Indian men continue to impress in World TT C`ships

New Delhi: Indian men continued with their winning spree despite their spearhead Achanta Sharath Kamal losing a tie while the women suffered their third successive defeat in the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Moscow.

Indian men defeated Argentina 3-1 to register their third win on the trot while their women counterparts, after losing to Denmark and Malaysia earlier, today went down to group leader Turkey 1-3.

World number 70, Sharath lost 1-3 to Song Liu but soon recaptured his form to spank Pablo Tabachnik 3-0 in another the Group H tie.

Former national champion Subhajit Saha got the better of Tabachnik 3-1 and Soumyadeep Roy beat Gaston Alto 3-2 in the other matches.

The Indian men had beaten Bosnia-Herzegovina and Canada in their first two matches.

In the women`s section, the only cheer for the Indians was Madhurika Patkar comprehensively beating Fulya Ozler 3-0.

But two former national champions, Kumaresan Shamini and Mouma Das put up disappointing performances. Shamini lost to H Sirin 1-3 and then went down to H Melek 2-3. Mouma also lost to Melek 3-1 in a Group E tie.


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