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Paddlers end campaign with five medals

india Updated: Oct 14, 2010 23:48 IST
Press Trust of India

Indian paddlers on Thursday assured the country of a total five medals from table tennis in the Commonwealth Games when reigning national champion Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das clinched a bronze, beating Australians Tan Z Vivian and Campbell- Innes Peri in women's doubles' third place play-off here.

Determined to make up for yesterday's semifinal loss, the Bengal paddlers started on an attacking note and bagged the first game 11-4 at the Yamuna Sports Complex.

The Australians tried to make a comeback in next game, but the experienced Indians survived some early challenges before getting the better of the opponents 11-7.

In the third game of the best-of-five contest, it was an easy journey for the Indian pair as they simply outplayed Vivian and Peri 11-1 to clinch the issue and claimed the bronze in that category.

"It certainly looked easy, but we had to fight hard in the match. I would say our hardwork paid off today. It is specially important because me and Mouma are childhood friends and we have been playing together since long," Poulomi said after the match.

"Its dream come true for us to win in front of the home crowd," she added.