November 18, 2019

CWG 2018: Achanta Sharath Kamal outplays Samuel Walker to win men’s singles TT Bronze

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first_imgAchanta Sharath Kamal capped off a fabulous Commonwealth Games 2018 for him with a bronze medal in the men’s singles in Gold Coast on Sunday.Sharath Kamal beat England’s Samuel Walker 4-1 (11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10) in the bronze medal match to grab his third medal in Gold Coast.Earlier in the Commonwealth Games 2018, Sharath Kamal won the Men’s Team event Gold with India and settled for singles in the men’s doubles with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran.With Sharath’s Bronze, India tally has gone up to 63 medals (26 Gold, 17 Silver and 20 Bronze). In table tennis, India have won a total of 8 medals (3 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze).CWG DAY BLOGMEDALS TALLYSharath’s forehand proved to be way too strong for Walker who had troubled India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in the semi-finals with his variations.Against Sharath, Walker struggled to control pace of the rallies and Sharath put up a remarkable show of defence and powerful attack to bag the Bronze.CWG 2018 FULL COVERAGESharath has now won a total of six medals in the Commonwealth Games, which includes four gold medals.Earlier in the day, Sharath and Mouma Das lost the mixed doubles bronze medal match against compatriots Manika Batra and Sathiyan 0-3 (6-11, 2-11, 4-11).Manika and Sathiyan put up a solid amalgamation of spin and powerful attack as they defeated their more experienced compatriots.Sharath Kamal and Mouma are best when Sharath plays from the back of the table while Mouma takes over the table and smashes over the net.Against Manika and Sathiyan, they faced staunch resistance and along with Manika’s spin prowess, Sathiyan’s variations made it difficult for Sharath and Mouma to negotiate.advertisementOn Saturday, Sharath and Sathiyan settled for Silver after a 2-3 (5-11, 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 8-11) loss to England’s Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall.Sharath and Sathiyan matched the English pair stroke by stroke but in the end, Drinkhall proved to be too strong and took the match away.In the bronze medal match, Sanil Shetty and Harmeet Desai managed to beat Singapore’s Pang Yewn En Koen and Poh Shao Feng Ethan 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 12-10).last_img