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CWG: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran bags TT men's singles bronze Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
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CWG: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran bags TT men's singles bronze

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Aug 2022, 06:10 pm

Birmingham: Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins men's singles bronze medal after beating Paul Drinkhall of England 4-3 at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Sathiyan defeated Paul with a scoreline 11-9, 11-3, 11-5, 8-11, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9 in the bronze medal playoff.

Sathiyan was leading 3-0 before Paul staged a stunning turn-around by taking the next three games to take the match into decider. But the Sathiyan had the last laugh as he maintained composure to win the final game 11-9.

He entered the bronze medal match after losing to Liam Pitchford 4-1 (11-5, 4-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9) in the semi-final.

The 29-year-old Indian made his CWG debut in 2018. He was part of the men's table tennis team that won the gold medal.

The contingent defended their gold in the ongoing edition, and along with Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran also won the silver in men's doubles event at CWG for the second time.