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Asian Games 2018: Indian Men’s Table Tennis team clinch Bronze Medal


Jakarta, Aug 28 (UNI) The Indian Men’s Table Tennis team settled for bronze medal at the 18th Asian Games held here on Tuesday.

They suffered a 0-3 defeat against Korea in the semi-finals. But this bronze medal was historic as it was India’s first medal in the history of Asian Games.

The team comprising G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj couldn’t put up a fight against the Koreans.

On Monday Indian team defeated Japan 3-1 in the quarters, to reach semi-finals and ensured their first medal. India faced a strong team of Korea and lost all the three matches.

Satyen, 25, who won two matches against Japan, defeated Lee Sangsu by 1-3. Satyen started well in the match and won the first game 11-9. But the Koreans returned and won the next three games 11-9, 11-3, 11-3 to give Korea a 1-0 lead in the match.

In the second match Sharath Kamal put up a great fight against world No 26 Young Sik Jeoung but could not convert it into a win and lost in five games 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 7-11, 11-8 to give Korea a 2-0 lead in the semi-final.

Anthony Amalraj lost in the third match against Young Sik Jeoung 5-11, 7-11, 11-4, 7-11 and Korea made an unbeatable 3-0 lead, and entered into the final.


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