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    ISRAEL TOOK THE GOLD MEDAL WHEN THEY CRUSHED THAILAND 90-42 IN THE ASIAN GAMES BASKETBALL FINAL PLAYED IN BANGKOK ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    ISRAEL TOOK THE GOLD MEDAL WHEN THEY CRUSHED THAILAND 90-42 IN THE ASIAN GAMES BASKETBALL FINAL PLAYED IN BANGKOK ON MONDAY. THE SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS WENT TO THAILAND AND SOUTH KOREA RESPECTIVELY. THROUGHOUT THE GAME, RIOT POLICE STOOD BY THE SIDELINES READY TO QUELL ANY TROUBLE. THE HALF-TIME SCORE WAS 40-18 IN FAVOUR OF ISRAEL.

    THE MATCH WAS MARRED FOUR MINUTES TOWARDS THE END WHEN BOTTLES FROM THE GALLERY CAME CRASHING DOWN ON TO THE COURT. NO ONE WAS HURT. POLICE DETAINED ONE THAI SUPPORTER.

    THE BASKETBALL ARENA PACKED TO ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 6,000, BRISTLED WITH ARMED TROOPS TO FORESTALL A REPETITION OF NEAR RIOTING WHICH ERUPTED DURING THE THAILAND-SOUTH KOREA MATCH ON SATURDAY. SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THIS BRAWL WHEN TEMPERS FLARED AMONG PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS.

    THE THAIS ON MONDAY DID NOT SHOW THE FORM THEY DISPLAYED IN PREVIOUS MATCHES WHICH HAD ENABLED THEM TO REACH THE FINALS.

    THEY PLAYED A SPIRITED BUT ROUGH GAME, COMMITTING 21 FOULS IN THE FIRST HALF AGAINST ISRAEL'S 10. THE THAIS TRIED DESPERATELY TO RETALLIATE BUT COULD NOT BECAUSE OF ISRAEL'S TOWERING PLAYERS WHO COMPLETELY DOMINATED THE ROUND.

    VOLLEYBALL FINAL: JAPAN OVERWHELMED SOUTH KOREA IN THREE STRAIGHT SETS OF 15-7, 15-5, 15-5 TO DEFEND THEIR ASIAN GAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS. JAPAN TOOK THE GOLD MEDAL AND THUS ENDED THE TOURNAMENT WITH A RECORD OF FIVE VICTORIES AND NO LOSSES. SOUTH KOREA THE RUNNER-UP WITH FOUR WINS AND ONE LOSS, WON THE SILVER MEDAL AND IRAN, THE BRONZE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8J5XP1L3E4X1ULUXG5SROUVA
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8J5XP1L3E4X1ULUXG5SROUVA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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