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Girls lift historic Maiden Title by beating England- First Gold for India since 1971

Indian women paddlers won their maiden title in the Super Eights of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship.

The team was boosted by the stars like Manika Batra and Madhurika Patkar as the team comprehensively got the better of England in the finals. By this epic achievement, they have repeated their last year’s team championship double-gold medal feat.

Credits: Shethepeople

The women paddlers defeated England 3-0 in a tough contest to win a historic first gold for India in the tournament’s 48-year history.

They outclassed the defending champions who have been winning the trophy since 1997. England won the Cup for eight consecutive times, but Indian team conquered it this time and let’s take a moment to appreciate Indian women for their massive achievement.

“The Indian women’s #TableTennis team comprising
@manikabatra_TT, #ArchanaKamath,#MadhurikaPatkar, #SuthirthaMukherjee,#AykikaMukherjee have won Commonwealth C’ships in Cuttack for 1st time since its inception in 1971 after beating England.Manika & Archana are #TOPSAthlete. Kudos!,” SAIMedia tweeted.

G. Sathiyan and Archana Kamath won gold in mixed doubles from the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Cuttack.

Talking about Table Tennis Championships in the finals, India’s productive duo outsmarted Singapore’s Peng Yu En Koen and Goi Rui Xuan 3-0.

Following the win, India’s gold medal count stands at three, on the second last day. To mention that G. Sathiyan and Archana Kamath looked well and truly great as they were dominant right from the word go and they didn’t show any sign of weakness to the Singaporean pair.

As our athletes are fighting with grit and determination on the field, success is following them around like a shadow.

Earlier it was so tough for the athletes to win gold and now they are winning like a hot knife through butter.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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