Indian paddler Ronbaggedit Bhanja bagged a silver in the Under-21 men’s singles, while Abhishek Yadav and Sarthak Gandhi claimed a bronze in the men’s doubles at the 2018 ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open at Lagos. Bhanja went down to Shaobo Wang of China 0-3 in the final.
In the first round, Ronit brushed aside Tobi Falana 3-0 but he had to toil in the quashed aside Tobi Falana 3-0 but he had to toil in the quarterfinals. The Indian downed Italy’s Antonio Amato 3-2 to book a place in the last four stage.
Riding on the momentum, Ronit towered over Mahmoud Helmy of Egypt for a comprehensive 3-0 win in the semis.
In the men’s doubles open category, Yadav and Gandhi put up a valiant fight in the semifinals against the French pair of Alexandr Robinot and Joe Seyfried but lost 9-11, 11-13, 6-11 to settle for a bronze.
From online sources