19 March 2023 Written By CSI New Desk
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India's golden man Pankaj Advani successfully defended his title by winning the Asian Billiards Championship 2023 in Doha, Qatar.
In the final, Pankaj defeated his compatriot Brijesh Damani 5-1 to lift the title. Pankaj and Brijesh were in the same group at the round-robin stage, where Pankaj lost to Brijesh and qualified as group No.2.
He defeated Praput Chaithanasukan of Thailand 5-1 and Pauk Sa of Myanmar 5-1 to reach the final and knocked out Brijesh Damani 5-1.
For Brijesh, this is his first international medal in the Billiards discipline. He reached the final after defeating Dhruv Sitwala (India) 5-4 and then S. Shrikrishna 5-4.
Being a semi-finalist, Shrikrishna received a Bronze medal.