Thailand closed the final day of the 4th Asian Beach Games on 23rd November in Phuket with two more gold medals in the beach sepak takraw to be crowned official Games champions for the second time with a haul of 56 gold, 37 silver and 33 bronze medals. Defending champions China placed second overall, with 16 gold, 11 silver and 21 bronze medals. Third place went to South Korea, with 9 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals, while Iran (9-14-8) and Vietnam (8-12-10) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
On the final day of competition, Thailand won gold in both the men’s and the women’s regular beach sepak takraw. A total of 57.73 million baht will be paid out to all Thai medalists, their coaches and the sports associations they represent. The National Sports Development Fund stands to pay out a total of 39.3mn baht to Thai athletes who won medals at the games: 200,000 baht to each gold medalist, 100,000 baht to each silver medalist and 50,000 baht to each bronze medalist.