Indonesia A, Thailand A retain Beach Volley title

Hyderabad, Apr 6: Defending champion Indonesia A and Thailand A retained Asian Beach Volleyball Championship title for men and women, repectively, here today.

Winners grabbed a cheque of US Dollar 5,000 while the runner-up settled for US Dollar 4,000 and third placed team with US Dollar 3,000.Indonesia A defeated China A in a hard faught match 21-15, 19-21, 22-20 to retaine the title.Thailand A defeated Iran 19-21, 23-21, 17-15, to secure third place whereas Kazakhistan A, New Zealand, Iran B and SriLanka B won minor prizes.In women's section Thailand A defeated China A 21-14, 22-20.Thailand B defeated New Zealand with comfortable margin of 21-13, 21-19 and grabbed third place.

China B, Malaysia A, Malaysia B and Hong Kong B settled for the minor places.

State Home Minister K Jana Reddy and Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah gave away the prizes.


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Story first published: Monday, April 7, 2008, 0:33 [IST]
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