On a day when India got a bagful of medals, Sharath Kamal and company kept the country's hopes alive in table tennis as the men's and women's team paddlers won their respective preliminary round matches in the 17th Asian Games, here on Saturday.
The penultimate day of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will have Indian fighting for more medals in athletics, boxing, diving, table tennis and squash; and some important outings in badminton and hockey.
Women`s pugilists L Sarita Devi and Pinki Jangra assured a silver and bronze while Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj reached the final of men`s doubles table tennis event to consolidate India`s fifth position on the ninth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Friday.
Rising Indian table tennis player Manika Batra fought her way into the women`s singles quarterfinals while top paddler Sharath Kamal entered the quarterfinals of men`s doubles and mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.
Indian men`s table tennis team failed to secure a medal for the first time at the Commonwealth Games after being stunned 1-3 by Nigeria in the bronze medal play-off at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here on Monday.
The sizeable Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games Village has taken a liking to the residential facility in the East End area of the city -- the exception being having to put up with common bathrooms.
Top paddlers of the country, including Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, K. Shamini, Mouma Das, Neha Agrawal will be seen in action here in the 75th Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championship at the Pataliputra Sports Complex here from Tuesday.
Top men shuttlers Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, Anthony Amalraj and Harmeet Desai will miss the North Zone National Ranking Table Tennis Championships starting here on friday, owing to participation in various leagues abroad.