Both the Men’s and Women’s pairs of Sri Lanka lost at their quarter finals in Beach Volleyball at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.
Malintha Yapa and Ashen Rashmika lost 2-1 to Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett from Australia in the quarter finals of the Men’s Beach Volleyball, while Deepika Bandara and Chathurika Weerasinghe lost 2-0 to Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes from Canada in their quarter final of the Women’s Beach Volleyball.
In the Men’s quarter final, Malintha and Ashen won the 1st set 21-16, but lost the 2nd 16-21. In the 3rd and final set, it was a close battle, but Chris and Burnett pulled away in the final points to win 9-15.
In the group stage, Malintha and Ashen lost 2-0 to Canada’s Schachter & Dearing. They lost the 1st set 21-14 against Gambia’s Jawo and Jarra, but won the 2nd 19-21. However, they lost the 3rd set 15-9. They needed to win against Saint Kitts and Nevis’ Hodge and Seabrookes to have any hopes of a quarter final place, and they did comfortably 21-11 and 21-11.
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In the Women’s quarter final, it was an easy win for the Canadian pair who won both sets 21-9 & 21-11. Deepika and Chathurika booked a place in the quarters after a 2-0 set win against Trinidad and Tobago’s Armstrong and Chase after they were forced to withdraw due to injury.
The Sri Lankan pair lost 2-0 to both Australia’s Clancy and Mariafe and Cyprus’ Constantinou and Constantopoulou in the other group stage matches.