Lusofonia Games: Portugal beat SA in women`s table tennis

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 14:56

Panaji: The sporting action at the Lusofonia Games in Goa began Sunday with Portugal blanking South Africa 3-0 in the women`s table tennis competition at the Paddem ground, here.

Portugal`s Motha Joana defeated Tavares Ruth of Angola 3-0 in the first match to begin the campaign on a wining note. Joana`s teammate Andrade Raquel overcame some jittery moments before prevailing over Somalinha Maria 3-2 in the second game to put her country ahead 2-0.

Portugal`s Sampos Marta dished out an emphatic performance in the next game to beat Albino Isabel 4-1 and win the tie 3-0.

The Lusofonia Games, which was declared open yesterday, has 12 Portuguese speaking countries participating in it. The events would be held across six stadiums in Goa.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 14:56

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