India looks poised to finish on top for the 13th time in a row in South Asian Games. The Indian athletes also won 12 silver and 3 bronze to end Day 8 with 294 medals (159 gold, 91 silver and 44 gold) and further widen the gap with second-placed Nepal, which has collected 195 (49 gold, 54 silver and 92 bronze). Sri Lanka is third with 236 medals (39 gold, 79 silver and 118 bronze).
With just a few events including seven boxing finals left on the closing day on Tuesday, India is unlikely to cross the 309 total medals it won in Guwahati and Shillong in the last edition in 2016 but may go past the 300-mark. India has topped every edition of the South Asian Games since its inception in 1984.