Surat Youth Wins TT Gold: ‘Winning CWG gold is like dream coming true’

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Written by Kamaal Saiyed | Surat |
Published: April 10, 2018 2:43:02 am


Harmeet Desai’s parents (extreme left) celebrate with his friends at their home in Surat on Monday. (Express photo by Hanif Malek)

As 24-year-old Harmeet Desai won a gold for India in the table tennis men’s doubles match with his partner G Sathiyan, defeating the Nigerian team in the Commonwealth Games on Monday, visitors swarmed his Surat home to congratulate his family.

“We saw match with crossed fingers. When Harmeet and his teammate won, we jumped from our seats, unable to control our excitement,” Harmeet’s father Rajubhai Desai told The Indian Express,

The Indian team beat Nigerian players Olajide Omotayo and Bode Abiodun by 3-0.

Harmeet, a commerce graduate, first represented the Airport Authority of India and now plays for ONGC….

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