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CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal assures India of two more medals in TT | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Star paddler Sharath Kamal continued his sensational run to succeed in the finals of each the lads’s and blended doubles occasions and guarantee India of no less than two more medals on the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
Sharath first paired up with G Sathiyan to beat the Australian pair of Nicholas Lum and Finn Luu 3-2 (11-9, 11-8, 9/11, 12-14, 11-7) in an exhilarating males’s doubles semifinal conflict.
The Indian duo will face England’s Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford in the gold medal match.

Sharath then mixed with the younger Sreeja Akula to enter the blended doubles remaining with a scorching 3-2 win over the Australian duo of Nicholas Lum and Minhyung Jee.
The Indian pair eked out a 11-9 11-8 9/11 12-14 11-7 win and can battle for the gold towards Malaysians Karen Lyne and Choong Jayen.
In the ladies’s singles too, Sreeja put up an excellent present earlier than struggling a slim 3-4 defeat to Singapore’s Tianwei Feng.
Akula misplaced 6-11 11-8 11-6 9/11 8-11 11-8 10-12 to Feng in a pulsating semifinal.
Earlier, Sharath and Sathiyan progressed to the semifinals of the lads’s singles occasion.
While Sharath made brief work of Singapore participant Yong Izaac Quek 4-0 (11-6 11-7 11-4 11-7), Sathiyan was stretched in his 4-2 (11-5 11-7 11-5 8-11 10-12 11-9) win by England’s Sam Walker.
“It was a great match, all credit to Sam, he fought really hard. I really should have closed in that fifth set but I was a bit nervous,” Sathiyan stated.
“I have never beaten Sam, so this came into my mind and it was not so easy to play in a big match like this. I kept my cool in the end and I took the match to get my first (Commonwealth Games) semifinal so I’m really happy,” he added.
However, it was curtains for Sanil Shetty, who squandered a one-game result in go right down to dwelling favorite Liam Pitchford 1-4 (11-9 6-11 8-11 8-11 4-11).
In the ladies’s doubles, each Indian pairs — Sreeja Akul and Reeth Tennison, and Manika Batra and Diya Chitale — gained their spherical of 16 matches.
Akula and Tennnison defeated Chloe Anna Thomas Wu Zhang and Lara Whitton of Wales 11-7 11-4 11-3.
Batra and Chitale beat Mauritian pair Jalim Nandeshwaree and Oumehani Hosenally 11-5 11-5 11-3.