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Rich haul by Indian swimmers on final day
Sports reporter
 GUWAHATI, Feb 10 - Maintaining their supremacy the Indian swimmers won five more gold medals on the final day of the event in the 12th South Asian Games at the Dr Zakir Hussain Aquatic Complex, Sarusajai today.

Veerdhawal Khade claimed his first gold of the Games coming top in the menís 50m butterfly. Shraddha Sudhir (womenís 200m medley), Jyotsna Pansare (womenís 50m butterfly), and both the menís and womenís 4x100 medley relay teams were the other Indian gold medal winners today.

With todayís five, Indiaís total medal tally remained with five gold, three silver and one bronze medal.

Khade won the gold in 50m butterfly for menís with a Games record of 24.54 seconds. The Indian menís 4x100m medley team also set a new SAG record of 3:49.78.

Sri Lanka clinched three gold. Matthew Abeysinghe opened the account by winning in 200m medley for men with a Games record time of 2:09.63. He also won a gold in 100m freestyle with a meet record of 51.23 seconds.

Kimiko Raheem secured the third gold for Sri Lanka also with a SAG record of 57.20 seconds in 100m freestyle for women. Silver winners for India were Sanu Debnath (200m medley for men), Anshul Kothari (50m butterfly for men) and Avantika Chavan (50m butterfly for women), while Shivani Kataria got a bronze in 100m freestyle for women.

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