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Lusofonia Games: Shamini Kumaresen wins gold in table tennis event

Panaji: Shamini Kumaresen won gold medal for India in the individual table tennis event at Lusofonia Games beating her colleague Madhumita Patkar in six sets.     Kumaresan defeated Patkar by 5-11, 11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 11-7 and
PTI January 23, 2014 9:00 IST
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Panaji: Shamini Kumaresen won gold medal for India in the individual table tennis event at Lusofonia Games beating her colleague Madhumita Patkar in six sets.
     
Kumaresan defeated Patkar by 5-11, 11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 11-7 and 11-3.
     
While Madhumita bagged silver, Ankita Das the bronze.
     
In the men's quarter finals, national champion Soumyajeet defeated Diago Pinho of Portugal by 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4 and 11-8 on the way to semis.
     
Harmeet Desai defeated his challenger Jorge Costa of Portugal by 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 12-10 and 11-7 after conceding first set to Costa.
     
Andre Silva - the Lisbao Lusofonia games winner in men's singles - had to sweat it out to oust Anthony Amalraj of India in thrilling 7 sets.
     
He too reached the semis with 7-11, 9-11, 11-5, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9 and 11-7 even after trailing by first two sets.
     
In women's event, Patkar bagged silver by defeating first-seed Ankita Das (18) by 11-6, 12-14, 5-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6.