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Another first for India: Medal in Table Tennis as the Men’s team clinched bronze

Indian Men’s Table Tennis team settled for historic bronze at the Asian Games 2018 as this is the first-ever Asian Games medal in Table Tennis. The team of G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj lost against South Korea 3-0 in the semifinal.

India had reached the semifinal after defeating Japan 3-1 in the quarterfinals. But in the semifinal, G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj, all three lost their singles matches. Sathiyan lost to Lee Sangsu in the opening game 11-9 9-11 3-11 3-11. Sharath Kamal’s experience did not come into handy as he lost to Young Sik Jeoung  by 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11. In the deciding match, Amalraj lost by  5-11 7-11 11-4 7-11 against Woojin Jang.

However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian team with an encouraging tweet, “Remarkable game by our Table Tennis champions. The stellar team gives India our first ever Asian Games medal in TT. Congratulations for the Bronze!”

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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