Asian Games 2018: Indian men's table tennis team wins historic bronze

By: Sports Desk

Published: August 28, 2018 15:38:50 pm

India & # 39; s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran during their semi-final match against South Korea at the men's team table tennis at the 18th Asian Games. (Source: AP)

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.

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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