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India grabs first ever Asiad medal in table tennis

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 28 Aug 2018 8:40 AM GMT

Asian Games 2018: India grabs first ever medal in Table Tennis
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Jakarta: The Indian men's table tennis team had to be content with the bronze medal following a 3-0 loss to South Korea in the semi-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.

This is the first ever table tennis medal for India in Asian Games.

G. Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj went down fighting in their respective matches.

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The South Koreans took the lead when Sathiyan lost 11-9, 9-11, 3-11, 3-11 to Lee Sangsu in the opening match. Kamal gave a tough fight to Jeong Sik before going down 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11 while Amalraj lost 5-11, 7-11, 11-4, 7-11 to Jang Woojin.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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