ABG5

21:51 10/04/2016
After 10 days of competition, the 5th Asian Beach Games (ABG5) wrapped up with a closing ceremony held in Da Nang on October 3. Vietnam finished first in the medal table, bagging 52 gold, 44 silver and 43 bronze medals.

Thailand ranked second with 36 golds, 24 silvers and 30 bronzes, while China was third with 12 golds, 18 silvers and 19 bronzes.

During the closing ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien; Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia Timothy Fok and Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Huynh Duc Tho joined hands to extinguish the ceremonial flame.
 
A total of 172 medal sets were awarded across 14 sports and 22 events at the ABG5 from September 24 to October 3.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien applauded efforts made by athletes, coaches and officials at the ABG5.

The games are officially closed after 10 days of competition. Over 3,000 athletes and 1,200 officials, technical experts and referees participated in tough competitions and showed friendship, solidarity and common emotions at the games, the minister noted.

Although not every athlete won a medal, the participants were the real winners of the games for their patience, solidarity and friendship, Thien added.

Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia Timothy Fok said the ABG5 was a new chapter in Asian sport.
 
Vice President Timothy Fok congratulated Vietnam in general and Da Nang in particular for hosting the ABG5 successfully

The closing ceremony ended with fireworks and a performance from artists, dancers and athletes from participating countries and territories.
Vietnam led the medal tally with 52 gold, 44 silver and 43 bronze medals in 14 sports.

Thailand came in second in terms of the medal tally with 36 golds, 24 silvers and 30 bronzes, while China was third with 12 golds, 18 silvers and 19 bronzes.

 

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