South Asian Games Volleyball: Indian bags double gold men's and women's events

The Indian men's team defeated Pakistan to win gold, while the defending champion women's team defeated Nepal in a five-set thriller to win another gold.

The men's team and women's volleyball teams celebrating after winning the gold medal.   -  TWITTER (@airnewsalerts)

India swept the volleyball gold medals in the South Asian Games by winning both the men’s and women’s titles here on Tuesday.

India defeated Pakistan 20-25, 25-15, 25-17 and 29-27 in a hard-fought men’s volleyball summit clash to defend the gold it had won at home in the 2016 edition.

The Indian team came back strongly after a set down and won the next three to emerge winners.

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In the women’s final, the defending champion had to toil hard to beat hosts Nepal in a five-setter to clinch the gold. India won 25-17, 23-25, 21-25, 25-20 and 15-6.

The women’s bronze medal was bagged by Sri Lanka.