Sony Gurung won the women's triathlon for Nepal ©South Asian Games

Nepal celebrated home success in the women's triathlon as the South Asian Games continued today.

Sony Gurung crossed the line in 1 hour 13min 45sec as Indians came home for silver and bronze.

Thoudam Sorojini Devi timed in at 1:14:00 for the silver medal with Mohan Pragnya clocking 1:14:57 for bronze.

India did taste gold in the men's triathlon as Adarsha M .N. Sinimol led home a 1-2 for his country.

His time was 1:02:51 as compatriot Bishworjit Srikhom recorded 1:02:59 in silver medal position.

Basanta Tharu of Nepal won host nation bronze in 1:03:06.

Twenty-seven sports are on the programme for the South Asian Games, with 700 athletes and officials due to attend from the competing nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

A number of medals were won in karate ©South Asian Games
A number of medals were won in karate ©South Asian Games

As well as capital Kathmandu, action is taking place in Pokhara and Janakpur.

There was joy for Nepal at the poomsae taekwondo where the home team collected seven gold medals across the various age group categories.

Sinal Limbu Maden, Parbati Gurung, Ayasha Shakya, Kama, Shrestha, Sanjeev Kumar Ojha and Ayasha Shakya all topped podiums on home soil.

Nepal also won seven karate titles including the men's and women's team kata and the men's individual kata for Kaji Shrestha.

The Games continue tomorrow.