Table Tennis: India tops medal tally with seven gold at Commonwealth C’ships
In Table Tennis, hosts India completed a clean sweep, claiming all the seven gold medals at the 21st Commonwealth Championships, which concluded yesterday in Cuttack.
Harmeet Desai and Ayhika Mukherjee won the men’s and women’s singles titles Yesterday. Harmeet defeated favourite G. Sathiyan 4-3 in a hard-fought final to claim the men’s singles title.
Earlier yesterday, Anthony Amalraj and Manav Thakkar claimed the men’s doubles gold by stunning top seeds Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal 3-1.
In women singles, Ayhika won her maiden gold in the championships, thrashing former national champion Madurika Patkar 4-0. Pooja Sahasrabudhe and Krittwika Sinha Roy defeated compatriots Sreeja Akula and Mousumi Paul 3-1 to claim the women’s doubles crown.
Indian paddlers topped the medals tally with seven gold, five silver and three bronze. England won two silver and three bronze medals. Singapore got 6 bronze medals while Malaysia and Nigeria got 1 bronze each.