Gujarat, West Bengal clinch gold in men’s, women’s singles in National Games table tennis

Surat (Gujarat) [India]: Gujarat and West Bengal bagged leading honours in the table tennis occasion at the National Games 2022 on Saturday, with males’s singles gold going to the host state while women’s singles nabbed by West Bengal.
Harmeet Desai defeated Soumyajit Ghosh 4-0, as well as Sutirtha Mukherjee downed Sreeja Akula 4-1 to arise the champs at the Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Indoor Stadium, where the table tennis events at the 36th National Gamings ended here today. Harmeet, one of the most preferred paddler in the state, really did not disappoint his followers as he destroyed his Haryana competitor with medical accuracy. Throughout the Gamings, the Birmingham CWG team gold medal champion exhibited his form with exceptional touch, none much better than in the semifinals versus G. Sathiyan, the front runner. The last seemed an inequality as Ghosh barely showed any glimpse of a resurgence and became easy target to the Gujarat male.
But Sutirtha Mukehreeje, who gathered 3 gold medals, consisting of in the group occasion, at the Games, aided West Bengal cover the medal chart with eight medals– four gold, one silver and 3 bronze. Their men finished 1-2 in the men’s doubles as well as Mouma Das and Anirban Ghosh won the combined bronze to cubicle their tally.
Gujarat finished behind Bengal as Harmeet blazed a trail with two gold, including in the group event, to do with 6 medals. Manush Shah and also Krittwika supplied the hosts with the 3rd gold. Maharashtra finished third with one silver as well as 4 bronze medals.
Sutirtha, with her capability to adapt quickly, had the step of Sreeja right from the initial point in the final, as she did versus Manika in the semifinal. Encountering the leading gear, the West Bengal woman established a quick and considerable lead in all the first 3 video games. The 3-0 lead recommended a fast surface to the final, but Sreeja had other ideas. A healing of sorts aided Sreeja take the fourth video game, in which Sutirtha missed out on a match point.
In the 5th, Sreeja carried on the momentum to lead 4-0. However, Sutirtha recovered parity and easily led 9-8 after a timeout. Sreeja handled just a point after that as Sutirtha closed the video game and also match to win the gold deservingly.
In the men’s first semifinal, Harmeet Desai kept his day with fate and beat top-seed G Sathiyan 4-2. Harmeet elevated his video game so well that Sathiyan was required on the back foot immediately. Yet, Sathiyan resisted to degree 2-2, but the regional guy mixed it up well when Sathiyan began posing problems. Harmeet wrapped it up early with his ingenious manoeuvres at the net and utilizing his backhand flicks effectively.
In the second, making most of a child’s play yesterday from second-seed A. Sharath Kamal, Haryana’s Soumyajit Ghosh beat Manush Shah of Gujarat 4-2. The left-handed Manush did handle to win two games but could not stop the identified Haryana paddler.
In the combined increases, however, Manush Shah made amends to get hold of the gold, beating Telangana’s pair of SFR Snehit and also Sreeja Akula 3-0. The straight-game win was on the cards as the Gujarat duo never ever let the guard down, pushing their challengers to the edge.
In the all-Bengal men’s doubles final, Ronit Bhanja as well as Jeet Chandra made it a prejudiced event against Arjun Ghosh and Anirban Ghosh. Ronit and also Jeet won 3-0 even as the duo took less than 15 minutes to throw away its challengers.
In the women’s doubles final, West Bengal’s Sutirtha Mukherjee as well as Ayhika Mukherjee put it across Karnataka’s Kushi Viswanath and Yashaswini Ghorpade 3-0. Karnataka finished the Games with the lone silver.
Men’s Singles: Final: Harmeet Desai (Guj) bt Soumyajit Ghosh (Har) 11-8, 11-4, 11-7, 11, 11-8; Semifinals: Harmeet Desai bt G. Sathiyan (TN) 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9; Soumyajit Ghosh (WB) bt Manush Shah (Guj) 8-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-5, 11-9.
Women’s Singles: Final: Sutirtha Mukherjee (WB) bt Sreeja Akula (Telg) 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, 12-14, 11-9; Semifinals: Sutirtha Mukherjee bt Manika Batra (Del) 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6; Sreeja Akula bt Diya Chitale (Mah) 11-2, 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5.
Male’s Doubles: Final: Ronit Bhanja/Jeet Chandra (WB) bt Arjun Ghosh/Anirban Ghosh (WB) 11-4, 11-3, 11-3.
Female’s Doubles: Final: Sutirtha Mukherjee/Ayhika Mukherjee (WB) bt Kushi Viswanath/Yashaswini Ghropade (Kar) 11-8, 11-5, 13-11.
Blended Doubles: Final: Manush Shah/Krittwika Sinha Roy (Guj) bt SFR Snehit/Sreeja Akula (Telg) 11-8, 11-5, 11-6.

Leave a Comment