Sharath-Amalraj finish with silver

Sharath-Amalraj finish with silver

Sharath-Amalraj finish with silver

Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj won silver after losing to Singapore's Ning Gao and Hu Li in the final of the men's table tennis doubles.

Sharath and Amalraj squandered a game lead to lose 1-3 (11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11) against the Singaporan duo to setlle for the runners-up slot.

The Indian duo had earlier blanked Singapore's Yang Zi and Zhan Jian 11-7, 12-10, 11-3 in the semifinals.

In the singles too, Sharath had to face disappointment as he proved to be no match for Singapore’s Jian Zhan on Saturday. The Indian was blanked 4-0 in a one-sided men’s singles semifinal.

The top Indian paddler lost 11-6, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 to his 32-year-old opponent from Singapore at the Scotstown Campus. That the 32-year-old from Chennai, who had won a gold in the 2006 Melbourne Games, struggled to match up to Zhan’s play could be gauged from the fact that the match was over in just 27 minutes. The scoreline also reflects the one-sided nature of the match.

Karnataka’s Sakina Khatun did India proud by winning a bronze medal in the women’s lightweight (upto 61 kg) powerlifting event.

The Bangalore-born powerlifter finished behind Nigeria’s Esther Oyema (Gold) and England’s Natalie Blake (Silver) to settle at the third position.

The Indian lifted a total weight of 88.2 kilograms, while Esther lifted 136kgs and Natalie managed 100.2kgs.