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CWG: Sharath Kamal bags TT men's singles bronze

IANS  |  Gold Coast (Australia) 

India's Achanta on Sunday bagged the bronze medal in men's singles competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games, beating England's

The World No.48 Indian defeated the Englishman 4-1 (11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10) in the play-off match for the third place at the Oxenford Studios here.

Sharath looked at his aggressive best, comfortably pocketing the opening two games. He, however looked a bit complacent in the third game which the Englishman took full advantage of and clinched it with ease.

Sharath, however bounced back well on time in the fourth game to clinch it comfortably but was up for a tough challenge in the fifth game with Walker going neck and neck.

The veteran Indian had to bring all his experience into play to tame the Englishman to bag the bronze medal.

This was Sharath's third medal at the games. He was a part of the gold medal-winning men's team and also won silver in the men's doubles event at

This is his third singles medal after winning bronze at the 2010 Games and gold in the 2006 edition. He had missed out on a medal in He remains the only Indian to win the men's singles title at

This caps off a memorable edition of for the Indian team who have won seven medals at Gold Coast, including three golds, two silvers and two bronzes.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 08:50 IST
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