PAD­DLE GLORY

India Today - - ASIAN GAMES -

Such was the supremacy of China, Ja­pan and South Korea that In­dia had never medalled in ta­ble ten­nis. That changed with the men’s squad, led by Sathiyan Gnanasekar­an, de­feat­ing world no. 4 Ja­pan in the quar­ter-fi­nals to clinch bronze in the team event. And later, veteran player Sharath

Ka­mal, 36, and ris­ing star Manika

Ba­tra, 23, paired up for mixed dou­bles to add an­other bronze to the col­lec­tion.

YANG HUAFENG/GETTY IMAGES LIL­LIAN SUWANRUMPH­A/ GETTY IMAGES

MANIKA BA­TRA & SHARATH KA­MAL VINESH PHOGAT

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