Host ju-jitsu exponents snatch two gold.
Thailand’s exponents came up with a superb form to capture two gold medals in the ju-jitsu competition at the 4th Asian Beach Games on November 13.
The first gold came from Suphawadee Kaeosrasaen and Kunsatri Kumsroi in the women’s martial art duo following their impressive 36-33 win over Pakistan’s Sundus Salam Khan and Maryam 36-33 in the final clash.
Areewan Chansri and Ratcharat Yimprai handed Thailand the second gold in the mixed martial art duo when they thrashed Pakistan’s Muhammad Ammar and Sundus Salam Khan 39-34 in the showdown. At the completion of the ju-jitsu competition on Thursday, Thailand claimed two gold, two silver and five bronze medals.
Seven gold medals were at stake on November 13 comprising one gold in sambo mixed team event, which was won by Kazakhstan, and six gold in ju-jitsu, which saw Thailand win two gold in the women’s and mixed martial art duo, the UAE grab one gold in the men’s open, the Philippines take two gold in the women’s under-50kg and women’s under-60kg, and Mongolia bag one gold in the women’s over-60kg events.
Mongolia remains at the top of the medal standings with six gold and two bronze medals, while hosts Thailand are trailing in fourth place with two gold, two silver and six bronze medals.