Indian men's and women's team on 6 March 2016 bagged the gold medals at the Second Division of the World Team Table Tennis Championship held in Kuala Lumpur.
Indian women’s team defeated Luxemburg 3-1 in the event final of the Second Division, while Indian men’s team emerged victorious over Brazil with a score of 3-2.
In the women's team final, Mouma Das gave a winning start to her team when she defeated Danielle Konsbruck 3-0. Then, Manika Batra led India 2-0 against Tessy Gonderinger, who managed to win the third game. However, Manika clinched the fourth game to win 3-1 and provide India with a 2-0 lead.
Thereafter, India’s K Shamini lost her singles to Sarah De Nutte in straight games but Manika defeated Danielle 3-0 in the reverse singles to secure a win for India.
About World Table Tennis Championships
• The World Table Tennis Championships have been held since 1926, biennially since 1957.
• Five individual events, which include men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's double and mixed doubles, are currently held in odd numbered years.
• The World Team Table Tennis Championships, which include men's team and women's team events, are held in even numbered years.
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Where: Kuala Lumpur
When: 6 March 2016