAG. Santoshi Shrestha, Gopichandra Parkiand Kiran Singh Bogati had bagged gold medals in the 13th SAG.

Santoshi had won a gold medal under the category of 10 thousand meters race, Gopichandra on 5 thousand meter race and Kiran in a marathon race. Similarly, Pushpa Bhandari had won a silver medal in the women’s marathon and Som Bahadur Kumal under 800 meters race.

Likewise, Tanka Karki had won the medal under 1,500 meters while Hari Kumar Rimal under 5,000 meters and Deepak Adhikari under 10 thousand meters race.

The gold medal-winning players were feted with 100,000 each while silver medal-winning players with Rs 35,000 and bronze medal winners with Rs 20,000.

The Athletics Association chair Rajib Bikram Shah had feted them.