India has started its campaign at the 13th South Asian Games on a winning streak. Indian men’s and women’s volleyball teams won their opening matches today. In a Group ‘A’ match Indian men’s team easily defeated Bangladesh in a straight-set by 25-18, 25-14 and 25-15 in Kathmandu, Nepal this evening. In women’s Group ‘A’ match India beat host Nepal in straight sets.
The Nepali girls with huge home supporters gave a tough fight in the first set however India won first set by 26-24. Soon Indian girls bounced back and won the next two sets by 25-12 and 25-16. Now in their last group matches, Indian Women’s team will take on Bangladesh while Men will clash with Nepal tomorrow.
Though the formal opening ceremony of the Games will be held on Sunday some sports have already started. Over 2700 athletes will compete for 1119 medals including 319 Gold in 26 game categories. 499 athletes from India are participating in the biggest sporting event of South Asia. The closing ceremony will be held on 10th December.