Panaji: An excellent performance by Gordon D'costa and Abhijeet Kulkarni and Pradeep Vijaykar's experience helped Sports Journalists' Association of Mumbai (SJAM) win the A.C. Bali table tennis team championship at the 34th national convention of the Sports Journalists' Federation of India here on Saturday.
SJAM also bagged the ESPN-STAR Penalty Kicks title.
The results: Table tennis: Team championship: Final: SJAM bt SWAB 2-1 (Gordon D'costa lost to R. Kaushik 5-11, 6-11; Pradeep Vijayakar bt Mallikacharan 11-9, 11-7; Gordon D'costa & Abhijeet Kulkarni bt R. Kaushik & Mallikacharan 11-6, 11-5).
Open: Men's doubles final: Abhijeet Kulkarni & Gordon D'costa (SJAM) bt Rakesh Rao & Suresh Kaushik (DSJA) 11-6, 11-7.
Singles: Semifinals: Abhishek Kulkarni (SJAM) bt Gordon D'costa (SJAM) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9, 11-6; R. Kaushik (SWAB) bt Pradeep Vijayakar (SJAM) 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9.
ESPN-STAR sports Penalty Kicks championship: Final: SJAM bt SWAB 4-1; Third place: DSJA bt CSJC 7-6; Semifinals: SWAB by Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club 4-1; SJAM bt DSJA 5-2 .