Friday, November 12, 2010

Indian women paddlers blank Laos 3-0

Guangzhou:  India's women paddlers were off to brilliant start in the team competition of the Asian Games as they whitewashed Laos 3-0 in their opening group B tie at Guangzhou Gymnasium here on Saturday.

Kumaresan Shamini provided India a sound start by thrashing Thiphakone Southamavong 11-5 11-7 11-4 in just 12 minutes.

Madhurika S Patkar then made it 2-0 in India's favour with a 11-7 11-3 9-11 11-6 win over Sengdavieng Douangpanya in the rubber two.

Mouma Das needed just 11 minutes to clinch the tie in India's favour as she drubbed Sengdavy Phiathep 11-5 11-6 11-2 in match three.

India are now placed second in four-team group B behind Singapore, who beat Maldives with an identical 3-0 margin.

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