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Asian Beach Volleyball qualifier tournament
Sri Lankan women’s team Chathurika Madushani and Deepika Bandara (left) and men’s team Ashen Rashmika and Malinda Yapa

Sri Lankan Beach Volleyball teams both men and women performed well at the Asian qualifier tournament held at Negombo Beach Park to qualify for the Commonwealth Games which is scheduled to be held from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England.

Both the Sri Lanka Men and Women teams came out victorious with an unbeaten record at the end of the competition which ended at Negombo Beach Park on Saturday (19) to get this qualification with more confidence.

Ashen Rashmika and Malinda Yapa represented Sri Lanka in the Men’s category, while Chathurika Madushani and Deepika Bandara played in the Women’s category The most important was both Sri Lanka teams were unbeaten throughout the competition and won the finals comprehensively against Maldives (Men) and Singapore (Women).

Ashen Rashmika and Malinda Yapa defeated Maldivian duo Ismail Sajid and Adam Naseem in the final 2-0 (21-13, 21-13), while Chathurika Madushani and Deepika Bandara got the better of Eliza Chong and Ong Wei Yu from Singapore in the final. (21-18, 22-20)

Earlier Sri Lankan pair Ashen and Malinda defeated Malaysian pair 2-0 (21:16, 21:15) while they beat Maldives 2-0 (21:18, 21:15) and beat Singapore 2-0 (21:10, 21:16) comprehensively to enter the final .

Meanwhile Sri Lankan women’s pair Chathurika and Deepika defeated Malaysian pair with a three setter game 2-1 (15:21, 22:20, 15:10) while against Singapore Sri Lankan pair beat Singapore 2-1 (14:21, 21:18, 15:12) to enter the final .

Monday, March 21, 2022 – 01:00

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