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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
October 12, 2011 2:19 pm
woohoo....pakistan zindabad
October 12, 2011 3:02 pm
M. Asghar
October 12, 2011 3:53 pm
Well done! However, will somebody, please, tell and explain the rules of the kabaadi game?
October 12, 2011 5:16 pm
October 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Great work. Can Dawn please print the names of the players at least. Sports other than Cricket need to be badly promoted in Pakistan.
October 12, 2011 11:15 pm
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
October 13, 2011 2:29 am
Well done boys keep up the good work.
afzal khan
October 13, 2011 2:32 am
Way to go Pakistan good luck and well done boys!
October 13, 2011 5:26 am
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.
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