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Published On:Wednesday, August 26, 1987
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3rd South Asian games - Culcatta 1987



In 1987, the cavalcade of the SAF Games arrived at Calcutta (India). Member countries on the rolls lined up on November 20 for the third episode of the SAF Games. For the first time in the history of these games the number of disciplines touched double figures. N.Annavi of India set up a new games record in high jump measuring 2.15 metres. Mohammad Rashid of Pakistan threw the Javelin to cover a distance of 71.92 metres. The two records are intact till date. In the women's section India 's P.T. Usha set a new mark in 400-metre hurdles, clocking 57.18 seconds which has not been eliminated in the subsequent editions of the SAF Games. India reaped a rich harvest of medals in team events. Gold medals in all the events - kabaddi, football, basketball, table tennis (men and women) and volleyball were claimed by the Indians. In all India managed to top the medal tally for the third time in succession with 91 gold, 45 silver and 19 bronze. Pakistan got 16 gold medals while Sri Lanka won only four.

3rd SAG Calcutta 1987
Host City Calcutta
Country India
Nations Participating 7
Disciplines 10

Participating NOCs:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

Medals Telly:
91 45 19 155
16 39 14 66
4 7 23 34
3 20 31 54
2 7 33 42
0 1 5 6
0 0 0 0


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