Pakistani swimmer Lianna Catherine Swan bagged the first ever gold medal at the SAG by winning the women’s 200m swimming breaststroke, whereas Pakistan also won two silvers and four bronze medals on Saturday at the 12th Asian Games held in Guwahati, India.
According to the reports, Swan finished the competition in 2:48.85, whereas Hasanthi Nugawela who won the second position in the South Asian Swimming game completed the lap in 2:49.17.
Romana Akhter, from Bangladesh, managed to achieve the third position by completing the lap in 2:49.60.
Altogether Pakistan managed to achieve one gold, two silvers and three bronze medals at the South Asian Games 2016. Have a look at the names of the participants who won these medals:
- Lianna Catherine Swan (women’s 200m breaststroke)
- Mohammad Bilal (57 kg freestyle wrestling)
- Nadir (65 kg freestyle wrestling)
- Sabiha Bibi (30km individual time trial cycling)
- Kiran Khan, Bisma Khan, Ariba Shaikh and Lianna Catherine Swan (4×100 freestyle swimming)
- Abdullah Ghafoor (56kg weightlifting event)
Pakistan is participating in 21 events out of 23 in the South Asian Games. Meanwhile, having some troubles with the Pakistani Football Federation, it is claimed that Pakistan would not be taking part in both men’s and women’s football games, but they will be participating in the hockey, handball and squash games.
The 12 edition of South Asian Games started from Friday in the Indian cities of Guwahati and Shillong. 436-member of the Pakistani team is participating in the event for different games.
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