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CWG: Women's TT team, judokas Chongtham, Parikshit lose out on bronze

Glasgow: The Indian women's table tennis team, two judokas Jina Devi Chongtham and Parikshit Kumar — all narrowly missed out on a bronze medal at the CWG here yesterday.

Jina Devi Chongtham
Jina Devi Chongtham 

The women's TT team runners-up in Delhi four years ago, failed to win a medal this time after losing the bronze play-off to Australia yesterday.

Ziyu Zhang starred for Australia by winning her two singles, against Shamini Kumaresan (11-5, 2-11, 11-6, 11-9) and Madhurika Patkar respectively.

Zhang's come-from-behind win in the fourth rubber against Patkar helped Australia seal the tie 3-1. Patkar went down 9-11 11-5 11-8 8-11 9-11. Patkar and Kumaresan had lost the preceding doubles rubber against Jian Fang Lay and Miao Miao to trail 1-2 in the match.

Australian Jake Andrewartha (in blue) beats India's P Kumar in the +100kg judo bronze medal match
Australian Jake Andrewartha (in blue) beats India's P Kumar in the +100kg judo bronze medal match 

Meanwhile, India's female judoka Jina Devi Chongtham lost to Cameroon's Hortense Mballa atangana in the women's (78kg) judo bronze medal match.

Later, judoka Parikshit Kumar was beaten by Australia's Jake Andrewartha in the Men's +100kg judo bronze medal encounter.

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