12th South Asian Games, Guwahati

 

Finish Line, Men's Elite Criterium © SAG 2016
Finish Line, Men’s Elite Criterium © SAG 2016

The South Asian Games is a  multi-sport event. It is the regional games of the Olympic Council of Asia. Cycling events of the 12th South Asian Games were held from 6th Feb to 9th of Feb 2016 at NH 37 near Tikoni Bari on a stretch of 10 Km towards Jagi Road. Cyclists from five South Asian countries, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India took part in the event. The event was organized in accordance with the UCI regulation under the Chief Commissaire Mr. N. Karunaratne from Sri Lanka and Mr. Amar Singh, International Commissaire from India along with 38 National Technical Officials.

Sri Lankan Women's Team © SAG 2016
Sri Lankan Women’s Team © SAG 2016

The races witnessed one of the biggest extravaganza on NH 37, with huge number of spectators lined up on the whole stretch of the route of 10Kms. Nerve biting finishes at speeds of up to 70 Kms/hr in mass start events and 47 Km per hour speeds maintained by the Indian Gold medal winner Team were some of the highlights of the event. Indian Elite woman rider was the show runner with Ms. T. Bidyalaxmi Devi of Manipur, winning 03 Gold medals out of total 04 women event and all three victories in Elite Women mass start event was the best moments of cycling events.

South Asian Cycling Federation
South Asian Cycling Federation

The Indian Cycling team won 06 Gold, 05 Silver & 03 Bronze Medals fetching us the top position amongst the 8 cycling events that took place at the Games.

Medal Tally

Total Medals Total
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 India 6 5 2 13
2 Sri Lanka 2 2 3 7
3 Pakistan 0 1 3 4
4 Bangladesh 0 0 0 0
5 Nepal 0 0 0 0

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