5/11/2019 5:20:06 PM

Tijan, Younousse storm into to Asian championships final

Tijan, Younousse storm into to Asian championships final

Maoming, China: Qatar’s Ahmed Tijan and Cherif Younousse entered the final of the Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships in Maoming after thrashing third-seeds Wu Jiaxin and Ha Likejiang 2-0 (21-16 21-12) in the semifinals on Saturday.

The defending champions, who have been in roaring form, had earlier defeated another Chinese pair Yan Tingyang and Li Jie 2-0 (21-13 21-12).

Tijan and Younousse will meet Gao Peng and Li Yang, who are looking to win China’s first gold medal in five years.

Gao and Li made a strong start on Saturday with a convincing 2-0 (21-15 21-13) win against Li Zhuoxin and Zhou Chaowei in the all-Chinese quarterfinal. In the semifinals Gao and Li defeated Aussies Cole Durant and Damien Schumann 2-0 (21-13 21-14).

Durant and Schumann will play  Wu and Ha in the bronze medal playoff.

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