Commonwealth Games: Sharath Kamal storms into two finals
Star paddler Sharath Kamal continued his sensational run to reach the finals of both the men’s doubles and mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.
Sharath first paired up with G. Sathiyan to beat the Australian pair of Nicholas Lum and Finn Luu 3-2 (11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 12-14, 11-7) in a thrilling men’s doubles semi-final clash. The Indian duo will face England’s Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford in the gold medal match.
Sharath then combined with the young Sreeja Akula to enter the mixed doubles final with a sizzling 11-9 11-8 9-11 12-14 11-7 win over the Australian duo of Nicholas Lum and Minhyung Jee. They will face Malaysians Karen Lyne and Choong Jayen in the final.
In the women’s singles semi-finals, Sreeja suffered a narrow 6-11 11-8 11-6 9-11 8-11 11-8 10-12 defeat agaiunst Singapore’s Tianwei Feng.