Indian men and women won Gold at World Team Table Tennis Championship

Mar 9, 2016 09:05 IST

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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