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CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan Win Gold and Bronze in Men's Singles TT

India finished with two men on the podium of the men's singles event.

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CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan Win Gold and Bronze in Men's Singles TT
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Veteran Sharath Kamal extended his domination at the Commonwealth Games even as India finished on two positions on the podium of the men's singles badminton event.

40-year-old Kamal defeated England's Liam Pitchford 4-1 in the final to win the gold while G Sathiyan bagged his maiden Commonwealth Games singles medal as he won the bronze by beating another home-favourite, Paul Drinkhall 4-3.

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-born 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.


Joining Sharath on the men's singles podium was Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, who won the bronze medal after overcoming England's Paul Drinkhall 11-9, 11-3, 11-5, 9-11, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9 in a thrilling match.

The match started with Sathiyan winning the first three games easily. But Drinkhall ensured it was not a cake walk for the Indian paddler as he went on to win the next three games. The final game went right down the wire, but Sathiyan came back from 8-9 down to prevail over the local favourite in the end to win his first singles medal in the Commonwealth Games.

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