Goa, January 23: India bagged all but one gold medal in the table tennis events at the third Lusofonia Games here today. Of the five gold medals on offer on the concluding day, Indian paddlers were just stopped from a clean sweep of the yellow metal as Portugal’s pair of Dioga Silva and Andre Silva claimed the men’s doubles gold.
Harmeet Desai, continuing with his great form that he hit this season, defeated former national champion Soumyaji
Final Day Results (Morning Session) – 23/01/2014
Women Doubles Semi Finals
KUMARESAN Shamini (IND) & bt ANDRADE Raquel (POR) 3-1 (5,3,-4,8)
PATKAR Madhurika (IND) MACIEL Patricia (POR)
SANTOS Marta (POR) & bt MADURANGI Ishara (SRI) 3-0 (5,7,8)
MOTA Joana (POR) G VITHANAGE Nuwani (SRI)
Mens’ Singles Semi Finals<
Results Day 4 23/01/2014
Mens' Singles Quarter Finals
GHOSH Soumyajit IND bt PINHO Diogo POR 4 - 1 (8, -9, 6, 4, 8)
SILVA Andre POR bt CHE Weng Heng MAC 4 - 0 (9, 7, 7, 10)
DESAI Harmeet IND bt COSTA Jorge POR 4 - 1 (-8, 6, 7, 10, 7)
SILVA Diogo POR bt ANTHONY Amalraj IND 4 - 3 (-7, -9, 5, 10, -8, 9, 7)
Womens' Singles Semi Finals
Goa, January 20: India’s first gold medals in the third Lusofonia Games came via table tennis when the country’s men and women paddlers kept their top billing intact in the five-team pool events, keeping their slate clean all through. Portugal, despite putting up a good fight against India, had to be content with the silver. Neighbours Sri Lanka took bronze in the men’s section.
Indian men defeated Portugal 3-1 in an intensive battle while their
Goa, January 20: India’s men and women paddlers kept a clean slate at the ongoing table tennis events of the third Lusofonia Games here today.
In the stage 1 group league, India defeated Macau 3-0 in third round after having accounted for Angola yesterday in the five-team group, which is played on a league format in the first round. The Indian boys were too hot for Macau to handle as was evident from the score line, despite the island state having players o