1st Bali Beach Games
THE INAUGURAL 1ST ASIAN BEACH GAMES IN BALI - INDONESIA
True to the slogan and theme of "INSPIRE THE WORLD", the Bali Asian Beach Games Organising Committee successfully hosted the 1st inaugural Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia.
Based in Kuwait, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is the apex sports body controlling the sports in Asia. It is one of the five continental association recognized by the International Olympic Council (OCA). The Bali Beach Games were organised under the umbrella and supervision of the OCA.
It was a history in the making. 44 countries participated and the following sports disciplines were included: Beach Handball, Beach Kabaddi, Beach Pencak Silat, Beach Soccer, Beach Sepaktakraw, Beach Volleyball, Beach Wrestling, BODYBUILDING, Dragon Boat, Jetski Sport, Marathon Swimming, Paragliding, Sailing, Surfing, Triathlon, Windsurfing, Woodball, Beach Basketball and Beach Waterpolo.
Bodybuilding was acclaimed as one of the best spectator sport in the Games, and there were about 3000 spectators sitting and standing all night through at the pre-judging and Finals of the Bodybuilding event which took place on 19th and 20th October 2008 respectively.
Dr. Rafael Santonja, IFBB President and his Executive Assistant and Vice-President for Asia, Datuk Paul Chua together with their wives were present during this occasion.
Datuk Paul Chua was the Technical Delegate for this event and under his supervision and control together with the fantastic Organising Committee from BAGOC with the assistance from Mr. Alamsyah, General-Secretary of the All Indonesian W/Lifting, Bodybuilding and Powerlifting Association, the competitions went off without a hitch.
Many dignitaries attended the finals of the competition for our sport of bodybuilding.
Dr. Rafael Santonja and his wife Nieves attended the grand opening ceremony and met several IOC officials and friends.
The 2nd Asian Beach Games will take place in Oman in 2010.
FLY WT. CATEGORY - 60 KG
Top six athletes in the final round of their comparison routines were from left: Daejit Singh (India) - Bronze Medal, Asrelawandi (Indonesia) - Gold Medal, Jung Kuk Hyun (Korea) - 4th place, Kazumi Kokubo (Japan)- 5th place, Mach Pham Van (Vietnam) - Silver Medal and Jiraphan Pongkam (Thailand) - 6th place.
The 3 winners of the 60 kg. categories at the Victory Ceremony are Asrelawandi ( Indonesia) Gold Medal, Pham Van Mach (Vietnam) Silver Medal and Daejit Singh (India) Bronze Medal. Accompanying them on stage to make the prize presentation were: From far left; Datuk Paul Chua, Dr. Rafael Santonja and Drs. Adang Daradjatun, President of the All Indonesian W/Lifting, Bodybuilding and Powerlifting Assn.
BANTAM WT. CATEGORY - 65 KG
Top 6 athletes in the finals from left: Kim Jin Sik (Korea) - Bronze Medal, Nguyen Van Lam (Vietnam) - Gold Medal, Somkhit Sumethow (Thailand) - Silver Medal, Tsuda Hiroshi (Japan) 6th place, Buda Anchah (Malaysia) 5th place and Zhong Fu (China) 4th place.
Victory ceremony of the top 3 winners accompanied by Datuk Paul Chua, Dr. Rafael Santonja and the President of Fencing Confederation of Asia, Mr. Celso L. Dayrit of the Philippines.
LIGHT WT. CATEGORY - 70 KG
The finalist in the Light Wt. Category posing from left: Somsri Turinthaiso (Thailand) - Silver Medal, Aung Khaing Win (Mynamar) - 6th place, Koji Godo (Japan) 5th place, Woo Hyun Noh (Korea) - 4th place, Yang Xinmin (China) Bronze Medal and Mohamed Salem Abdulla (UAE) - Gold Medal.
VICTORY CEREMONY of the top three( 3) winners together with Datuk Paul Chua , Dr. Rafael Santonja and Mr. Gusti Bagus Alit Putra Sh.S. Sos, a top government official from Indonesia.
WELTER WT. CATEGORY - 75 KG
Finalists of the Welter Wt. Category with their posing routine from left: Syafrizaldi (Indonesia) - Gold Medal, Yoshihiro Yano (Japan) 5th place, Kongthit Hanchaiyut (Thailand) - 6th place, Lam Chak Leung (Hongkong) - 5th place, Kim Myung Sub (Korea) Silver Medal and Muhammad Imran (Pakistan) - Bronze Medal.
VICTORY CEREMONY of the top three (3) winners together with Datuk Paul Chua, Dr. Rafael Santonja and from Dr. OMAR Al Hai, Member of Olympic Committee of the UAE.
LT. MIDDLE WT. CATEGORY - 80 KG
Top six athletes in the finals of the 80kg - Light Middle Wt. Category. From left: Kim Chong Won (Korea) - Bronze Medal, Naing Aung Swe (Mynamar) 5th place, Mohammad Ali (Jordan) - Silver Medal, Sitthi Charoenrith (Thailand) - Gold Medal, Haji Saban Al-Balushi (Oman) - 4th place and Masashi Suzuki (Japan) - 6th place.
VICTORY CEREMONY of the top three winners in the 80 Kg. Prizes were given by General Yuthasak Sasiprapa, President of the Olympic Committee of Thailand together with Dr. Rafael Santonja, IFBB President and Datuk Paul Chua, Executive Assistant to the President and Vice-President for Asia - IFBB.
MIDDLE WT. CATEGORY - 85 KG
Top 6 athletes in the Finals of the Middle Wt. Category - 85 kg viz from left: Pala Meecha (Thailand) - 4th place, Yoshihiro Yano (Japan) 5th place, Leonidas Yefta (Indonesia) 6th place, Chung Huang Hsu (Chinese Taipei) - Silver Medal, Mohd. Ali Mohammad Hassan (UAE) - Bronze Medal and Lee Jin Ho (Korea) - Gold Medal.
VICTORY CEREMONY of the top 3 winners. Prize presentation done by Secretary-General of the Korean Olympic Committee extreme right, and Mr. Anak Agung Gde Agung, a top government official from Indonesia together with Dr. Rafael Santonja and Datuk Paul Chua.
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