Indian men’s table tennis team defeats Singapore 3-1 to clinch gold medal

Indian Team wins Gold
Indian Team wins Gold

The Indian men’s table tennis team defended their gold medal, beating Singapore 3-1 in the final at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

India dropped their first match in the team’s event but came back to win their second straight CWG gold. Unlike the group stage win, where India blanked Singapore 3-0, Sharath Kamal lost the second rubber to Clarence Chew. But G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai won both their doubles and singles ties to seal the gold medal.

The final was first real challenge for India after sailing through to the stage without losing a single match across the group and knockout stages.

G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai started the rubber with a straight-games win over teens Izaac Quek Yong and Pang Yew En Koen. The first game went the distance but the Indian pair dominated the second two games for a 13-11, 11-3, 11-5 win.