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Jefferson & Cherif cap season with Asian Beach Games gold

 
Jefferson and Cherif of Qatar dominated the men's competition at the 5th Asian Beach Games in Vietnam.
 
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 2, 2016 - Qatar's Jefferson Santos and Cherif Younousse capped their Rio 2016 Olympic appearance with a gold medal at the 2016 Asian Beach Games in Vietnam's Danang to round off a remarkable beach volleyball season.

Jefferson and Cherif dominated the all-Qatar men's final to defeat Julio Nascimento / Ahmed Tijan 2-0 (21-14, 21-15).

Kazakhstan's Alexey Sidorenko and Dmitriy Yakovlev beat Indonesia's Gilang Ramadhan / Ade Candra Rachmawan 2-0 (21-11, 21-15) for the men's bronze.

Thailand's Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee triumphed over China's Wang Xinxin and Tang Ningya 2-0 (21-18, 21-15) in the women's final of the Asian Beach Games.

Fan Wang (who had played with Yuan Yue to finish 9th at the Rio 2016 Olympics) this time teamed up with Xia Xinyi to earn the bronze medal after a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) sweep of Kazakhstan's Tanya Mashova and Ira Tsimbalova in the 3rd-place playoff.

The 5th Asian Beach Games officially conclude Monday in Danang with the Closing Ceremony, though action across the 22 sports wrapped up Sunday, with hosts Vietnam overwhelmingly topping the overall medals table ahead of Thailand and China.

The next Asian Beach Games are scheduled for 2020 in Goa, India.

Related Links:
- 2016 Asian Beach Games
- Olympic Council of Asia




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