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Pakistan and Indian teams play each other during the Kabaddi finals of the South Asian Beach Games. -Photo by AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan clinched the kabaddi gold medal after beating India 42-33 at the inaugural South Asian Beach Games in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

Previously, Pakistan had defeated Sri Lanka, Nepal and India to finish at the top of the group and faced India in the final.

This was Pakistan’s first gold medal at the South Asian Beach Games where they are also participating in the handball, netball and bodybuilding events.

The South Asian Beach games began on October 8 and end on October 14 with some 359 athletes from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participating in the event.

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arshad lone
Oct 12, 2011 02:19pm
woohoo....pakistan zindabad
Oct 12, 2011 03:02pm
M. Asghar
Oct 12, 2011 03:53pm
Well done! However, will somebody, please, tell and explain the rules of the kabaadi game?
Oct 12, 2011 05:16pm
Oct 12, 2011 10:00pm
Great work. Can Dawn please print the names of the players at least. Sports other than Cricket need to be badly promoted in Pakistan.
Oct 12, 2011 11:15pm
congrtzzzzzzzz Pakistan........i m an Indian.......i thought u performed that's y u win.......so congratulation again......but guyssssss........show this thing in every field...i m aditya kaushik....i m a computer science engineer.......i understand the value of progress........god bless u guysssss .......i hope u understand .....what i want to say...........go on the way of progress.......that make u strong
afzal khan
Oct 13, 2011 02:29am
Well done boys keep up the good work.
afzal khan
Oct 13, 2011 02:32am
Way to go Pakistan good luck and well done boys!
Oct 13, 2011 05:26am
Congrats Pakistan. In this game you have to keep saying the word 'kabbadi' and go over to the other teams side and touch one or more players and comeback to your side. But if they catch and hold you and you are out of breath and stop saying 'kabbadi', then you are out. If you touch one or two players and run to your side, then those players are out of the game.