- Indian paddlers bagged 4 bronze medals at Thailand Open
- Two medals in boys' singles and one in girls' singles
- Junior boys' team also bagged a bronze medal
Young Indian Table Tennis players left their mark on the SET Thailand Junior and Cadet Open bagging four bronze medals. Oishik Ghosh and Ashish Jain (boys’ singles), Sayani Panda (girls’ singles) and the junior boys’ team of Manush Shah, Reagan Albuquerque and Deepit Patil were all brilliant in the tournament as they made it to the semi-finals of the ITTF Junior Golden series tournament.
An impressive medal tally:
Oishik beat Masa Hiko Yan of Hong Kong 3-1 in the quarters to qualify for the medals round. The youngster, however, lost 1-3 to Tan Nicholas of Singapore in the semi-final, winning the bronze medal in the process.
Ashish won 3-0 against Thailand’s Woraset Bavorn Thammarat but he also failed to win the semi-final. He lost 1-3 to Le Ellsworth of Singapore.
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In girls singles, Sayani Panda had to work hard in the quarter-finals itself, winning 3-2 against Fathimath Dheema Ali of Maldives’.
But she was given no chance in the semi-final as she lost 0-3 to Sum Yee Samm Law of Hong Kong. Sayani eventually had to settle for a bronze medal.-- Advertisement --
The India 1 team in the junior boys’ category faced Chinese Taipei 1 in the quarter-finals of the tournament. Manush, Reagan and Deepit impressed everyone with a 3-1 victory to seal the spot in the semifinals.
But they were no match to Singapore 1 team, losing 0-3 in the last four. But they did manage to bring home a bronze medal.
Despite losses in the semi-finals, it was a great tournament for India, with bronze medals for, Oishik, Ashish, Sayani and the team of Manush, Reagan and Deepit.
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