Sri Lanka men and women win medals

AVC Beach Volleyball Tournament



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by Roshen Steelman


Sri Lanka Women’s team won silver, while the Men’s team won the bronze medal in the Central Asia AVC Beach Volleyball Tournament to qualify for the Continental Cup which serves as an Olympic qualifying event.


The two day event which was staged in Negombo concluded on Sunday evening with a colourful closing ceremony.


In the men’s category, Iran had a superb day as they won the championship when they beat a fighting Kazakhstan outfit.


The final four matches between Kazakhstan and Iran which were deciding matches, attracted many local and foreign supporters. Iran and Kazakhstan won two matches each dragging the game to an extra set.


In the extra set, Kazakhstan suffered a 10-15 loss at the hands of Iran.


During the extra set, a Kazakhstan player was shown the red card for arguing with a referee.


Meanwhile, in the Women’s category, Kazakhstan emerged champions while Sri Lanka finished as runners-up. India finished third.


The Sri Lanka Women’s team will be disappointed as their opportunity to win the championship went awry when they suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands Kazakhstan.


Results:


Men


Sri Lanka ‘A’ beat India ‘A’ 2/0 (12/21, 8/21)


Sri Lanka ‘B’ beat India ‘B’ 2/0 (9/21, 14/21)


Sri Lanka ‘B’ beat India ‘A’ 2/0 (13/21, 12/21)


Sri Lanka ‘A’ beat India ‘B’ 2/0 (9/21, 18/21)


Iran ‘A’ beat Kazakhstan ‘A’ 2/0 (21/18, 21/16)


Kazakhstan ‘B’ beat Iran ‘B’ 2/0 (13/21, 15/21)


Iran ‘A’ beat Kazakhstan ‘B’ 2/1 (25/23, 21/23, 18/16)


Kazakhstan ‘A’ beat Iran ‘B’ 2/0 (14/21, 14/21)


Iran ‘A’ beat Kazakhstan ‘B’ 1/0 (15/10)


Women


Maldives ‘A’ beat India ‘A’ 2/1 (21/18, 8/21, 15/13)


India ‘B’ Maldives ‘B’ beat Maldives ‘B’ 2/0 (11/21, 12/21)


India ‘B’ beat Maldives ‘A’ 2/0 (11/21, 14/21)


India ‘A’ beat Maldives ‘B’ 2/0 (11/21, 19/21)


Kazakhstan ‘A’ beat Sri Lanka ‘A’ 2/0 (20/22, 19/21)Kazakhstan ‘B’ beat Sri Lanka ‘B’ 2/0 (9/21, 14/21)


Sri Lanka ‘A’ beat Kazakhstan ‘B’ 2/1 (10/21, 21/16, 19/17)


Kazakhstan ‘A’ beat Sri Lanka ‘B’ 2/1 (11/21, 23/21, 12/15)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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