CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal clinches TT singles gold

Sharath Kamal
Sharath Kamal in action against Liam Pitchford in the final. Photo: AFP/Andy Buchanan

Birmingham: Veteran Sharath Kamal extended his domination at the Commonwealth Games here by winning the gold medal in men's singles event, outplaying England's Liam Pitchford 4-1 in the final.

After going down in the first game, Sharath outsmarted the 29-year-old nimble-footed Briton 11-13, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 to finish on top of podium after a gap of 16 years.

The 40-year-old Sharath had earlier won gold in men's singles at the Melbourne Games in 2006 and also bagged a bronze at the 2010 showpiece in New Delhi.

The Tamil Nadu superstar paddler has a rich haul of four medals in this edition of the Games, having won the men's team and mixed team gold and a silver in the men's doubles event.

With Monday's sensational gold, Sharath has taken his overall medal tally to 13 at the CWG, since making his Games debut in 2006.

Bronze for Sathiyan

G Sathiyan bagged his maiden Commonwealth Games singles medal as he won bronze, beating home-favourite Paul Drinkhall 4-3.

Sathiyan avenged his men's doubles final loss against Drinkhall and triumphed 11-9, 11-3, 11-5, 8-11, 9-11, 10-12 and 11-9.

The bronze was Sathiyan's sixth overall medal at the Commonwealth Games since Gold Coast 2018 and back-to-back medals in as many days.

On Sunday, Sathiyan paired up with the Sharath to win the men's doubles silver.

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