Track and field began at the South Asian Games today ©South Asian Games

India won four gold medals on the first day of track and field at the South Asian Games in Nepal.

The country's success at Dasarath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu included the women's 100 metres title for Archana Suseendran in a time of 11.80sec.

Sri Lanka claimed both minor medals, as Thanuki Amasha finished in 11.82 for silver and Lakshika Sugand 11.84 for bronze.

There was more Indian success on the track, with Ajay Kumar Saro leading a 1-2 in the men's 1,500m in 3min 54.18sec.

Compatriot Ajeet Kumar took silver in 3.57.18 and Nepal's Tanka Karki earned bronze in 3.59.20.

In the field, India's Sarvesh Anil Ku won the men's high jump with a South Asian Games record of 2.21 metres.

His clearance beat the mark of 2.20m set by Sri Lanka's Manjula Kumara Wijesekara in 2004.

Chethan Balasub of India and Mahfuzur Rahman of Bangladesh shared silver after both cleared 2.16m.

India also won the women's high jump through M. Jishna, who jumped 1.73m.

Dulanjalee Kim of Sri Lanka and Rubina Yadav of India both cleared 1.69m to share silver.

In the men's 100m there was joy for Maldives, as Saaid Hassan came home for gold in 10.49.

India won both volleyball gold medals ©South Asian Games
India won both volleyball gold medals ©South Asian Games

Sri Lanka's Himasha Eashan took silver in 10.50 and Pakistan's Sami Ullah ran to bronze in 10.66.

Nepal celebrated home gold in the women's 10,000m, as Santoshi Shrestha clocked 35.07.94 for glory.

Indian Kavita Yadav took home silver in 35.7.95 and bronze went to Sri Lanka's Nilanthi Lanka in 35.59.02.

Uda Kuburalahe of Sri Lanka won the women's 1,500m with her time of 4.34.34.

India won silver and bronze, as Chanda and Chitra Palakeez timed in at 4.34.51 and 4.35.46, respectively. 

Other action today included victory for India in both volleyball finals.

The men came from behind to beat Pakistan 20-25, 25-15, 25-17, 29-27, while the women won a thrilling encounter with Nepal, 25-17, 23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-6.

Nepal celebrated two home golds at the wushu with Bijay Sinjali winning the men's chan quan thaulo category and Sushmita Tamang finishing first in the women's equivalent.

In team table tennis finals, India again came out on top, beating Nepal 3-0 in the men's final and Sri Lanka by the same score in the women's. 

The Games continue tomorrow.