CWG 2022: Men’s Table Tennis Clinches Gold, Weightlifter Vikas Thakur Secures Silver

Birmingham: India continues its glorious campaign with the Men’s Table Tennis team clinching a gold medal while Weightlifter Vikas Thakur bagged a silver medal in the 96kg Men’s Weightlifting category on Tuesday.

Indian Men’s Table Tennis team defeated Singapore in the finals by 3-1 in a dominating performance in the final round. Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran went up against Yong Izaac Quek and Yew En Koen Pang and managed a comfortable win.

The Indian pair defeated their Singapore rivals 13-11, 11-7, 11-5 in the third game to give India an early lead with an overall match score of 1-0. In the second match of the final, Sharath Kamal Achanta took on Zhe Yu Clarence Chew. The first game was tough for the Indian ace as he went down 7-11 against his Singapore rival.

In the third match, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran locked horns with Yew En Koen Pang. The Indian player made a remarkable comeback and won it 12-10.

In another event, Vikas Thakur clinched silver in the Men’s 96kg weightlifting category by lifting a total of 346 kg.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and lauded both the players for their effort and congratulated them for achieving the major fleet at the international level.


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