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Indian men, women s TT teams win gold medals in South Asian Games

Indian men s and women s table tennis teams claimed gold medals after defeating Nepal and Sri Lanka in its respective finals at the 13th South Asian Games here on Tuesday. India beat hosts Nepal 3-0 in the men s final, while their women s counterparts defeated Sri Lanka by an identical 3-0 margin to win a gold each. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were awarded a bronze medal each in the men s event. Among women, Nepal and Maldives got a bronze medal each. Santoo Shrestha gave some torrid moments to Anthony Amalraj before the Indian rallied to win 12-10, 14-16, 11-5, 11-8 to put his team in the lead. Soumyajit Ghosh then accounted for Shiva Sunder Gothe 11-3, 11-2, 12-10 and Harmeet Desai finished it off in style with a 11-4, 11-4, 11-8 win over Purushottam Borjacahrya. In the women s final, Sutirtha Mukehrjee beat Sri Lanka s Ishara Madhurangi 11-9, 11-7, 11-3 which Krittiwika Sinha Roy consolidated with a 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 win over Erandi Waruswithana before Sreeja Akuka accounted for ...

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