Doha: India made a positive start to their campaign at the final World Olympic Qualification table tennis championships with as many as three out of the nation's four paddlers registering wins in their tournament openers in Doha on Thursday.
In the men's section, both Anthony Amalraj and Achanta Sharath Kamal kept alive their London dreams, securing their places in the next round with consummate ease.
While national champion Amalraj defeated world number 49 Emmanuel Lebesson of France 4-1 (11-4 9-11 11-4 11-5 11-5) in his group 2 match, Sharath Kamal got the better of Slovakian Jan Zibrat 4-2 (6-11 11-6 11-6 5-11 11-4 11-6).
Amalraj will now run into Vladislav Sorbalo in his next match, while Sharath Kamal will be up against England's Andrew Baggaley, who won 4-2 against Kirill Gerassimenko of Kazakhstan....more
08:12 PM, May 10, 2012