India’s Aditya Mehta wins snooker gold in World Games

New Delhi: India`s numero uno snooker player, Aditya Mehta made the whole country proud as he clinched the gold medal in the World Games after comfortably beating China`s Liang Wenbo in the final of the quadrennial event at Cali, Columbia.

Mehta proved his class once again as the celebrated Mumbai cueist stamped his dominance with a 3-0 win over the pre-tournament favourite.

Mehta had earlier defeated Thailand`s Dechawat Poomjaeng 3-1 in the semifinal as he maintained his stupendous form through the tournament.

Poomjaeng, who had defeated another Indian and eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani 3-1 in the quarterfinals, won the bronze medal after securing a hard-fought 3-2 win over Brazil`s Igor Figueiredo in his third-place play-off match.

Mehta staved off a strong and gutsy challenge from Wenbo before beating him in straight frames.

PTI

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