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Kolkata, August 3 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday congratulated the Indian table tennis team for winning gold in the Commonwealth Games at Birmingham.
Taking to twitter, Banerjee said, “Congratulations to the sportspersons! Men’s table tennis team comprising of Sharath Kamal Achanta, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai & Sanil Shetty won gold at CWG 2022. “
“Their incredible success is well-deserved. This milestone will inspire many across the nation, ” she added.
India successfully defended the Table tennis men’s team title after beating Singapore 3-1 in the final on Tuesday.
India’s top-ranked singles player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran teamed up with Harmeet Desai in the opening doubles match and defeated Singapore’s Izaac Quek Yong and Pang Yew En Koen 3-0 (13-11, 11-7, 11-5) to give India 1-0 lead.
In the second rubber, veteran paddler Sharath Kamal, who beat Nigeria’s world No. 15 Quadri Aruna in the semis, suffered 3-1 (11-7, 12-14, 11-3, 11-9) defeat at the hands of Singapore’s Zhe Yu Clarence Chew.
Sathiyan Gnanasekarn then responded with a 3-1 (10-12, 11-7, 7-11, 4-11) win over 20-year-old Pang Yew En Koen and India went 2-0 up in the tie.
Then, Harmeet Desai, playing his only second singles match at Birmingham 2022, outplayed Zhe Yu Clarence Chew, who beat Sharath Kamal in the second match, 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-6) helped India win to defend the title.