Harish Banghel Won Silver Medal

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India have added another medal in the 5th Asian Beach Games. On the second day of competition at Da Nang in Vietnam, Harish Banghel won a silver in the men’s middleweight Muay Thai event.

Banghel lost to Zhang Yongkang of China in the final of 71-75kg category. Muay Thai is a combination of boxing and martial arts originated in Thailand.

Earlier, India bagged a Bronze through Pinky Balhara in Kurash. India has a contingent of 208 members in the 5th Asian Beach Games.

In the previous edition held in 2014 in Phuket, India had won two gold, a silver and seven bronze medals.

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