Sunday, 26 April 2015

Kabaddi and Sepaktakraw at the Asian Beach games

In Phuket we had the opportunity to visit the Asian Beach Games an Asian event with 42 participating countries. Many of the sports we already knew like jet skiing, beach volleyball, beach soccer, wrestling, badminton, running, swimming, body building, petanque...

Our best pictures are from the jet skiing and Kabaddi. What is this? We never heard about Kabaddi, after half an hour watching the game, I still did not understand it. One team tries to push out a member of the other team, sometimes it looks like they are trying to kick each other or wrestle. For sure it is a hard sport for muscular men.

I was also surprised of a sport called Sepaktakraw, it is similar like beach volleyball but the players have to kick a little ball across the net. They are not allowed to use their hands. Looks very difficult and technical.

In Phuket hadden we de mogelijkheid de Asian Beach Games te bezoeken, een Aziatisch sportevenement met 42 deelnemende landen. Vele van de sporten zoals jetskiën, strandvolleybal, strandvoetbal, worstelen, badminton, lopen, zwemmen, body building en petanque kenden we al.

Onze beste foto's zijn van het jetskiën en Kabaddi. Wat is dat? We hadden nog nooit over Kabaddi gehoord en na een half uur kijken wisten we nog niet hoe deze sport in elkaar zat. Één team probeert een speler van het andere team uit het veld te drukken, soms proberen ze elkaar te stampen of gaan ze worstelen. Wat ik zeker weet is dat het een harde sport is voor sterke mannen. 

Ik was ook verbaast over Sepaktakraw, een sport zoals volleybal maar de spelers moeten een kleine bal over het net kicken. Men mag geen handen gebruiken. Het ziet er zeer moeilijk en technisch uit. 
 
Asian Games Phuket Jet ski

Asian Games Phuket Kabaddi

Asian Games Phuket Kabaddi Sri Lanka

Asian Games Phuket Kabaddi Oman

Asian Games Phuket Kabaddi fight

Asian Games Phuket Sepaktakraw China

Asian Games Phuket Sepaktakraw

Asian Games Phuket Petanque

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17 comments:

  1. Sepak takraw is very popular among the malay community in Malaysia as well as South East Asia. It's a widely played game and even a regular sports in the Asian Games.

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  2. I have never heard of these sports either. They look very hard! My favorite picture is the first, with the pretty patterns on the water!

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  3. lijkt me leuk om enkele andere, vreemde sporten te leren kennen.

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  4. far places!


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  5. Nice action shot there.
    Never heard of either of the games but have seen games on the sand whereby the ball is kicked over the net and hands are not to be used.
    You wouldn't understand the game of football in Australia - the AFL.

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  6. Wow, looks like a rather violent game... great photos though.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Those games look very rough! Nice photos.

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  8. Those games look very rough! Nice photos.

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  9. sand wrestling and foot volleyball! very interesting!

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  10. Wel leuk en spannend om dit te zien en mee te maken Filip.
    Groetjes
    Aly http://everydaymoment.aminus3.com/

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  11. I have not seen these sports before. They must have been interesting to watch.

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  12. I recognise that game , we know it as Hacky Sacky here, seriously :)

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  13. I recognise that game , we know it as Hacky Sacky here, seriously :)

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  14. different strokes for different folks. yes, i do believe they are playing what we call hacky sack here in the u.s.!!!

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  15. voor ons nog onbekende sport, maar leuk om zo een evenement te bezoeken en deze sport discipline te leren kennen. Groetjes Dietmut

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  16. Wow, great action captures, very interesting indeed!

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  17. heel grappig, allemaal sporten die wij niet kennen :-)

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