Indian Table Tennis team now one win away for Tokyo OlympicsJanuary 23, 2020
- Indian men’s and women’s table tennis teams are one win away from qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. At the ongoing World Olympic Qualifying tournaments in Portugal, the Indian teams posted contrasting wins to advance to the round of 16 on Wednesday.
- The women’s team staged an incredible comeback against higher-ranked Sweden to win 3-2 and seal a berth in the next round in which they face Romania.
ManikaBatra’s heroics to win both her matches and Kamath’s cool in the tense decider helped India move closer to qualifying for the Tokyo Games.
- Earlier on the men’s side, India did not face much of a challenge from Luxembourg and won their tie 3-0 to advance to the next round in which they face Slovenia who defeated Iran.