Thailand takes 4 gold to stay top of medal tally
A total of 21 gold medals were initially on offer in the 4th Asian Beach Games on November 17. However, extreme sports have cancelled four gold medals due to be at stake on Monday, leaving only 17 gold medals to be up for grabs which saw hosts Thailand claim four gold, one silver and five bronze medals.
Thailand’s four gold medals came from two gold in jetski (Ski Open and Runabout 1000cc Superstock), one gold in woodball (men’s fairway team), one gold in Kurash (women’s under-63kg). Their one silver medal came from woodball and five bronze medals included two in jetski, two in petanque and one in beach wrestling. The host country retained their commanding lead in the medal standing with an aggregate 13 gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze medals.
Meanwhile, Japan clinched two more gold medals in triathlon to surge to the second place overall with six gold, three silver and three bronze medals.
The 17 gold medals contested on Monday are as follows.
Two gold in beach wrestling: Iran took the men’s under-80kg freestyle, while Kazakhstan grabbed the women’s over-60kg freestyle.
Three gold in Kurash: Thailand snatched the women’s under-63kg class, Tajikistan bagged the men’s under-90kg class and Lebanon took the men’s over-90kg class.
Two gold in marathon swimming: China made a clean sweep of both gold on offer in the men’s and women’s 10km distance.
Two gold in petanque: Singapore and Laos captured the respective men’s and women’s shooting.
Three gold in triathlon: South Korea took the men’s triathlon, while Japan clinched the remaining two gold in the women’s triathlon and mixed triathlon team relay events.
Two gold in woodball: Thailand took the men’s fairway team, with Vietnam claiming the women’s fairway team event.
Three gold in jetski: Thailand snatched the Ski Open and Runabout 1000cc Superstock, while Indonesia claimed the Runabout Stock event.
According to the medal standing as of November 17, Thailand stay at the top of the medal tally with 13 gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze medals. Japan came in second place with six gold, three silver and three bronze medals, with Mongolia in third place with six gold and three bronze medals.
Defending overall champions China finished fourth with five gold, four silver and nine bronze medals, while Kazakhstan (5-4-5), Iran (4-7-5), the UAE (4-3-4) came in respective fifth, sixth and seventh positions. South Korea (4-2-2), Vietnam (3-5-4) and Indonesia (3-2-6) finished eighth, ninth and 10th places respectively.
17 gold up for grabs on Nov 18
A total of 17 gold medals are up for grabs in the 4th Asian Beach Games on November 18 as follows.
Beach Basketball: 2 gold in men’s team and women’s team at Karon Beach
Beach Woodball: 2 gold in men’s stroke team and women’s stroke team at Karon Beach
Beach Sepak Takraw: 2 gold in men’s team and women’s team at Patong Beach
Jetski: 2 gold in Sport GP and Runabout Open at Patong Beach
Beach Petanque: 2 gold in men’s singles and women’s singles at Patong Beach
Extreme Sports: 3 gold in BMX Park – Flatland, BMX Park – Stunt Park and Inline Skate – Stunt Park at Saphan Hin Sports Complex
Water Ski: 4 gold in women’s Team Cable Wakeskate, women’s Team Cable Wakeskate, women’s Team Cable Wakeboard, Men’s
Team Cable Wakeboard, Men’s Team Cable Wakeskate at Bang Niew Dam Reservoir.