What's the story?
Indian athletes continued their dominance on day 5 of South Asian Games 2019 as Dalabehara Jhilli and Soren Sneha won the gold medal in women's weightlifting. Jhilli finished at the pole position in the under 45 kg category while Sneha seized the gold in the under 49 kg category.
India had a slow start to the South Asian multi-sport event. The host nation, Nepal, stayed at the top of the SAG 2019 medal tally for the first three days but India toppled them from the number one position on Wednesday (4th December). India has established its dominance in both, the men's and women's sections.
The heart of the matter
The weightlifting event of South Asian Games 2019 began earlier today. In the under 49 kg category, Soren Sneha scored 68 in the snatch round while she finished with 89 in the clean and jerk round to win the gold medal with a total of 157. Sri Lanka's Gomas Hansani secured the silver medal with a total of 155 while Shabir Molla from Bangladesh won the bronze medal with a score of 130.
The under 45 kg had a lopsided result as India's gold medalist Dalabehara Jhilli had a score of 151 in 2 rounds and, the second-placed Sri Lankan athlete, Divsekara Srimali scored 12 less than her. Nepal's own Sangita Rai ended the event at the third spot with a score of 127.
With these two wins, India's gold medal count has reached the 40 mark. Sri Lanka's overall medals are just 4 less than India but of their 82 medals, only 12 are gold. Nepal stands at the second position with 32 golds, 19 silver and 30 bronze medals.