Wed, 23 Aug 2000

RI spikers win silver, bronze

JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian men's beach volleyball team of Markodji and Irilkhun Shofanna finished second at the Asian Circuit championships in China from Aug. 17 to Aug. 21, while the women's team of Bertha Kaize and Agustina took third place.

On the men's side, New Zealanders Craig Seu Seu and Lefu won the gold medal while Australians Pat Gulline and Sound Blackman finished third.

In the women's competition, the Chinese team of Lan Hong and Fu Lingli defeated compatriots Li Min and Dong Na to win the gold.

The Indonesian Volleyball Association official in charge of foreign competition, Ahmed Solihin, said the association was satisfied with the results, adding the championships would serve as an evaluation as athletes prepared for the 2001 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur. (ivy/yan)