Wednesday, December 7, 2022
News

World Team TT Finals: Indian men advance to round of 16 despite loss against France

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Chengdu (China) | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:12 AM IST
The Indian men's table tennis team advanced to the round of 16 despite losing 0-3 to France in their final Group 2 tie at the ITTF World Team Championships Finals 2022, here on Tuesday.

In the first match, youngster Manav Thakkar went down 0-3 to (6-11, 8-11, 8-11) to world No 30 Alexis Lebrun. In the second match, Commonwealth Games 2022 bronze-medallist Sathiyan Gnanasekaran suffered a shocking 0-3 (4-11, 2-11, 6-11) defeat to 16-year-old Felix Lebrun, the younger brother of Alexis.

Thereafter, National Games champion Harmeet Desai gave a tough fight to Jules Rolland but ultimately lost 2-3 (11-13,13-11,7-11, 11-8, 7-11) and conceded the tie.

However, the men's table tennis team had won their previous three matches, including a memorable win over second seeds Germany and ended up with seven points in four ties.

It placed India third in Group 2 and ensured that they advanced to the knockout stages as one of the best-placed third teams in the group stages.

The Indian women's team has also made it through to the round of 16.

--IANS

avn/inj

( 197 Words)

2022-10-04-19:46:02 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE SPORTS NEWS
FIFA WC: Ramos, Pepe fire as Portugal le...
World Cup aftermath: Bierhoff's departur...
2nd ODI: 'Not the first time we have los...
India turned down visas of Pak blind cri...
FIFA WC: Ramos hat-trick sends Portugal ...
PKL 9: Amit Hooda shines as Dabang Delhi...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Army's Eastern Command prepares for Vija...
Projects worth 40,000 cr to be launched ...
Hyderabad Police creates green channel f...
Individuals diagnosed with mental disord...
Telangana: KTR assures to extend Hyderab...
Calcutta HC tells Bengal govt to file re...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Kerala govt appoints Mallika Sarabh... 
Pedestrians choose healthy obstacle... 
Nearly USD 30 billion deals on card... 
The Mall Group: Promoting Thailand ... 
Raghunath Yemul invites the governm... 
Afghan-Persian Singer Idriz Sanie' ... 
Research: Tiny underwater sand dune... 
Polygon and Cryptoons are antidotes...