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SPORTS
INDIA SWEEPS BADMINTON AND ARCHERY GOLDS
February 9, 2016
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1.India walked away with all the gold medals on offer in badminton and archery at the South Asian Games on Monday.

2.India steamrollered Sri Lanka 3-0 in both the men’s and women’s sections to win the badminton crown. The host dominanted the archery events as well clinching all the five titles at stake: compound team men’s and women’s, individual men’s and women’s and mixed.

3.K. Srikanth started cautiously against Buwanaka Goonathileka, the Sri Lankan No.1, before running away with the match 21-14, 21-14 in the first men’s match.

4.Goonathileka was at his best when attacking in the first game, matching the World No.9 from the backcourt, at the net, even employing effective jump smashes that yielded a lot of points in the beginning.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  India (IND) 53 20 6 79
2  Sri Lanka (SRI) 11 27 23 61
3  Pakistan (PAK) 4 11 14 29
4  Bangladesh (BAN) 3 7 21 31
5  Nepal (NEP) 1 4 7 12
6  Afghanistan (AFG) 0 2 5 7
7  Bhutan (BHU) 0 1 1 2
8  Maldives (MDV) 0 0 1 1
Total 72 72 80 224