Published: August 28, 2018 15:38:50 pm
Indian table tennis men's team settled for historic bronze at the Asian Games 2018 after having lost 3-0 to South Korea in the semi-finals on the 10th day of the tournament in Indonesia.
India won the very first Asian Games medal in the field of table tennis, as G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj lost the battle against the mighty Koreans, who are now in a repeat of the 2014 edition in the title fight against the defending champions China will compete.
The 39th ranked Sathiyan started the TT-semi-final of India with an 11-9 9-11 3-11 3-11 loss to Lee Sangsu in the opening game, as India trailed South Korea 1-0. Afterwards, the experience of Sharath Kamal did not come in handy, although he did a brave fight when Wereld 33 disappeared from 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11 to Young Sik Jeoung in the second game as South Korea leads India 2-0.
– Narendra Modi (@arendramodi) August 28, 2018
Historical medal in #Table tennis!
Congratulations to the team of @sathiyantt,@ sharathkamal1,@HarmeetDesai(3 #TOPSAthlete) @ manavthakkar16 & #AnthonyAmalraj for winning a bronze medal in the Men & # 39; s Team event.
Her #IndiaIs the first ever #AsianGames medal in TT. # AsianGames2018🇮🇳🏓🥉 pic.twitter.com/HY0WE54V1R
– SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 28, 2018
Historical moment as #TeamIndia Gentlemen #Table tennis team wins their very first #AsianGames medal! The men of Japan had previously confirmed their medal, but lost their semi-final to Korea 3-0 to win a million hearts and a bronze medal! #Well done team 👏🥉🇮🇳#IAmTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/McEo8ECFRu
– Team India (@ioaindia) August 28, 2018
Amalraj played the deciding game for India and lost only 5-11 7-11 11-4 7-11 to 22-year-old Woojin Jang when South Korea won the semi-final 3-0.
India had reached the semi-final after defeating Japan 3-1 in the quarterfinals.
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