|India sweep triathlon gold medals| GUWAHATI, Feb 14: India today bagged the top spot in the triathlon mixed relay team event and swept the gold medals in the discipline in the 12th South Asian Games here.
(From left) Dhiraj Sawant, Pallavi Retiwala, Sorojini Devi and Dilip Kumar of India pose after winning the gold medal in the triathlon mixed relay team event in the 12th South Asian Games at the Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati on Sunday. – UB Photos
The Indian team of Pallavi Retiwala, Dilip Kumar, Thoudam Sarojini Devi and Dhiraj Sawant won the gold with a combined timing of 01:24:31 on the final day of the triathlon competitions at the Sarusajai Sports Complex here. Today’s gold was the second for Dilip and Pallavi as they had won the yellow metal each in the men’s and women’s individual events yesterday.
India thus swept all the three gold medals on offer in the discipline. India had also won two silver, one each in the men’s and individual events through Guru Datta and Pooja Chaurushi respectively.
Today’s mixed team relay had 300m swimming, 60km cycling and 1.2km running events.
Each team has two men and two women and they have to compete in all the three events. In a team, a woman will start the proceedings followed by a man and then a woman and so on.
The Nepal team won the team silver, while Sri Lanka bagged the bronze. – PTI