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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, November 17 2020 - 11:58
Sanya Beach Handball Invitational Kicks off in Hainan
SANYA, China, Nov. 16, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

From Nov. 12 to 13, 2020, "Beautiful Sanya Lishan Distillery Cup" Beach 
Handball Invitational 2020 organized by SABGOC was held in Sanya. Anhui women's 
team and Shandong men's team won the championship in the match. The beach 
handball competition was divided into men's and women's groups from Anhui, 
Jiangsu, Shandong and some other regions in China.

Shandong beat Anhui 2-0 to win the men's team title at the 2020 Sanya Beach 
Handball Invitational Tournament here on last Friday, according to the Sixth 
Asian Beach Games Sanya 2020 Organising Committee (SABGOC). Anhui attacked 
fiercely at the beginning of the match, while Shandong used defensive 
counterattacking tactics, with the goalkeeper scoring directly when the Anhui 
players did not come to the defensive positions. The two teams played hard in 
the second half, Anhui was one point behind Shandong at the last second of the 
match, but Wang Wenjun did not score in the following free kick for Anhui. "We 
won mainly in teamwork and defence, and we showed our usual training level 
today," said Sun Haonan, a player for Shandong.

In the women's event, Anhui beat the Chinese young women's national team 2-0 to 
win the title. The Anhui women's team, which has many national team players, 
with an average age of 22, won the match easily with their height and 
experience. Cheng Qiao, deputy secretary general of the Chinese Handball 
Association, said that beach handball is entertaining for audience due to the 
athletes' fancy shooting skills such as the 360-degree twist in the air in 
pursuit of two points.

According to Zhou Jun, Vice Mayor of Sanya City, the "Beautiful Sanya 2020" 
competition series is designed as a practice run for the working process of The 
Games. The Sixth Asian Beach Games Sanya 2020 Organising Committee will spare 
no effort to ensure the operation of the invitational while carefully adhering 
to epidemic prevention and control.

Source: SABGOC

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   Caption: On November 13, in the women's finals, Anhui beat Chinese youth 
team 2-0 to win the woman's team title. Zhang Tianjie of the Anhui team 
attacked in the game.