Sarthak Gandhi strikes silver at Nigeria Table Tennis Open

first_imgIndia’s Sarthak Gandhi registered his best-ever performance as he grabbed runner-up position in the men’s singles event at the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos.The 23-year-old, ranked 356 in the world, challenged Egyptian Omar Assar for the men’s singles title in the summit showdown.However, Sarthak went on to suffer a 11-6, 13-11, 11-6, 11-8 defeat at the hands of his Egyptian opponent to settle for the silver medal.Before entering the finals, Gandhi trounced Qatar’s Li Ping, the former world champion, in six games 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 12-10.After this performance, Sarthak is now among five Indians who have played finals in either a world tour or a challenge series conducted by ITTF.last_img

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