September 26: Players from different countries have secured a total of 228 medals so far in the ongoing 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. But, Nepal is still unable to secure any medal till now.
Among 45 countries participating in the Games, players from 25 countries have bagged medals.
As of Monday, China bagged 39 gold medals, 21 silver and nine bronze medals to top the medals tally. Similarly, South Korea is a distant second with 10 gold and silver medals each and 13 bronze medals, followed by Japan in the third position with five gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals, while Uzbekistan is trailing in the fourth position with four gold, six silver and bronze medals each.
Nepal's performance off the mark
Nepal's performance in the ongoing Asian Games is off the mark. The players have disappointed the sports revelers. All Nepali players were defeated in tennis on Monday. Nepal lost in all four competitions. Pradip Khadka who won the first round match under men’s singles category lost to a Japanese player in straight sets in the second round.
Similarly, Abhisek Bastola under men’s singles category was defeated by a Hong Kong player. The group of Avilasha Bista and Mahima Rana lost to South Korean team in women’s doubles. In the mixed doubles, Abhisek Bastola and Avilasha Bista lost to an Indonesian team.
Nepal also lost in fencing, rugby, cycling, basketball, taekwondo, judo, and swimming.
Meanwhile, Rabin Thapa who defeated an Indonesian player in 51-kg category in boxing 4-1 is playing with Korean players in the pre-quarter final. -- RSS