The top three sports news of the year in South Asia

New Delhi, Nov 27 (EFE).- The new route to Everest, India’s first Olympic gold in athletics and the postponement of the Southeast Asian Games is the most important sports news of the year in the region.

NEW ROUTES FOR EVEREST

A group of French and Nepalese climbers claim to have found a new route to climb Everest from the Nepalese side that could help avoid the dangerous Khumbu ice fall on the world’s highest peak.

Khumbu Falls stretches from 5,500 meters to 5,800 meters, just above the base camp on the top of the world, and is one of the most dangerous steps to climb to the roof of the world.

FIRST OLYMPIC GOLD

Neeraj Chopra at the age of 23 wrote history for India by declaring himself an Olympic champion with a javelin throw of 87.58 meters, India’s first gold medal in athletics and second in individual gold at the Olympics.

Chopra, also a Commonwealth champion, took the lead at the Tokyo Olympics from her first shot that brought down the discipline’s major dominator, Germany’s Johannes Vetter.

SOUTHOUTH ASIA GAMES DELAY

Vietnam, which still maintains strict entry restrictions, postponed the Southeast Asian Games, originally scheduled for November and December this year.

Finally, the sporting event was rescheduled for May.

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