Bronze for Lankans at Dhaka open
Sri Lanka ‘B’ team defeated ‘A’ team in the third place play off game
to win (2-0) the bronze medal at the Dhaka Open Beach Volleyball
Championship which concluded in Bangladesh yesterday. Australia won the
C’ship beating Thailand in the final also in straight sets. Sri Lankan
duo in the ‘B’ team Mahesh Perera and Wasantha Ratnapala who were placed
ninth at the Asian Beach Volleyball Tour in Thailand has improved
heavily to over come the Asia’s fifth placed Lankans Dhammika Silva and
Though both Lankan teams qualified for the semis failed to reach the
final when they were beaten by strong teams from Australia and Thailand.
It was a hard battle but they managed to stretch their opponents to
the maximum of three sets before going down in the semis.
Their achievements in Dhaka proved the Lankan Beach Volleyballers
have made strong bid to became the top team in the Asian Region in the
near future. BP