Phuket, Thailand: Qatar's Cherif Younousse/Ahmed Tijan, No.1 in the FIVB World Ranking and bronze medallists at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, remained on the right track of winning their third crown at 2021 Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships.
The event is held in Phuket, Thailand until November 27.
The superb duo, who won the Asian title two times on the trot in 2018 and 2019 as well as gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, on Thursday outclassed Japanese fourth seeds Yoshiumi Hasegawa/Takashi Tsuchiya 21-9, 21-15 to take on Aussies Carracher/Takken in the quarterfinals.
The other Qatari duo Mahmoud/Saifeddin Elmajid suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Jude Garcia/Arbasto Anthony Lemuel Jr of Philippines.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee