Sharath-Shamini | 34th National Games | Table Tenis | Gold | Mixed Doubles

Sharath-Shamini | 34th National Games | Table Tenis | Gold | Mixed Doubles


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Ranchi,
Feb
25:
Table
Tennis
ace
Achanta
Sharath
Kamal
on
Friday,
Feb
26
clinched
the
mixed
doubles
title
with
national
champion
Kumaresan
Shamini.
As
he
lined
himself
up
for
another
gold
after
storming
into
the
men’s
singles
summit
clash
in
the
34th
National
Games
here.

The
duo
of
Sharath
Kamal
and
Shamini
bounced
back
from
two
sets
down
to
defeat
the
Bengal
duo
of
Sourav
Saha
and
Ankita
Das
8-11,
4-11,
11-4,
11-9,
11-4.

Sharath
Kamal’s
hopes
of
another
title
today
was
dashed
when
he
along
with
G
Vinod
lost
out
to
the
Bengal
pair
of
Sourav
Chakraborty
and
Anirban
Nandi
9-11,
11-6,
7-11,
8-11
in
men”s
doubles
final.

Sharath
Kamal
earlier
stormed
into
the
men’s
singles
summit
clash
after
thrashing
Bengal’s
Raj
Mondal
11-3,
11-4,
11-4,
11-9
as
he
remained
in
contention
for
a
hat-trick
of
titles.

The
world
number
40
had
earlier
led
Tamil
Nadu
to
the
men’s
title.

These
are
incidentally
his
first
titles
in
the
National
Games
in
his
third
outing.

The
Tamil
Nadu
star
will
face
Bengal’s
Anirban
Nandi
who
made
a
spectacular
fightback
to
beat
statemate
Sourav
Chakraborty
4-11,
3-11,
10-12,
12-10,
11-6,
12-10,
11-2
in
a
marathon
seven-setter.

In
the
women’s
singles
final,
Shamini
will
take
on
Maharashtra’s
Madhurika
Patkar.

Shamini
sailed
past
Maharashtra’s
Mamta
Prabhu
11-13,
11-4,
11-7,
11-9,
11-8
while
Patkar
stunned
Bengal’s
Mouma
Das
12-10,
11-9,
11-13,
11-4,
11-8.

Patkar
and
Pooja
Sahasrabudhe
won
the
gold
medal
for
Maharashtra
in
the
women’s
doubles
as
they
beat
statemates
Mamta
and
Ashlesha
Bodas
13-11,
11-8,
11-9.

Both
the
men’s
and
women’s
singles
title
clashes
tomorrow
will
be
the
last
two
gold
medals
that
will
be
on
offer
on
the
concluding
day.

PTI

Story first published: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 0:01 [IST]