vertical: The World Team Table Tennis Championship is being held in Chengdu, China. In this, the Indian women’s team beat Egypt 3-1 and progressed to the knock-out round. Srija Akula defeated Hana Koda 11-6, 11-4, 11-1 in the first match for the Indian team. In the 2nd match, experienced Manika Patra beat Dina 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 2-11, 11-8.
In the 3rd match, India’s Thea Chitale lost to Yuzra Helmi 11-5, 10-12, 11-9, 9-11, 4-11. In the 4th match, Ja Akula defeated Dina Meshref with the score of 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6. This is the 3rd win for the Indian Women’s team in this series. At the end of the league round, the Indian women’s team finished 2nd in their division and advanced to the knock-out round.
Earlier in the men’s team category, India beat Kazakhstan 3-2. Sathyan, Manav Thakkar and Harmeet Desai won for the Indian men’s team.