India's Pankaj Advani creates history

Bangalore boy Pankaj Advani creates history
Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), June 30: India's Pankaj Advani won his ninth World title when he annexed the IBSF 6 Reds World Championship snooker crown here Sunday, defeating Kacper Filipiak of Poland 6-1 in the final. With this win, Pankaj has created history by becoming the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker.

Earlier, Advani overwhelmed Mohsen Bukshashia (Qatar) 5-1 in the semi-finals after edging out Rodney Goggins of Ireland 5-4 in the previous round.

India drew blank in the other events as the Indian pair of Vidya Pillai and Amee Kamani came away with a bronze medal in the women's team championship (15 Reds) while the men's combinations finished empty handed, losing in the quarter-finals.


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