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2018 Youth Olympics: Paddler Archana Kamath sails into semi-finals


Indian paddler Archana Girish Kamath progressed into the semi-finals after overcoming Azerbaijan’s Nign Jing 4-3 in an intense quarterfinal battle in the women’s singles Table Tennis event at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday.

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Kamath beat Nign Jing 13-11, 8-11, 6-11, 11-3, 6-11, 12-10, 11-7 in a closely-contested battle in the quarters. She will next face Yingsha Sun of China in the next round.

It was a tough fight for the teenage paddler, who won the first game but soon herself 1-2 down at the end of the third game. Archana though was not the one to give up and fought hard to win the next before again dropping the next game.

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The 18-year-old battled hard to make it 3-3 before clinching victory with one more set win.

It was a great comeback from the Indian paddler, who bounced back from first being 1-2 to 2-3 down to levelling the game 3-3, before sealing the victory in the decider.

“It was a tough match and she fought till the very end. So I am very happy that I could win. But credit should also go to her because she played really well,” Archana was quoted as saying by news agency PTI following her victory.

Image Source: Deccan Herald

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