Qatar beach volleyball team qualify 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.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee