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CWG: Manika wins gold; Men's doubles medals for Sharath-Sathiyan, Harmeet-Sanil (TT Roundup)

IANS  |  Gold Coast 

Batra became the India's first women's singles paddler to win a gold, while the men's doubles pairs of Achanta and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, and Harmeet Desai-Sanil bagged the silver and bronze medal respectively on the 10th day of the here on Saturday.

outplayed Mengyu Yu of 4-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7) to clinch the gold medal while Sharath and Sathiyan lost in the final. Other Indian pairing Harmeet and Sanil defeated Singapore's Pang Yew En Koen and Poh in the bronze medal match.

In the mixed doubles category, where the Indian pair of Sharath and Das went down to Singapore's Gao Ning and Yu Mengyu in the first semi-finals, will play bronze medal match with compatriots and Sathiyan.

In men's singles category, Sharath also lost his semi-final match on Saturday and will play in bronze medal match on Sunday. The World No.48 lost 0-4 (10-12, 9-11, 9-11, 7-11) to the World No.26 Nigerian Quadri Arunain a gruelling semi-final at the Oxenford Studios here.

After losing the close first game, Sharath failed to find the momentum throughout the contest as he went on to lose the other three games with a narrow margin.

The lone gold medal-winning paddler of the day was Manika. The 22-year-old girl outplayed Mengyu Yu of 4-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7) to clinch the gold medal.

"I feel very proud to have won and even more prouder to have won for My aim was to win a gold medal for the country and I could do it," said Manika.

Manika, who played a huge role in India's women's team gold medal win, also admitted that she had played the best at the Games.

"I have never played better. In the first game I was down 1-6. I said to myself I can recover and win and I did," she added.

In the men's doubles event, Sharath and Sathiyan lost to England's and 2-3 (5-11, 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 8-11) to settle for silver.

The Indian pair committed several errors on length of serve and shots which resulted in their loss.

Harmeet and Sanil bagged the bronze medal in the men's doubles category. The Indian duo outclassed Singapore's Pang Yew En Koen and Poh 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 12-10) at the Oxenford Studios here.

Despite winning the first two games with ease, Harmeet and Sanil faced a stiff challenge in the third game however, the Indians once again overcame their opponents.

In mixed doubles semi-finals, Sharath and went down to Singapore's Gao Ning and Yu Mengyu 2-3 (8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 7-11).

Other pair, Sathiyan and Manika also lost 2-3 (8-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-8, 13-15) to Pitchford and Ho Tin-Tin in the semi-finals.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 21:48 IST
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