India’s young paddlers win four bronze

By | May 12, 2018

Bangkok, 11 May 2018: India’s young paddlers excelled in the SET Thailand Junior and Cadet Open, winning four bronze medals in the team events in Bangkok late on Thursday.

The Junior Boys, spearheaded by Manav Thakkar, Manush Shah, Jeet Chandra and Snehit S made the most of their first round bye to make it to the medal rounds of this Golden Series event, a part of the 2018 ITTF World Junior Circuit. They recorded a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Singapore A to enter the semis. But, up against a tough France-Iran pair, they went down 2-3 to miss out on a crack at a better-hued medal.

The Junior Girls too suffered a similar fate, getting a bye and scoring a victory before bowing out. Yashini Sivasankar, Archana Kamat and Selena Selvakumar whipped the Croatia-Finland pair 3-0 but ran into eventual champions China A in the semifinals. They lost 1-3 to settle for the bronze.

The Cadet Girls too faced the China A hurdle in the last four, capitulating 0-3 to be happy with the bronze medal. They, however, had the distinction of beating Korea Republic A 3-1 in the previous round. Munmun Kundu, Trisha Gogoi and Nithya Mani represented  the Indian team.

The Cadet Boys overcame Thailand A 3-1 but couldn’t get past Korea Republic A. The team led by H Jeho, Dev Shroff and Payas Jain lost 1-3.

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