MX23RW : Sunday, July 25 06:32:47| >> :600:20244652:20244652:

Result: England come from behind to win table tennis gold at Commonwealth Games

England come from behind to beat India 3-2 in the final of the table tennis men's doubles at the Commonwealth Games, handing Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford gold medals.

England have come from behind to beat India 3-2 in the men's doubles table tennis final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The English pair of Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford sealed the gold medal at Oxenford Studios on the Gold Coast, having also beaten Indian opposition in the semi-finals on Friday.

While their last-four contest was wrapped up within three games, though, the final went the distance as the Indian duo of Sharath Achanta and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran provided sterner opposition than their compatriots.

Drinkhall and Pitchford had only dropped sets in one of their four games en route to the final, and they looked on course for another clean sweep when they won the opener 11-5.

However, the Indian pair fought back to win a tight second set 12-10 before moving into the lead with an 11-9 triumph in the third.

England suddenly found themselves one set away from defeat, but they recovered with an 11-6 victory in the fourth to set up a decider, which they went on to win 11-8 to clinch the gold medal.

The medal is Drinkhall's second gold and sixth overall at the Commonwealth Games, whereas Pitchford picks up his first Commonwealth gold after previously winning three silvers and three bronzes.

ID:323529: cacheID:323529:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2538:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Sports Mole logo
Read Next:
England select 11 players for Gold Coast 18

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States1236
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia1113
33  Great BritainGreat Britain0000
Today's Olympic highlights header

Sunday's key events

· Wave conditions permitting, surfing will make its Olympic debut (11pm-8.20am)

· Another debutant sport at this Olympics, most eyes will be on American Nyjah Huston in the men's street contest as he looks to add Olympic gold to his four world titles and 12 X-Games golds. (12.30am-5am)

· History beckons for Jade Jones as she looks to become a three-time Olympic champion - something never done before in the sport prior to these Games (2am-1.45pm)
· Team GB's Bradly Sinden - world champion two years ago - is also going for gold in the men's -68kg category (2am-1.45pm)

· Already-legendary gymnast Simone Biles makes her first appearance of the Games in the women's qualifying event (2am-2pm)

· The first swimming medals of the Games will be dished out, with home favourite Daiya Seto going for gold in the men's 400m individual medley (2.30am-4.20am)

· Lizzie Deignan is among the Team GB team looking for success in the women's road race (5am-9.30am)

· Reigning two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray starts his title defence against Canadian hotshot Felix Auger-Aliassime (7am approx.)

> Today's schedule in full
-(578:50) NO SAVED VALID SPORT!!!!:44:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!