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CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal assures India of two more medals in TT, Manika to return empty-handed from Birmingham | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Star paddler Sharath Kamal continued his sensational run to attain the finals of each the boys’s and blended doubles occasions and guarantee India of not 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, Sept. 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 ultimate 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 Sept. 11 12-14 11-7 win and can combat for the gold towards Malaysians Karen Lyne and Choong Jayen.
In the ladies’s singles too, Sreeja put up present earlier than struggling a slender 3-4 defeat to Singapore’s Tianwei Feng.
Akula misplaced 6-11 11-8 11-6 Sept. 11 8-11 11-8 10-12 to Feng in a pulsating semifinal.
However, it was a disappointing finish to Manika Batra’s marketing campaign on the showpiece after she and her girls’s doubles associate Diya Parag Chitale misplaced 1-3 towards Wales’ pairing of Charlotte Carey and Anna Hursey in the quarterfinals.
Manika had gained 4 medals, together with two golds, at Gold Coast however she could have to return empty handed from Birmingham after failing to attain the rostrum in a single occasion.
Earlier, Sharath and Sathiyan progressed to the semifinals of the boys’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 lead to go down to residence 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.