Beach volleyball keeps medal hopes alive
Nov 18, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka’s two teams in the men’s beach volleyball entered the pre-quarter finals while golfer Mithun Perera lost his early advantage on day eight of the 16th Asian Games continued in this southern Chinese city today.
Both teams fielded by Sri Lanka in men’s beach volleyball created history as they stormed in to the last 16, making Sri Lanka’s medal prospects brighter. Sri Lanka’s ’1’ team comprising of Mahesh Perera and Wasatha Ratnapala registered a convincing two sets to nil win over South Korea in their Pool ’H’ match worked off this afternoon.
Sri Lanka’s men’s beach volleyball team which beat South Korea by two sets to nil to enter the pre-quarter finals of the Asian Games, Mahesh Perera and Wasantha Ratnapala. Picture by Dinesh Weerawansa
Playing an intelligent game, Mahesh and Wasantha combined their skills effectively with a greater understanding to make Korean duo of Gwangin and Junyong eat humble pie. The Lankan top pair took just 29 minutes to humble Koreans in style with an impressive 21-8, 21-11 victory.