Young Umar Khan bags bronze in IBSF U16 World Snooker Championship


Pakistan’s teen Umar Khan bagged the bronze medal in IBSF U16 World Snooker Championship in Russia on Saturday.

Khan showed a dominant performance throughout in the tournament but fell short in the semi-final when he lost to Hungary’s Bulcsù Revesz by 4-1. The scores of the match were 12-107(53), 61-50, 66-43, 94-0(85), 83-13.

“It was a tough competition throughout and I happy to clinch the Bronze medal for my country,” Khan said on his return.

The 16-years-old snooker champ had a great time in Russia while participating in his first international tournament. “It was great exposure for me. It was my first tournament and winning the medal is a great achievement indeed for me, my family and country,” he said.

Earlier, Khan beat Russia’s Kirill Zhizduk by 3-0 in Pre-quarters and clinched the quarter-final by 4-1 against Russia’s Andrel Karasov.

On the other hand, 14-years-old Hamza Ilyas lost in the Pre-Quarters to Mina Awad of Egypt.