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Sharath advances to second round of Olympic TT

Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal moved to the second round of the men's singles table tennis event at the Beijing Olympics, defeating Spaniard Alfredo Carneros 4-2.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2008 11:50 IST

Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal moved to the second round of the men's singles table tennis event at the Beijing Olympics, defeating Spaniard Alfredo Carneros 4-2 in Beijing on Tuesday.

Sharath was stretched to the fullest by Carneros with whom the Indian has been playing together at Spain's San Sabastian Club for the last two years.

Sharath started his campaign on a shoddy note, losing the opening game, but came back strongly to down the Spaniard 6-11 12-10 11-8 9-11 11-6 11-7 at the Peking University Gymnasium here.

In all probability, the Melbourne Commonwealth Games gold medallist will now take on Australian Weixing Chen, who has beaten the Indian before. However, if Sharath manages to win against Chen, then he would be pitted against world number one Hao Wang of China.