Sri Lanka paddlers show promise at Asian Tourney
The Sri Lanka Women’s Team defeated Bangladesh and Jordan 3-0 and lost to Kazakhstan 0-3. In the playoff match for the 11th and 12th places Sri Lanka went down to Indonesia 0-3.
Earlier, the Sri Lanka Men’s Team beat Bangladesh 3-0 and lost to Thailand and Qatar. In the playoff match for the 17th and 18th places they lost to Indonesia 2-3.
At the previous Asian Tournament in 2019, The Sri Lanka Men’s Team placed 23rd and the Sri Lanka Women’s Team finished 15th.
(Women’s): Ishara Madurangi lost to Siti Aminah 2-3, Bimandi Bandara lost to Dwi Sugiarto 1-3, Muthumali Priyadharshani lost to Novida Vidharanan 1-3.
(Men’s): Senura Silva beat Benjamin Mulia 3-2, Chameera Ginige lost to Nikola Niman 0-3, Milinda Lakshitha beat Fikri Faqih 3-2, Senura Silva lost to Nikola Niman 0-3, Chameera Ginige lost to Benjamin Mulia 1-3.
The Sri Lanka Men’s Table Tennis Team (from left): Senura Silva, Milinda Lakshitha, Chameera Ginige (Captain), Imantha Udanjaya and Nimesh Ranchagoda