2nd Asian Beach Games



The 2nd Asian Beach Games held at Muscat, Oman from on 8th December 2010. The Games were officially opened by His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, Sultanate of Oman.

Rising star of world tennis Fatma al Nabhani provided a lasting image when she lit the cauldron.

Fireworks, music and dance then thrilled the crowd as the opening ceremony showcased Oman's history and heritage.

Part of the show featured a character who played Ahmed bin Majid, a famous Arab seafarer from the 15th century.

He told the story of three of the region's animals - the tahr, houbra and green turtle, which feature as mascots of the Games.

The 500 performers included around 200 Omanis, including musician Salha al Busaidy and the royal orchestra.

Pop star Massari and singer Tata Young were among those who added an international flavour.

His Excellency Eng. Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy said the Games were "an ambitious step, setting a benchmark for organising and hosting future continental and international sports activities.

"We are grateful for every single effort made to realise the objectives of these games."

Hundreds of international dignitaries, including International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge and Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah attended the ceremony.

It is believed the sport of tent pegging originated as a military manoeuvre used during wartime, and has a long history in Asia.

In this fast-paced sport, a lance or sword is used to pick pegs off the ground while riding a horse at full gallop and winning is based on time and accuracy.

The first games were held in Bali, Indonesia in 2008. Oman won the bid for the second round owing to its 3,000km of unspoilt coastline and a young population “that loves sport”.

Participating Nations

43

Participants

2000 athletes and officials

Sports/Disciplines

14 Disciplines

Beach Handball, Beach Kabaddi, Beach Sepaktakraw, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Beach Waterpolo, Beach Woodball, Bodybuilding, Jetski Sport, Marathon Swimming, Sailing, Tent Pegging, Triathlon, Waterski.


The top three winners were Thailand, China and Oman:


Medal Tally of 2nd Asian Beach Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
 Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
Total

1

Thailand (THA)

15

10

11

36

2

China (CHN)

12

6

5

23

3

Oman (OMA)

5

3

7

15

4

Iraq (IRQ)

3

3

1

7

5

Indonesia (INA)

3

2

6

11

6

India (IND)

3

0

1

4

7

Kuwait (KUW)

2

3

1

6

8

South Korea (KOR)

2

3

0

5

9

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

2

2

0

4

10

Japan (JPN)

2

1

3

6

11

Kazakhstan (KAZ)

1

2

0

3

12

Malaysia (MAS)

1

1

0

2

12

Syria (SYR)

1

1

0

2

14

Vietnam (VIE)

0

4

4

8

15

Pakistan (PAK)

0

4

2

6

16

Jordan (JOR)

0

2

1

3

17

Myanmar (MYA)

0

2

0

2

18

Chinese Taipei (TPE)

0

1

4

5

19

Hong Kong (HKG)

0

1

3

4

20

Yemen (YEM)

0

1

2

3

21

Iran (IRI)

0

0

2

2

22

Brunei (BRU)

0

0

1

1

22

Saudi Arabia (KSA)

0

0

1

1

22

Bangladesh (BAN)

0

0

1

1

22

Lebanon (LIB)

0

0

1

1

22

Tajikistan (TJK)

0

0

1

1

Total

52

52

58

162


Pakistan's Participation in 2nd Asian Beach Games

Pakistan Contingent participated in the 2nd Asian Beach Games held at Muscat, Oman from 8th to 16th December, 2010. The following were the members of Pakistan Contingent:-

Contingent Officials

1.

Mr. Doda Khan Bhutto

Chef-de-Mission

2.

Ch. Salamat Ali Saroya

Secretary/Treasurer

3.

Mr. Abu Zafar Sadiq

Admn Officer-I

4.

Mr. Muhammad Jahangir

Admn Officer-II

5.

Col. Yousaf Baig,

Doctor

Bodybuilding

6.

Mr. Sohail Anwar

Manager

7.

Mr. Muhammad Bilal

Player

8.

Mr. Khalid Ali

     “

Handball

9.

Mr. Iqrar Ahmed Khan

Manager

10.

Mr. Muhammad Imran

Coach

11.

Mr. Tahir Ali

Player

12.

Mr. Muhammad Sohaib

     “

13.

Mr. Muhammad Uzair Atif

     “

14.

Mr. Nasrullah

     “

15.

Mr. Muhammad Shahid Pervaiz

     “

16.

Mr. Azhar Khan

     “

17.

Mr. Tariq Iqbal

     “

18.

Mr. Asif Ali

     “

19.

Mr. Naseer Ahmed

     “

20.

Mr. Babar Sultan

     “

Kabaddi

21.

Maj. Ahmad Nadeem Sadal

Coach

22.

Mr. Nasir Ali

Player

23.

Mr. Atif Sohail

     “

24.

Mr. Wasim Sajjad

     “

25.

Mr. Muhammad Arshad

     “

26.

Mr. Ibrar Hussain

     “

27.

Mr. Muhammad Khalid

     “

Sailing

28.

Cdre, (Retd) Mirza Arshad Hussain

Official

29.

Mr. Najeeb Ullah Khan

Player

30.

Mr. Muhammad Yousaf

     “

31.

Raja Qasim Abbas Rathore

     “ 

32.

Mr. Muhammad Tanveer

     “

Tent Pegging

33.

Mr. Amer Munawar

Player

34.

Mr. Qamar Uzamah Khan

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35.

Mr. Haroon Bandial

"

36.

Mr. Shahbaz Qamar

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Pakistan Medal Tally in 2nd Asian Beach Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Handball

-

1

-

1

2.

Kabaddi

-

1

-

1

3.

Sailing

-

-

1

1

4.

Tent Pegging

-

2

1

3

Total

-

4

2

6



S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal
  HandBall

1.

Mr. Iqrar Ahmed Khan, Manager

Handball (Men)

 

Silver

Mr. Muhammad Imran, Coach

Mr. Tahir Ali, Player

Mr. Muhammad Sohaib, Player

Mr. Muhammad Uzair Atif, Player

Mr. Nasrullah, Player

Mr. Muhammad Shahid Pervaiz, Player

Mr. Azhar Khan, Player

Mr. Tariq Iqbal, Player

Mr. Asif Ali, Player

Mr. Naseer Ahmed, Player

Mr. Babar Sultan, Player

  Kabaddi

1.

Maj. Ahmad Nadeem Sadal

Kabaddi (Men)
Silver

Mr. Nasir Ali

Mr. Atif Sohail

Mr. Wasim Sajjad

Mr. Muhammad Arshad

Mr. Ibrar Hussain

Mr. Muhammad Khalid

  Sailing

1.

Mr. Najeeb Ullah Khan

Radial Open Laser
Bronze
  Tent Pegging
1.
Mr. Shahbaz Qamar
Individual Lance
Silver
2.
Mr. Amer Manawar
Team Lance
Silver
Mr. Qamar Uzamah Khan
Mr. Haroon Bandial
Mr. Shahbaz Qamar
3.
Mr. Amer Munawar
Individual Lance
Bronze