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Desai steals spotlight from stars in India’s golden show

DNMUM439706 | 7/23/2019 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :631

Gujarat paddler stuns favourite Sathiyan to clinch singles gold; hosts bag 15 medals
Commonwealth TT

India were primed to dominate the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Cuttack, and they diligently did that, sweeping 15 medals including 7 gold to top the medals tally above England (5 medals). The hosts’ hold on the tournament can be gauged from the fact that on the last day of events on Monday, all the finalists were Indians.
While the results went according to script, perhaps the story of the tournament came in the form of Harmeet Desai, the soft-spoken Gujarati who stole the limelight over the star names of Indian table tennis in Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra and G Sathiyan.
Desai -- who turned 26 last Friday, the day he engineered the Indian men’s team’s golden finish -- capped off a positive week by stunning S
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