Gold Coast 2018: Nigeria reaches Table Tennis team final

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Gold Coast 2018: Nigeria reaches Table Tennis team final

India clinched a historic gold in men's table tennis, thrashing Nigeria 3-0 in the final of the event at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Monday.

The women shooters also did India proud as Mehuli and Apurvi bagged silver and bronze respectively in the women's 10m Air Rifle event. Later, I got through Jesus and Mary College, but I hardly ever attended college. This is where0Achanta picked the pace and Three back to back win - 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 - gave India a crucial lead over Nigeria.

Achanta would storm back by winning the next two games 11-5, 11-4, before edging his opponent 11-9 in the fourth to complete the victory. "I made a decision to recuperate and play the singles", Quadri said. Hailing from a sporting family (her older siblings, Anchal and Sahil, both played table tennis), Manika moved schools, turned down a lucrative sponsorship from Sweden, and dropped out of Jesus and Mary College to concentrate on table tennis. It will take time to sink in. On the final day of weightlifting competition, Pardeep came agonisingly close to a gold but eventually settled for a silver after a close contest with Samoa's Sanele Mao.

This was not to be for the 23-year-old as Mao lifted 360kg (154kg snatch and 206kg clean and jerk), which was more than enough for the Samoan to claim Gold. The Indian topped the list ahead of Jamaica's Rusheen McDonald.

The Indian side also benefited from the absence of world no. 26 Aruna Quadri, Nigeria's highest-ranked player.

Commonwealth Games Head of Security Danny Baade told news.com.au approximately 390 workers quit. They had on Saturday settled for a disappointing 2-2 draw with a sloppy Pakistan, the equalising goal from the rivals coming in the final seven seconds of the match.

The duo both finished outside the automatic qualifiers in their heat that included Olympic champion over 800m Caster Semenya but qualified as fastest losers. There were disappointments too.

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