Pankaj Advani wins historic bronze medal at 6 Red Snooker World Championship

Bangkok, Thailand: Pankaj Advani became the first cueist from India to win a medal at the prestigious Sangsom 6 Red Snooker World Championship as he settled for a bronze after losing the semifinal to Chinese Ding Junhui, in Bangkok on Friday.

File photo of Pankaj Advani. PTI

File photo of Pankaj Advani. PTI

In the quarterfinals, the Indian received a walkover from Michael Holt who withdrew due to personal reasons.

"Winning the first medal for India in this championship and with this level of competition means you have done well. I am an outsider in this tournament and coming this far feels very rewarding," Advani said of his performance.

"Ding is a phenomenal player. I got the better of him in the group stage but today he was the better player. I wish him best of luck for the finals."

Semi-final score:

Ding Junhui vs Pankaj Advani 7-4 0-37, 68-0, 73-0, 41-26, 49-15, 7-57, 0-57, 67-0, 57-0, 20-34, 69-9

Updated Date: Sep 09, 2016 22:11 PM