first_imgThe Indian men’s Sepak takraw team lost to Thailand 2-0 in the semi-finals, but had already assured themselves a bronze.The bronze was India’s first medal in the event. But what is sepak takraw?Sepak takraw is a traditional sport of the nations in Southeast Asia. Each team is strengthened 3 players who must take across wicker or plastic balls onto the pitch field.Sepak takraw has been part of the Asian Games since the 11th edition in Beijing 1990.There are four types of sepak takraw games for men and women – circle, double regu, regu and team – and Thailand is traditionally the most dominating country in Asia.READ – Asian Games 2018: India grab first sepaktakraw medalSepak takraw or kick volleyball is a sport from the southeast Asia, with similarities like Volleyball which is played with hand but sepak takraw is played with the feet, knee, head and chest.A match is played by two regus (teams) each made up of three players.Sepak takraw field are sized 13.4 x 6.1 meters and are separated by a net which has high of 152 cm (men) or 142 cm (women).The regus that must serve first shall start the first set, and the side that wins the first set shall have the option of choosing Service.As soon as the Tekong Kicks the ball all the players are allowed to move freely in their respective courts.The service is valid if the ball passes over the net, and inside the boundary lines of the opponent, whether it touches the net or not.advertisementThe referee shall toss a disc or coin, and the side that wins the toss shall have the option of choosing service the change of side takes place when one regu reaches 8 points.A point is awarded when either serving or receiving side commits a fault also serving the next ball.last_img

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