After a winning start on Friday, India's men's and women's table tennis teams continued their brilliant run with a dominant performance in the Asian Games 2023 on Saturday, September 23. The men's team recorded an easy 3-0 win over Tajikistan while the women's team thrashed neighbours Nepal by 3-0 to qualify for the knockout stages.
The men's team rested their star players Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran for today's game. Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah joined Harmeet Desai with the first two playing their first game in the Asian Games 2023. Both youngsters were excellent and pulled off a satisfactory result for India. With three wins, India topped Group F and will be facing Kazakhstan in the next round.
The women's team also made changes to their team with Divya Chitale, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika starting ahead of Manika Batra and Sreeja Akula. They dominated the first round with an 11-1 win and claimed 11-6 and 11-8 wins in the following rounds to take the game home.
India Table Tennis events on September 23:
India Men 3-0 Tajikistan Men
India Women 3-0 Nepal Women
India Sailing events on September 23:
Men’s Skiff 49er - KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finish sixth
Mixed Dinghy - 470 - Preethi Kongara and Shekhar Sudhanshu finish fourth
Boy's Dinghy ILCA4 - Adhvait Menon finished tenth
Men’s Windsurfing iQFoil - Jerome Kumar Savarimuthu finished third
Women’s Skiff 49er - Harshita Tomar and Shital Verma finish fifth
Women’s Dinghy ILCA4 - Neha Thakur finished third
Women’s Single Dinghy ILCA6 - Nethra Kumanan finishes fourth
Mixed Multihull Nacra 17 - Siddeshwar Indar Doiphode and Ramya Sarvanan finish third
Men’s Windsurfer RS:X - Eabad Ali (Failed to finish)
Men’s Kite IKA Formula - Chitresh Tatha finishes sixth
Men’s Single Dinghy ILCA7 - Vishnu Sarvananwon finishes fifth
Women’s Windsurfer RS:X - Ishwariya Ganesh (Failed to finish)
More to follow...