Paddlers win silver in men’s doubles at Commonwealth Games

Sharath and Amalraj lost 1-3 (11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11) against Singaporean to settle for the silver medal.

By: Press Trust of India | Glasgow | Updated: August 3, 2014 1:37 pm
Kamal-Amalraj-PTI-M Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj with the silver medal (Source: PTI)

Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj won a silver medal for India after losing to Singapore’s Ning Gao and Hu Li in the final of the men’s doubles table tennis event. Sharath and Amalraj squandered a game lead to lose 1-3 (11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11) against the Singaporean duo to settle for the silver medal.

The Indian duo had earlier blanked Singapore’s Yang Zi and Zhan Jian 11-7, 12-10, 11-3 in the semifinals at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has announced a cash award of Rs 30 lakh each to the duo of Achanta Sharath Kamal and  Anthony Amalraj for winning the silver medal.

Sharath falters in singles
Sharath, however, failed to win a medal in the men’s singles. The highest rated Indian, who made it to the semifinals on Friday, went down 0-4 to Singapore’s Jian Zhan.

The Indian paddler lost 6-11, 6-11, 6-11, 8-11 to his 32-year-old opponent from Singapore at the Scotstown Campus. That the 32-year-old from Chennai, who had won a gold in the 2006 Melbourne Games, struggled to match up to Zhan’s play could be gauged from the fact that the match was over in just 27 minutes. The scoreline also reflects the one-sided nature of the match.

Fighting for bronze later in the day, Sharath lost 2-4 to England’s Liam Pitchford. The Englishman won 11-6, 11-8, 4-11, 11-9, 6-11, 12-10 to claim the bronze medal.

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