Gold Coast, April 9: India clinched a historic gold in men’s table tennis, thrashing Nigeria 3-0 in the fil of the event on Monday. After beating Singapore in the semi-fils earlier on Monday, the Indian team continued their domince in the fil, by winning all the first three matches to comfortably clinch the gold.
Seasoned paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal gave India an early 1-0 lead with a thumping 4-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 comeback win over Bode Abiodun in the first singles match of the contest.
India’s top-ranked singles player Sathiyan Gsekaran then doubled the lead with another come-from-behind victory over Segun Toriola 10-12, 11-3, 11-3, 11-4.
This is India’s second gold medal in table tennis team event after the women’s team claimed the yellow medal by drubbing highly-fancied Singapore on Sunday. IANS