Second-seed Ali Bukhari was through to the quarter-finals of the Asian Junior Individual Championship U19 category after thumping Sri Lanka’s Holpitige Ravindu Laksiri 3-0 in his first match of the competition in Jordan.
Bukhari received a bye in the first round and had little trouble beating Laksiri as he won by 11-7, 11-8 and 11-2. He will now face Kuwait’s Yousif Nizar Saleh, who defeated compatriot Ammar Fareed 3-2.
Tayyab Aslam also made his way into the last-eight, beating Madhav Dhingra with game scores of 11-6, 12-10, 11-9.
Meanwhile, in the U17 girls’ competition, Pakistan’s Sadia Gul and Madina crashed out of the title race.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2013.
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