India’s men and women overcame England in thrilling finals to repeat their last year’s team championship double-gold medal feat at Commonwealth Games by lifting the glittering trophies on the third day of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship.
While the women defeated England 3-0 in a one-sided affair to win a historic first gold for India in the tournament’s 48-year history, A. Sharath Kamal’s boys made a stunning comeback to upset England 3-2 and retained their team title.
As soon as Indian men and women won their final clash in this coveted championships, congratulatory wishes poured in for the Indian paddlers.
Netizens took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian Paddlers.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the Indian Men’s & Women’s Table Tennis Teams for bagging gold in Team event of 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship 2019.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has also congratulated Indian paddlers for their achievements.
Congratulations to Indian women’s #TableTennis team comprising @manikabatra_TT #ArchanaKamath, #MadhurikaPatkar, #SuthirthaMukherjee, #AykikaMukherjee on winning the Commonwealth C’ships in Cuttack for 1st time. I couldn't attend the Finals due to the Parliament Budget Session. pic.twitter.com/NiOjceqpdq
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 19, 2019
Hearty congratulations to the Indian men’s #TableTennis team of @sharathkamal1, @sathiyantt , @manavthakkar16 , #AnthonyAmalraj & #HarmeetDesai for winning the Commonwealth C’ships in Cuttack beating England 3-2.
Both Men & Women team displayed amazing performances! pic.twitter.com/jDRJAk0kW9
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 20, 2019
Including hockey legend Padmashree Dilip Tirkey, many other sports personality Congratulated Indian players for their win in this tournament.
— Mouma Das OLY (@MoumaDasTT) July 19, 2019