Nepal’s Nabita Shrestha competes in women’s singles table tennis event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday. | Photo Courtesy: NSC
JAKARTA, Aug 30: Nepal’s Nabita Shrestha has presented a mixed result in women’s singles of table tennis as she lost in the second round at the 18th Asian Games played at the JI Expo Hall on Thursday.
Shrestha defeated Macau’s Tam Sut Fei 4-3 in 11-8, 8-11, 3-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7 sets in the Round of 64 match, while she was comprehensively beaten by Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi Kem 4-0 in 11-5, 11-1, 11-6, 11-7 in the Round of 32.
Also, in the women’s singles match, Nepal’s Swechchha could not get past the Round of 64 defeated 4-0 in 11-9, 13-11, 11-6, 11-6 by Mongolia’s Doljinzuu Batbayar.
Also, in men’s singles, Mongolia’s Erdenebayar Chinbat saw off Nepal’s Amar Lal Malla 3-4 in 11-8, 9-11, 6-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-2, 11-5, while Santoo Shrestha was defeated 4-2 in 12-10, 11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 5-11, 11-8 by Macau’s Cheng Chi Cheong.
Nepal’s table tennis journey has ended after Thursday matches.
All three judokas have lost in the second day of judo at the Asian Games in Indonesia on Thursday.
At the JCC Hall, Nepal’s Manita Shrestha Pradhan lost in the women’s under 57 kg weight category against Vietnam’s Thi Bich Ngoc Nguyen, Phupu Lhamu Khatri was defeated in the women’s under 63 kg weight category at the hands of the host Indonesia’s Ardelia Yuli Fradivtha and Saudi Arabia’s Sulaiman Fahad A Hamad saw off Sanjit Dangol in men’s under 73 kg.
Three players will take part on Friday. Shreeram Makaju will compete in the men’s under 90 kg weight category, while Rabin Shrestha and Punam Shrestha will play in the men’s under 100 kg and women’s under 78 kg weight categories respectively.
Nepal has defeated Pakistan on straight sets of 2-0 in the men’s cad category on sepak takrow on Thursday. Nepal beat Pakistan 21-16, 21-8.
But, Nepal lost against Iran 2-0.
Gobinda Magar, Rabin Bhattarai, Rupesh Sunar and Sanjit Dhimal took part from the Nepali team.
Nepal lost to Sri Lanka in men’s volleyball 3-1. The game which was played to finalize the spot for the 13th to the 16th place, Sir Lanka beat Nepal in straight sets of 23-25, 25-16, 26-24, 25-21.
Now, Nepal will play against the winner of Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan for the 14th or 15th place on Friday.
Nepal’s Sarswati Chaudhary has finished in the 14th place of 1,500 meter race as she completed the distance with a timing of four minutes 34.26 seconds.