1st Asian Beach Games



The Inaugural Beach Games were held in Bali, Indonesia from 18th to 26th October, 2008. The Opening Ceremony infused with a showing of Indonesian culture meant to inspire the world. The Ceremony held at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, a monumental cultural park in Nusa Dua.

In the Opening Ceremony included 845 dancers performing a 12-minute dance choreographed by Sentot S. The dance, which depicted the rich history of host country Indonesia, ended with a special collaboration of three Asian Divo: Andre Hehaussa (Indonesia), Christian Bautista (Phillipines), and Mark Lazaro (India) singing “To Be One” with the Erwin Gutawa Orchestra.

Athletes and officials from the 45 participating countries also marched in the Ceremony. For the athletes parade, the athletes divided into five groups based on their regions: West Asia (13 countries), Central Asia (5 countries), South Asia (8 countries), East Asia (8 countries) and South East Asia (11 countries). They symbolized with sand, wind, flower, fire and water, respectively. Following the parade, the theme song of the 1st Asian Beach Games, “Inspire the World,” performed by Anggun.

The torch carried by three Indonesian athletes: sprinter Suryo Agung Laksono; 2004 Olympic Champion in badminton Taufik Hidayat; and windsurfer I Gusti Oka Sulaksana. Laksono and Hidayat also carried the torch first and second, respectively. Bali native Sulaksana, at the Asian Beach Games, carried the torch on its final leg.

The Ceremony ended with a musical performance featuring Indonesian's top talents.

Participating Nations

45

Participants

4000 athletes and officials

Sports/Disciplines

19 Disciplines

Beach Handball, Beach Kabaddi, Beach Pencak Silat, Beach Sepaktakraw, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Beach Wrestling, Bodybuilding, Dragon Boat Racing, Jet-Ski, Marathon Swimming, Paragliding, Sailing, Surfing, Triathlon, Windsurfing, Woodball, Beach Basketball and Beach Polo.


The top three winners were Indonesia, Thailand and China:


Medal Tally of 1st Asian Beach Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
 Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
Total
1
Indonesia
23
8
20
51
2
Thailand
10
17
10
37
3
China
6
10
7
23
4
Korea
4
7
10
21
5
Japan
3
3
3
9
6
Hong Kong
3
3
2
8
7
India
3
0
2
5
8
Vietnam
2
5
3
10
9
Myanmar
2
3
0
5
10
Malaysia
2
2
6
10
11
Pakistan
2
2
3
7
12
Chinese Taipei
2
2
3
7
13
Syria
2
0
0
2
14
Kuwait
1
2
0
3
15
Kazakhstan
1
1
2
4
16
UAE
1
1
1
3
17
Singapre
1
0
2
3
18
Afghanistan
1
0
1
2
19
Mongolia
1
0
0
1
20
Oman
1
0
0
1
21
Philippines
0
2
8
10
22
Brunei Darussalam
0
2
3
5
23
Jordan
0
1
0
1
24
Bangladesh
0
0
1
1
25
Bahrain
0
0
1
1
26
Macau
0
0
1
1
27
Maldives
0
0
1
1

Total

71
71
90
232


Pakistan's Participation in 1st Asian Beach Games

41-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the 1st Asian Beach Games held at Bali (Indonesia) from 18th to 26th October, 2008. The following were the members of Pakistan Contingent:-

Contingent Officials

1.

Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan

Chef-de-Mission

2.

Syed Amir Hamza Gilani

Secretary-cum-Treasurer

3.

Chaudhry Muhammad Asghar

Admin Officer

4.

Lt. Col. Muhammad Yousuf Baig

Contingent Doctor

Bodybuilding

5.

Mr. Sohail Anwar

Manager-cum-Coach

6.

Mr. Khalid Ali

Player

7.

Mr. Muhammad Imran Qureshi

"

Handball

8.

Mr. Muhammad Abid Qadri Gillani

Manager

9.

Mr. Muhammad Imran

Coach

10.

Mr. Naseer Ahmed

Player

11.

Mr. Muhammad Sohaib

"

12.

Mr. Tahir Ali

"

13.

Mr. Babar Sultan

"

14.

Mr. Muhammad Uzair

"

15.

Mr. Muhammad Shahid Pervaiz

"

16.

Mr. Azhar Khan

"

17.

Mr. Nasr-Ullah

"

Kabaddi

18.

Mr. Ahmed Nadeem Sadal

Manager

19.

Ch. Muhammad Sharif

Coach

20.

Mr. Muhammad Akram

Player

21.

Mr. Nasir Ali

"

22.

Mr. Wasim Sajjad

"

23.

Mr. Muhammad Tajammal

"

24.

Mr. Faryad Ali

"

25.

Mr. Wajid Ali

"

Sailing

26.

Mr. Javed Rasool

Manager-cum-Coach

27.

Mr. Muhammad Tanveer

Player

28.

Mr. Khan Dad

"

29.

Mr. Qasim Abbas

"

30.

Mr. Muhammad Abdur Rehman Bin Nasir Rao

"

Volleyball

31.

Mr. Muhammad Akram

Manager-cum-Coach

32.

Mr. M. Ismail Khan

Player

33.

Mr. Zaheer Abbas

"

34.

Mr. Zaheer Khan

"

35.

Hafiz Amjad Hussain Shahzad

"

Wrestling

36.

Mr. Muhammad Saqib Khan

Manager

37.

Mr. Muhammad Anwar

Coach

38.

Mr. Muhammad Taseen

Player

39.

Mr. Usman Majeed

"

40.

Mr. Ghulam Haider

"

41.

Mr. Muhammad Ali

"


Pakistan Medal Tally in 1st Asian Beach Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Bodybuilding

-

-

1

1

2.

Handball

1

-

-

1

3.

Kabaddi

-

1

-

1

4.

Wrestling

1

1

2

4

Total

2

2

3

7



S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal
   Bodybuilding

1.

Mr. Muhammad Imran

75 Kg

Bronze

  Handball

2.

Mr. Naseer Ahmed

Handball (Men)
Gold

Mr. Muhammad Sohaib

Mr. Tahir Ali

Mr. Babar Sultan

Mr. Muhammad Uzair

Mr. Muhammad Shahid Pervaiz

Mr. Azhar Khan

Mr. Nasr-Ullah

  Kabaddi

3.

Mr. Muhammad Akram

Kabaddi (Men)
Silver

Mr. Nasir Ali

Mr. Wasim Sajjad

Mr. Muhammad Tajammal

Mr. Faryad Ali

Mr. Wajid Ali

  Wrestling
4.
Mr. Ghulam Haider
65 Kg
Gold
5.
Mr. Muhammad Ali
75 Kg
Silver
6.
Mr. Muhammad Usman
85 Kg
Bronze
7.
Mr. Muhammad Taseem
85+ Kg
Bronze