Nepal successfully concludes Table Tennis events of South Asian Games 2019
8 December 2019
The Table Tennis events of the 13th South Asian Games that began in Kathmandu, Nepal on 1 December 2019 ended on Friday with India making a clean sweep of all the 7 Gold medals on offer as expected. India, the current Commonwealth Champions was able to repeat the same outstanding achievement they had in July this year in Cuttack, India at the Commonwealth Championships. Sutirtha Mukerji and Anthony Amalraj won Gold medals for women’s and men’s singles event respectively. Indian players also won all the individual Silver medals.
Six out of the seven countries in South Asia, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participated in all the 7 events in Table Tennis. The hosts Nepal created history when their Men’s team won the Silver medal for the first time. In addition they collected 5 Bronze medals (Women’s team Bronze and 4 individual Bronze medals). Sri Lanka was also outstanding and won one team silver medal (Women’s Team) and 1 team bronze (Men’s Team) and 5 individual bronze medals. While Bangladesh managed 1 team Bronze medal (Men’s team) and 1 individual Bronze, Maldives also managed to win the Women’s Team Bronze medal, a first for the island nation in the Games.
The event held at the newly refurbished Table Tennis Hall in Lainchaur, Kathmandu received popular support among the table tennis lovers in Nepal.
“We are very happy to have successfully conducted the table tennis event with popular participation and with the support of many individuals and organizations including Asian Table Tennis Union” said Shankar Gautam, Secretary-General of All Nepal Table Tennis Association.