Nepal enjoyed a clean sweep in the men's cross-country mountain bike event ©South Asian Games

Nepal celebrated success in the cross-country mountain bike events, as the South Asian Games continued.

Tamang Buddhi Bahadur triumphed for the host nation in the men's competition, which saw riders complete a 20-kilometre course at the Gorkarna Sahid Smarak Park.

He emerged as the winner in a time of 1 hour, 19min and 8sec.

An all-Nepalese podium was completed by Rai Rajeev and Bajracharya Okesh Raj, who clocked 1:19.40 and 1:21.00, respectively.

The women's competition saw Nepal's Magar Laxmi storm to victory in a time of 1:20.20 in a 16km race.

She enjoyed a clear margin of victory over her rivals, with only two riders avoiding being lapped by the winner during the event.

One of those riders was Laxmi's team mate Khanal Usha, who won the silver medal in a time of 1:35.52.

The podium was rounded off by India's Soman Pranita Prafull in 1:36.29.

Athletics titles were also won, including both the men's and women's triple jump.

India's Karthik Unnikri was crowned men's champion after leaping 16.47 metres, with his compatriot Mohammed Salahu second on 16.16m.

Bronze was claimed by Sri Lanka's Safreen Ahmed with a distance of 15.95m.

Mountain bike events were held at the Gorkarna Sahid Smarak Park ©South Asian Games
Mountain bike events were held at the Gorkarna Sahid Smarak Park ©South Asian Games

Sri Lanka earned a one-two in the women's event after Hashini Prabodh and Vidusha Lakshan managed jumps of 13.21m and 13.14m, with India's Bharirabi Roy third on 12.77m.

The result was replicated in the men's 400m final, as Sri Lanka's Aruna Dharshana triumphed in 46.69 seconds.

He was followed across the line by team mate Lakmal Priyanth and India's Jeevan Karekopp, who clocked 46.79 and 47.42, respectively.

The women's 400m crown went to Sri Lanka's Dilshi Maheesha in 53.40.

India's Priya Habbathan took silver in 54.31, while bronze went to Pakistan's Sahib Esra in 54.58.

Competition continues tomorrow.