1987 South Asian Games

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III South Asian Games
Host city India Kolkata, India
Nations participating 7
Events
  • Medal sports: 10
  • Demonstration sport: 1
Opening ceremony 20 November
Closing ceremony 27 November
Officially opened by R. Venkataraman
President of India
Main venue Salt Lake Stadium
1985 1989  >

The 1987 South Asian Games, officially the 3rd South Asian Federation Games were a multi-sport event, held in Kolkata, India from 20 November to 27 November 1987.[1] It was the largest sporting event ever to be held in Kolkata, and West Bengal as a whole. This was also the first time when India hosted these Games.

A total of 10 disciplinees were contested in these Games. India was the major medal winner at these events, garnering approximately 43% of all the medals. Seven nations participated in these Games.

Sports[edit]

Medal sports (10)
  • Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics
  • Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball (debut)
  • Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing
  • Football pictogram.svg Football
  • Kabaddi pictogram.svg Kabaddi
  • Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming
  • Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis (debut)
  • Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball (debut)
  • Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting
  • Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling
Demonstration sport (1)
  • Kho kho pictogram.svg Kho kho

Medal tally[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  India 91 45 19 155
2  Pakistan 16 39 14 66
3  Sri Lanka 4 7 23 34
4  Bangladesh 3 20 31 54
5    Nepal 2 7 33 42
6  Bhutan 0 1 5 6
7  Maldives 0 0 0 0

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