Somdev wins Gold in Asiad Games

Somdev Devvarman, the ace Tennis player from North East India, has won Gold for India ( India’s Seventh Gold) in ongoing Asian Games Guangzhou city in China. He created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in the men’s singles tennis event of the Asian Games after outplaying top seed and world number 44 Denis Istomin 6-1 6-2 in the lop-sided summit clash.

With this win, Somdev won his second gold from the tennis competition, and seventh for India, having already captured yellow metal in the men’s doubles with Sanam Singh.

No Indian player had played in the gold-medal match in the men’s singles before Somdev, world number 106, and the country had three bronze medals to show so far at the Games.

The Indian broke the Uzbek twice in the opening set to take a comfortable 5-0 and served it out in the seventh game, having dropped his own in the sixth.

The second set was no different as Somdev again rode on double break after initial resistance from Istomin to seal the gold medal.

Somdev is now known name in North East India for his sporting achievements. We hope his achievements would inspire more youths from North East India to perform well.

News : Times Of India

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