Paddlers bag Silver, Bronze at Lagos

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.

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