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  • The Indian women’s kabaddi team had been winning gold since the inception of the biennial Games in 2008
  • So far, India has won six medals (1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze) in the Games. At present, India is at 15th spot in the medal table headed by the hosts Vietnam (25 gold, 22 silver, 27 bronze)
  • The Indian men’s beach kabaddi team, however, lost to arch-rivals Pakistan 28-30 in a nerve-wrecking final to settle for a silver

September 29, 2016: Indian women’s kabaddi team bagged their first gold medal by defeating Thailand at 5th Asian Beach Games, 2016 in a hard-fought summit clash at Bien Dong Park, India beat Thailand 41-31. The Indian women’s kabaddi team had been winning gold since the inception of the biennial Games in 2008.

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According to PTI, “The Indian men’s beach kabaddi team, however, lost to arch-rivals Pakistan 28-30 in a nerve-wrecking final to settle for a silver. India had won gold in men’s beach kabaddi the 2008 and 2010 editions. Silver medallists in the event at each of the previous four Asian Beach Games, Pakistan finally made it to the top of the podium.”

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Amisha Tokas won a silver after losing to Nguyen Thi Lan of Vietnam in the final in the women’s 70Kg category kurash(a form of wrestling originated in Uzbekistan)
“In beach bodybuilding, Manoj Kumar Majumdar won a bronze in upto 158cm category.”

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So far, India has won six medals (1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze) in the Games. At present, India is at 15th spot in the medal table headed by the hosts Vietnam (25 gold, 22 silver, 27 bronze).

by NewsGram team with inputs from PTI


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