CWG 2022: Triple Delight for Achanta Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra Out Of Singles

CWG 2022: Triple Delight for Achanta Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra Out Of Singles

Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal produced a sensational display to progress to the semi-finals of two events and the quarter-finals of one event at the Commonwealth Games table tennis competition on Friday. The record nine-time national champion, who has as many as 10 CWG medals to his name, advanced to the men’s singles quarter-finals with a 4-2 win over Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo in a thriller. The 40-year-old Shrath also reached the semi-finals of the mixed and men’s doubles event with their respective partners.

He first paired with young Srija Akula to beat two-time silver medalist Liam Pitchford and England’s Tin Tin Ho 3-2 (11-7 8-11 11-8 11-13 11-9) in the mixed doubles quarters. beat the Sathyan along with Ganasekaran defeated another English pair of Tom Jarvis and Sam Walker 3-0 (11-6 11-8 11-4) in the men’s doubles competition.

Sreeja also excelled with her mixed doubles performance to advance to the women’s singles semi-finals.

The 24-year-old from Hyderabad showed nerves of steel to see off Canada’s Mo Zhang 4-3 to reach the semi-finals with a thrilling win.

He defeated Zhang 9-11 11-4 6-11 9-11 11-5 11-4 11-8 in their quarter-final match.

Gnanasekaran also reached the men’s singles quarter-finals by beating Nicholas Lim 4-2 at the NEC Hall.

Sreeja and Sharath had earlier beaten Malaysia’s Leon Chi Feng and Ho Ying 5-11 11-2 11-6 11-5, while Sharath and Ganasekaran had beaten Bangladesh’s Bum Ramhamalyan and Redoy Mohutsin Ahmed 11-1. -6 was defeated by 11-11. -4 in their Round of 16 clash.

Defending champion Manika Batra, however, had a poor day as she crashed out in the women’s singles quarter-finals with a 0-4 loss against Jian Zheng of Singapore.

Earlier, Manika and Sathian lost 2-3 to Malaysia’s Jeewin Chong and Karen Lain, while the men’s pair of Sunil Shetty and Harmeet Desai also lost 0-0 to Singapore’s Chiu Zee-Yu Clarence and Poh Shao Feng Athan. Ended their campaign with 3 defeats.

In another result, Srija and Reith Tennyson beat Scotland’s Lucy Elliott and Rebecca Plaistow 3-0 to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.

Earlier in the day, Manika and Sreeja entered the women’s singles quarterfinals.

While the 27-year-old Batra defeated Australia’s Ji Min-hyung 11-4 11-8 11-6 12-10 to take on Singapore’s Jian Zheng, Sreeja held on with a nerve-wracking win against Wales’ Charlotte Carey to secure her spot. Played the competition. Last eight berths.

However, Manika Batra lost in the quarterfinals by a margin of 4–0.


The 24-year-old worked hard but held his nerve to beat Kerry 8-11 11-7 12-14 9-11 11-4 15-13 12-10. Meanwhile, Reith Tennyson was eliminated in the women’s singles event after losing to Singapore’s Feng Tianwei in her round of 16 match.

Tianwei proved too strong for Tennyson as the latter was defeated 11-2 11-4 9-11 11-3 11-4.

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