South Asian Games 2019: India enter semi-finals of men's and women's volleyball with straight-game wins

  • The men's team beat host Nepal 25-15 25-13 25-16 to top group A, while the women's side defeated Bangladesh 25-8 25-11 25-9

  • Over 2,700 athletes will compete for 1,119 medals, including 319 gold, in 26 game categories

  • Though the formal opening ceremony of the 13th South Asian Games will take place on Sunday, some sports events have already begun

Kathmandu: The Indian men's and women's volleyball teams notched up similar straight-game victories to cruise to the semi-finals of the 13th South Asian Games at Kathmandu on Friday.

 South Asian Games 2019: India enter semi-finals of mens and womens volleyball with straight-game wins

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The men's team beat host Nepal 25-15 25-13 25-16 to top group A, while the women's side defeated Bangladesh 25-8 25-11 25-9.

The women's team will take on Maldives in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Though the formal opening ceremony of the 13th South Asian Games will take place on Sunday, some sports events have already begun.

Over 2,700 athletes will compete for 1,119 medals, including 319 gold, in 26 game categories. As many as 499 athletes from India are participating in the biggest sporting event of South Asia.

The closing ceremony will be held on 10 December.

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Updated Date: Nov 29, 2019 22:33:03 IST