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India win all 10 golds in junior TT

India added six more gold on the concluding day to complete the sweep of all 10 gold medals on offer in the South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships at Mount Lavinia, near here, on Sunday

India win all 10 golds in junior TT
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In addition, they also claimed four silver medals for a total of 14 medals from this vital regional championships’ outing.

In junior boys final, to-seeded Manav Thakkar defeated Parth Virmani 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9 for the gold. The Delhi boy, who was seeded second, had to satisfy with the silver while the bronze medals went to Sri Lanka’s P.D. Umesh Tennakon and KDV Madhushan, who lost their semi-final matches to Manav and Parth, respectively.

In junior girls final, No. 1 seed Archana Girish Kamath accounted for No. 2 seeded Priyanka Pareek 119, 11-5, 11-7 to share the gold and silver medals. There was no difference in the script as hosts SHS Imasha De Siilva and K Hansani Puimila ended with singles bronze as losing semi-finalists. Though Archana lost her first game, she quickly settled the issue against Imasha with a 6-11, 11-2, 11-0, 11-4 triumph.

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