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Asian Games 2023: The Indian Men’s & Women’s Table Tennis Squads Emerge as Dominant Forces in China

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The Indian representation in table tennis at the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games, consisting of both the men’s and women’s teams, delivered a commanding performance. In the women’s category, they secured a resounding 3-0 victory against Nepal. Diya Chitale, Ayhkiya Mukherjee, and Sutirtha Mukherjee each secured swift wins against their respective opponents on Friday.

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Chitale led the charge for the Indian team against Nepal, securing a dominant victory over Sikka Suwal Shrestha with a score of 11-1, 11-8, 11-6 in just fifteen minutes. In the second match of the fixture, Ayhkiya defeated Nabita Shrestha with a score of 11-3, 11-7, 11-2. Sutirtha sealed the deal for the team with her triumph over Evana Thapa Magar, winning 11-1, 11-5, 11-2.

Following the impressive success of the women’s team, the men stepped onto the field in China and continued to shine by defeating Tajikistan with a commanding score of 3-0.

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Manav Thakkar provided a strong start for the Indian team by securing a 3-0 victory over Afzalkhon Mahmudov. Thakkar convincingly defeated his opponent with scores of 11-8, 11-5, and 11-5. Following this, Manush Shah displayed great determination to overcome Ubaydullo Sultonov with a scoreline of 13-11, 11-7, and 11-5, extending India’s lead to 2-0. Harmeet Desai, who had previously secured a win against Yemen, continued his impressive form by easily defeating Ibrokhim Ismoilzoda with scores of 11-1, 11-3, and 11-5.

Also Read | List of Asian Games Records in Athletics

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