Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal outplays Tiago Apolonia, wins 4-2 to move to Round 3, will face Chinese MA Long

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis LIVE – Sharath Kamal in Round 3, beat Tiago Apolonia– Sharath Kamal has defeated the Portuguese Tiago Apolonia in Round 2 of Men’s singles table tennis. After losing the 1st game 2-11, Sharath came back brilliantly to win back-to-back games 2 and 3 and take a 2-1 lead. However, Tiago gave him a tough fight and won Game 4 to tie it up. Games 5 and 6 belonged to Kamal as he outplayed Apolonia win 4-2 and move to Round 3. He won the match: 2-11, 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, and 11-9. He will now face Chinese MA Long in Round 3.

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal outplays Tiago Apolonia, wins 4-2 to move to Round 3, will face Chinese MA Long

Sharath Kamal in Round 3, beat Tiago Apolonia: India paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal on Monday progressed to Round 3 of the men’s singles event after defeating Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia here at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym — Table 1 in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Kamal defeated Tiago 4-2 in Round 2 of the men’s singles event on Monday. The entire match lasted for 48 minutes. Tiago was in top form in Game 1 and as a result, he won it 11-2, creating pressure on Sharath at the very start.

India’s Kamal staged a comeback in Game 2, winning it 11-8, and as a result, the match came on level terms at 1-1.

Kamal continued with his momentum and he quickly went on to take a 5-0 lead in Game 3. The 39-year-old did not let go of this opportunity and he quickly took a 2-1 lead in the match.

Portugal’s Tiago staged a comeback in Game 4, and as a result, the match was poised evenly at 2-2. However, Kamal held his own in the following two games, and as a result, he progressed to the next round.

Later in the day, Manika Batra will play her Round 3 match in the women’s singles event here in the Olympics

Match Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7

IND

ACHANTA Kamal
(Winner)
4 2 11 11 9 11 11

POR

APOLONIA Tiago
2 11 8 5 11 6 9
Duration: 0:49min 4min 7min 7min 9min 8min 9min

Sharath Kamal vs Tiago Apolonia Match stats

Player Statistics

IND

ACHANTA Kamal

POR

APOLONIA Tiago
M G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 M G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7
Points won 55 2 11 11 9 11 11 50 11 8 5 11 6 9
Biggest lead 7 6 7 2 5 2 9 9 2 1 2
Points won on own serve 30 2 7 4 3 7 7 27 6 6 1 4 4 6
Points lost on own serve 23 5 2 4 7 2 3 25 0 4 7 6 4 4
Most consecutive points won 5 1 5 5 2 4 2 8 8 3 3 4 3 2
Greatest deficit overcome 2 1 2 2 2

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis LIVE – Sharath Kamal vs Tiago Apolonia LIVE Updates:

@7:23 AM: End of Game 6: Sharath Kamal wins the match 4-2

@7:22 AM: Sharath leads 10-9

@7:21 AM: Score is tied 9-9

@7:19 AM: Sharath leads 9-8, Tiago takes a timeout

@7:18 AM: Score is tied 7-7

@7:16 AM: Score is tied 5-5

@7:14 AM: Sharath leads 4-3

@7:13 AM: Tiago leads 3-2

@7:12 AM: 6th game live: Tiago leads 2-1

@7:10 AM: End of 5th game: Sharath wins 11-6, takes a 3-2 lead

@7:09 AM: Sharath leads 10-5

@7:08 AM: Sharath leads 7-5

@7:06 AM: Sharath leads 6-4

@7:05 AM: Score is tied 4-4, Tiago takes 3 points in a row

@7:04 AM: Sharath leads 4-1

@7:03 AM: 5th game live: Sharath leads 2-1

@7:02 AM: End of 4th game: Tiago wins 11-9, ties the game at 2-2

@7:01 AM: Score is tied 9-9

@7:00 AM: Tiago leads 9-7

@6:59 AM: Sharath leads 7-6

@6:57 AM: Sharath leads 6-4

@6:55 AM: Sharath leads 4-2

@6:54 AM: 4th game live: Sharath leads 2-1

@6:53 AM: End of 3rd game- Sharath wins 11-5, takes a 2-1 lead

@6:52 AM: Sharath leads 10-5

@6:50 AM: Sharath leads 9-3

@6:49 AM: Sharath dominating, leads 7-1

@6:48 AM: Sharath leads 5-1

@6:47 AM: Sharath leads 4-0

@6:46 AM: 3rd game live: Sharath leads 2-0

@6:45 AM: End of 2nd game- Sharath wins 11-8, ties the match 1-1

@6:44 AM: Sharath leads 10-8

@6:43 AM: Sharath leads 9-6

@6:42 AM: Sharath leads 9-3

@6:41 AM: Sharath takes a 5-1 lead

@6:39 AM: 2nd game live: Sharath takes a 2-0 lead

@6:39 AM: End of 1st game –Tiago wins 1st set 11-2.

@6:37 AM: Tiago aggressive, leads 8-2

@6:35 AM: Tiago leads 5-2

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis LIVE – Sharath Kamal vs Tiago Apolonia LIVE Updates

@6:34 AM: Tiago leads 3-1

@6:31 AM: The 2-minutes warm-up has started

@6:30 AM: The players have arrived and are about to start the warm-up

@6:25 AM: Follow live as Sharath Kamal faces Tiago Apolonia in his 4th Olympics.

@6:22 AM: A delightful performance by the men’s singles Indian archers sees them through to the quarterfinals, they will face Korea after defeating Kazakhstan.

@6:15 AM: Earlier, Bhavani Devi made history as she defeated Tunisia’s Azizi in a dominating win to reach Round of 32.

Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis LIVE – Sharath Kamal vs Tiago Apolonia LIVE Updates

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Tokyo Olympics Table Tennis LIVE: India’s most experienced table tennis player Sharath Kamal vs Tiago Apolonia Live in Men’s Singles 2nd Round, follow live updates

Sharath Kamal vs Tiago Apolonia LIVE: Kamal holds a record nine national men’s championship titles and is the first paddler to win both Arjuna Award and Padma Shri. Sharath got a first-round bye and will be hoping to make it count against Tiago Apolonia, who defeated Olajide Omotayo of Nigeria.

Sharath Kamal has worked on his fitness in the lead up to the games and believes he is in top shape heading into Tokyo. Kamal said, “Fitness-wise, I am in the best possible shape. Also, this is by far the best preparation I have had ahead of the Games. Olympics is all about raising your game at that particular moment. Optimum utilisation of energy, analysing sleep patterns, biomechanical analytics have helped me understand my body better. The entire process has definitely aided in my preparations.“

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Match Details: Table tennis Men’s singles 2nd Round – Sharath Kamal vs Tiago Apolonia LIVE
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Date: 26-07-2021
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 1
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