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Indian males’s desk tennis crew clinch bronze medal end in Asian Table Tennis Championships

Pyeongchang [Republic of Korea], September 6 (ANI): The Indian males’s crew secured a bronze medal end on the Asian Table Tennis Championships 2023 after falling brief of their semi-final conflict towards Chinese Taipei in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea, on Wednesday.

The Indian males’s desk tennis crew comprising a mixture of skilled in addition to youth expertise of Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran misplaced 0-3 within the last 4.

The two dropping semi-finalists are awarded bronze medals on the competitors. Commonwealth Games champion Sharath Kamal opened the proceedings for the Indian males’s crew and misplaced 0-3 to Chuang Chih-Yuan, who’s a former doubles world champion.

In the second match, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran fell 0-3 to Lin Yun-Ju, who was one-half of the boys’s doubles bronze medal-winning crew on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In the must-win third match of the tie, India’s Harmeet Desai fought arduous however fell brief with a rating of 1-3 to Kao Cheng-Jui.

The Indian males’s crew, seeded third within the event, had earlier defeated Singapore 3-0 to seal a spot within the last 4 and ensured a medal on Monday.

On Tuesday, the Indian girls’s crew of Manika Batra, Ayhika Mukherjee and Sutirtha Mukherjee misplaced 0-3 to Thailand to complete sixth within the event.

The Indian trio had beforehand registered a 3-2 win over Singapore in a 5-8 place play-off tie earlier on the identical day.

The Indian girls’s crew’s medal prospects ended after a 0-3 defeat to Japan within the quarter-finals on Monday. In the combined doubles, the Indian pair of Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran misplaced 2-3 to Thailand’s Phakpoom Sanguansin and Orawan Paranang within the spherical of 32 on Tuesday.

Another Indian pair of Harmeet Desai and Sreeja Akula misplaced 0-3 to the top-seeded Tomokazu Harimoto and Hina Hayata of Japan within the spherical of 32.

The Asian Table Tennis Championships 2023 additionally served as a qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympics. (ANI)