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Thailand Crowned Asian Beach Games Champions in Phuket



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Thailand beat Taiwan in the women’s handball final.



PHUKET – Thailand  was crowned official Games champions for the second time on the final day of the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket yesterday with two more gold medals in the beach sepak takraw with a haul of 56 gold, 37 silver and 33 bronze medals.
In beach handball, the Thai women’s team beat Taiwan in the final for the country’s first ever gold medal in the sport at the biennial event.

Defending champions China placed second overall, with 16 gold, 11 silver and 21 bronze medals. Third place went to South Korea, with 9 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals, while Iran (9-14-8) and Vietnam (8-12-10) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The National Sports Development Fund stands to pay out a total of 39.3mn baht to Thai athletes who won medals at the games: 200,000 baht to each gold medalist, 100,000 baht to each silver medalist and 50,000 baht to each bronze medalist.

Meanwhile, Thai sports associations whose athletes won medals are to receive a total of 11.79mn and coaches of Thai medalists will receive payouts totaling 6.64mn baht.

Each Thai sports association whose athletes won medals will receive 30 per cent of the prize money the athletes will receive, while coaches for individual players and for the team events with up to six athletes will each receive 20 per cent of the prize money to be given to the athletes. Coaches for the individual players and for the team events with more than seven athletes will receive 10 per cent of the prize money that the athletes will be given.

Phuket Gazette was selected as the sole English-language media sponsor for the 2014 Asian Beach Games being held in Phuket

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