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Bhutan wins 16 medals in South Asian Games

Cheten Dupchu, Thimphu
Feb 16 2016

Bhutan wins 16 medals in South Asian GamesBhutan recorded its highest medal wins during this year’s South Asian Games which concluded today. Despite achieving the feat of winning 16 medals, Bhutan ranked bottom of the table in the medal tally for third time in the event’s history.

Bhutan surpassed its earlier record of 14 medals, which includes a gold medal in 1999. The year still remains Bhutan’s top performance till date.

Bhutan bagged 15 bronze medals but managed to win only one silver medal, this time. It has been barren run yet again for the country in winning the gold medal since 2004.

Bhutan won the medals in three sports events only.

The most medals were won in Taekwondo followed Archery and boxing. The Bhutanese athletes will be returning to the country tomorrow.

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