At the table tennis competitions in Birmingham, India has won three gold, one silver, and one bronze medals thus far.

In the table tennis competition at the Commonwealth Games 2022, India was set to win yet another gold medal. In the Birmingham final, the combo of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula defeated Malaysian duo Javen Choong and Karen Lyne with a stunning 11-4, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6 victory. India won gold in the mixed doubles competition for the first time ever at a Games.

When India defeated Singapore in the men’s team event final, the 40-year-old already held a gold medal from these Games. But on Sunday, he took home the gold in mixed doubles, his first-ever medal in the major competition.

But it wasn’t the first medal he won on the day, as the veteran partnered G Sathiyan to win silver in the men’s doubles event. The duo lost in a thrilling final 3-2 (11-8, 8-11, 3-11, 11-7, 4-11) to England’s Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford.

A short while later, Sharath was back on the show court, competing in the men’s singles semifinal. He came up against Drinkhall, but the veteran had seemingly sized up his opponent in the doubles match, and was prepared to match the Englishman in his home conditions. He eventually won that match 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 to make it to the singles final for the first time since Melbourne 2006, when he won gold.

But it wasn’t the first medal he won on the day, as the veteran partnered G Sathiyan to win silver in the men’s doubles event. The duo lost in a thrilling final 3-2 (11-8, 8-11, 3-11, 11-7, 4-11) to England’s Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford.

A short while later, Sharath was back on the show court, competing in the men’s singles semifinal. He came up against Drinkhall, but the veteran had seemingly sized up his opponent in the doubles match, and was prepared to match the Englishman in his home conditions. He eventually won that match 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 to make it to the singles final for the first time since Melbourne 2006, when he won gold.

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