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Asian TT Championships: India end campaign with three bronze

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Doha, Oct 4 (IANS) India won two more medals and ended their Asian Table Tennis Championships 2021 campaign with a total of three bronze medals, here on Monday.

Sharath Kamal Achanta-Satihyan Gnanasekaran and Manav Thakkar-Harmeet Desai, the two Indian men’s doubles teams lost their respective semi-final clashes and had to settle for bronze medals.

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Olympians Sharath and G Sathiyan were beaten 3-0 (11-5, 11-9, 13-11) by Japan’s Yukiya Uda and Shunsuke Togami.

On the other hand, Manav Thakkar and Harmeet Desai lost 2-3 (4-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 8-11) to South Korea’s Jang Woo-Jin and Lim Jong-Hoon .

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Thakkar-Desai had earlier beaten Noshad Alamiyan and Nima Alamian from Iran, in the quarter-finals. The two doubles pairs were India’s last remaining representation in the competition.

The Indian men’s team comprising Sharath, Sathiyan, Harmeet, Manav and Sanil Shetty had earlier reached the semi-finals to bring home the first medal on Friday.

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Two men’s doubles medals on Monday, along with the men’ team bronze won on Friday, made this edition India’s best outing at the continental championship.

–IANS

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