Advani wins gold in Asian Games Billiards singles


Guangzhou: Defending champion Pankaj Advani notched up India’s first gold medal in this edition of the Asian Games in Men’s Billiards singles event after defeating Oo Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar 3-2 here on November 14.

The former world professional champion Advani beat Nay Thway with frames of 33-100, 100-61, 12-101, 101-4, 100-45 in the summit clash here.

Advani won his first world championship title in 2003 IBSF World Snooker Championship in China.

Advani, who is the only player to have achieved a grand double of winning both the points and timed formats at the IBSF World Billiards Championships 2005, repeated the same feat at the 2008 Championships held in Bangalore.

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