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South Asian Games 2019

South Asian Games 2019
Opening Ceremony of 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu, Nepal

The 13th South Asian Games was held on Kathmandu and Pokhara during December 1-10 in 2019. Nepal won 51 gold medals standing second among the seven countries viz. India, Bhuta, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Pakistan. South Asian Games or SAG is held once in every two years. This is the third time Nepal is hosting the South Asian Games after hosting for the first time in 1984 and the second time in 1999.

Official Logo and Mascot

Official Logo of the 13 South Asian Games

Blackbuck Mascot

Games Played in the 13th South Asian Games

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Basketball 3×3
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Judo

  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Kho Kho
  • Shooting
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Wushu
Fireworks and Drone lights animating the sky of the Dasarath Stadium during the opening ceremony
National Football team of Nepal
National Football Team of Nepal who won the Gold medal

Nepal won the Gold Medal in most popular game Football. Gaurika Singh, a 17 year old swimmer got 4 gold medals for Nepal.

Gaurika Singh won 4 Gold Medals in the Swimming events

Prime minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Oli has announced cash prizes of Rs. 9,00,000 for the gold medalist, Rs. 6,00,000 lakhs for the Silver medalist and Rs. 3,00,000 for the Bronze medalist.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli with the gold medalists of the 13th South Asian Games, amidst a programme held in Prime Minister’s official residence, as seen on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Photo Courtesy: Prime Minister’s Office

Result of the 13th South Asian Games

Participating Country  Gold  Silver  BronzeTotal
India1739345311
Nepal516095206
Sri Lanka4083128251
Pakistan324159132
Bangladesh193287138
Maldives1045
Bhutan071320

Pakistan is hosting the 14th South Asian Games in 2022.

Official website of the 13th South Asian Games https://www.13sagnepal.com/

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