A Sharath Kamal and Madhurika Patkar walked away with the last two gold medals on offer on the concluding day but the Services Sports Control Board reigned supreme with 70 golds as the 34th National Games came to an end here.
Indian table tennis ace Achanta
Sharath Kamal remained on course for his first National Games
title as he sailed into the quarterfinals on a day that saw
smooth sailing for the top players here on Thursday.
Unseeded Nandita Das of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) shocked four-time champion and top-seed Mouma Das 4-3 to storm into the semi-final of Keventer 72nd Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships.
Indian paddlers` training trip to
China ahead of the Delhi Commonwealth Games got off to a
disappointing start as star player Achanta Sharath Kamal lost
in the very first round of the Harmony China Open in Suzhou
After defending the national title, Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal is now aiming to break into top-50 in world ranking by the end of this year, during which he will also carry a million hopes in 2010 Commonwealth Games.