Dubai: Indian Men’s Team and Sri Lankan Women’s Team conquer Fourth Asian Throw Ball Championship

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By Elias DSouza
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Dubai, 26 November 2011: The exciting Fourth  Asian Throw Ball Championship for Men  and Women  was held in  the Indoor Stadium of J B School, Dubai on Friday,  25 November 2011. Three Men’s Teams  from India, Sri Lanka and  UAE Expats and five Women’s Teams from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and UAE Expats participated in this championship.


Walter Nandalike,  the Editor-in-chief of inaugurated the championship tournament  and he urged all participating teams to play in true spirit of the game and uplift the glory of the sports.


India Mens Throwball Team


Srilanka Women’s Throwball Team


In the exciting and exhilarating final between India and Sri Lanka, India defeated Sri Lanka in a nail biting finish in  the third set.  The league matches concluded in the morning session.


Semifinal matches played in the afternoon session after the lunch break between UAE Expats B  and  Sri Lanka & UAE Expats A  and  India. Both India and Sri Lanka defeated their opponents and qualified for finals. UAE Expats A had the consolation of being in the third place.


In the exciting finals, Sri Lanka beat India in the third set to win the Championship Trophy.



Mr. M. P. Singh-the  Indian Consulate General attended  the prize distribution ceremony  as the chief guest and along with him Girish Shetty-President of Asian Throw Ball Federation,  UAE Chapter, T Ramanna-Secretary General of Asian Throw Ball Federation, C. R. Shetty-Vice President of  Asian Throw Ball Federation , Padma Latha-Secretary of Sri  Lankan Throw Ball Federation, Maqbool Arain-Secretary of Pakistan Throw Ball Federation, Shekar Shetty of Arab Udupi Restaurant, Praveen Shetty of Fortune Group of Hotels  were present on the dais.


Flowers and mementos were handed over to the dignitaries by the members of the Throw Ball Federation. Earlier,  Girish Shetty welcomed the dignitaries , teams, officials and the gathering.


Prize distribution ceremony held soon after the formal stage function.


The following teams were the winners of the  Fourth  Asian Throw Ball Championship:


Men’s Teams:

1.       India – Winners
2.       Sri Lanka – 1st Runner up
3.       UAE Expats – 2nd Runner Up


Women’s Teams:

1.       Sri Lanka – Winners
2.       India – 1st Runner Up
3.       UAE Expats A- 2nd Runner Up


Consolation medals were given to the young Pakistani team.


The prize distribution programme was compeered by Mr. Tantry and the inaugural function was anchored by Denzil Fernandes.  A large number of Throw Ball enthusiasts were present to witness this very exciting tournament. Organizers promised that they would organize  next year’s Throw Ball Championship Tournament  on a much larger scale with greater participation from many more countries.


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Comments on this Article
Benedict Noronha, Udupi Sat, November-26-2011, 7:07
It is a very good activity, good for health and good for international relationship and furthering brother(sister)hood in a country of working for daily bread. The spirit shown on the grond msut also be lived in true spirit and enjoy life making the best use of time. Weldodne organizers and congratulations to the Winners.
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