Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, January 11
The finals of the Table Tennis Master’s Tournament were held on Sunday, in which veteran players from far-off places, including Shimla, New Delhi and Bengaluru participated.
Jalandhar TT coach Manish Bhardwaj, who participated in the tournament held in Ferozepur, on Monday, said: “A very interesting turn of events took place. For the first time in the history of Punjab table tennis, toss was done in the finals because of bad weather and fatigue of both finalists, including me and Heera Goswami. It was decided that whatever will be the result of the toss, the prize money would be shared equally.” Heera won the toss.
In the quarterfinals, Manish Bhardwaj had defeated Lovkesh Sharma from Ferozepur (3-1) and in the semi-finals, he defeated Munish Sharma from Ferozepur (3-2). Likewise, Heera Goswami defeated Manmeet from Ludhiana (3-1) in the quarterfinals and Harpreet from Bengaluru (3-1) in the semi-finals.
In team events also, Jalandhar team got a bronze medal. The members of Jalandhar team included Pankaj Sharma, Manish Bhardwaj, Ajay Thukral, Vijay Mohan, Hardip Flora. The manager and coach of Jalandhar team were Vikas Mahajan and Rajeev Sharda, respectively.
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