CWG 2022 Hima Das fails to make it to women 200m final table tennis defending champion Manika Batra loses

India’s star sprinter Hima Das failed to reach the women’s 200m final at the Commonwealth Games. 22-year-old Hima of Assam finished third in the second semi-final with a time of 23.42 seconds, but missed the final by 0.01 seconds. Christine Mboma of Namibia and Ella Connolly of Australia qualified from this heat. There were three semi-final heats in the women’s 200 m category, with the top two and next two fastest runners advancing to the final.

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On the subject of table tennis, India’s veteran table tennis player Achant Sharath Kamal put in a brilliant performance to reach the semi-finals of all three categories in the Commonwealth Games table tennis competition, while defending champion Manika Batra lost in the singles and mixed doubles events.

Nine-time national champion Sharat Kamal, who has won 10 Commonwealth Games medals so far, beat Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo 4-2 in the men’s singles quarter-finals. 40-year-old Sharat Kamal also reached the mixed and men’s doubles semi-finals.

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The mixed pair of Sreeja Akula and Sharat succeeded in crossing the hurdle of the quarter finals. He beat the local pair of Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-9 in a tight match to book their ticket to the semi-finals.

The pair had earlier staged a brilliant comeback after losing the first game in the pre-quarterfinals to defeat Malaysia’s Leon Chi Feng and Ho Ying 5-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-5.

In men’s doubles, the pair of Sathian and Sharat also managed to reach the final eight. The Indian pair easily defeated Bangladesh’s pair of Bavam Ramimalian and Ridoy Mohutsin Ahmed 11-6, 11-1, 11-4. England’s pair of Tom Jarvis and Sam Walker will play against them in the quarter-finals.

At the same time, Manika was defeated by Jian Jeng of Singapore in straight games 12-10, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 in the quarter finals of women’s singles. Earlier, he made it to the last eight by defeating Ji Minhyung of Australia 11-4 11-8 11-6 12-10.

The mixed doubles pair of Manika and G Sathian lost in the quarterfinals here on Friday. The medal contenders Indian pair lost to Malaysia’s Javan Chong and Karen Lin 10-12, 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 7-11.

While Manika Jahan failed to cope with the pressure of expectations, 24-year-old young player Sreeja Akula made it to the final four in women’s singles, mixed doubles and women’s doubles. Akula came back from two deficits to win 9-11, 11-4, 6-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8 in a challenging match against Canada’s Mo Zhang in the quarterfinals. Enter key.

In her opening match of the day, Akula was given a tough fight by Wales’ Charlotte Kyrie, but the Indian won this tough match 8-11, 11-7, 12-14, 9-11, 11-4, 15-13, 12- 10 sec win rate key. The Indian duo of Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty booked their place in the last eight by defeating Australia’s Chambers Dillon and Yan Shin 11-3, 9-11, 9-11, 7-11. In the quarter-finals, they will face Singapore’s Clarence Cheu and Shao Feng Ethan Poho.

In the women’s doubles, the Indian duo of Akula and Reeth Tennyson defeated Scotland’s Lucy Elliott and Plaistow Rebecca 11-4, 11-5, 11-2 in the last 32 match.

Meanwhile, Reith crashed out in the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s singles event, losing to Singapore’s Feng Tianwei 11-2, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4.


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