Manika claims blended doubles bronze, Sharath settles for bronze in singles


Information 15 Apr 2018, 10:16 IST


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Gold Coast, Apr 15 (PTI) Manika Batra’s sensational run on the Commonwealth Video games fetched her one other medal as she teamed up with G Sathiyan to gather the blended doubles bronze, thereby claiming a medal in each occasion she competed in right here.

Batra and Sathiyan defeated the compatriot senior duo of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das 11-6 11-2 11-Four to say the honours within the bronze medal play-off.

This was Batra’s fourth medal of the Video games. She had earlier gained a historic girls’s singles gold and was additionally part of the top-finishing girls’s crew. In girls’s doubles, she gained a silver with Mouma Das.

In the meantime, Sharath Kamal clinched his third medal of the Video games by successful a bronze in males’s singles after beating Samuel Walker of England Four-1 (11-7 11-9 9-11 11-6 12-10).

He was a part of the gold-winning males’s crew occasion and in addition clinched a silver in males’s doubles with Sathiyan.

A 10-member Indian desk tennis crew secured eight (three gold, 2 silver and three bronze) medals in these Video games, which turned out to be the all time medal haul within the historical past of the Video games.

Batra stated she hoped “to remain collectively as a blended pair (with Sathiyan) and play collectively on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics”.

“We have been taking part in our perfect however there are usually not many tournaments for blended pairs. We have been coaching in Portugal attempting out completely different pairs. That is our first medal as a blended doubles mixture,” she stated.

Sathiyan stated a bronze medal every needs to be awarded to each semifinalists in desk tennis, similar to in another sports activities.

“You begin off with a spherical 64 and you find yourself right here in essentially the most horrible and unimaginable match. You’ve got reached the semifinals and you’ll’t try this with out successful matches,” he stated.

On beating his senior doubles associate Sharath, Sathiyan stated, “It was very laborious mentally to play in opposition to my teammate. We’d have been happier if we had been taking part in in a gold medal match as a result of a minimum of you each get a medal

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