Maldives secures four medals at South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship

The Maldives has secured four medals at the South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship held in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

The nation celebrated a silver medal in the under-19 mixed doubles category, thanks to the commendable efforts of Fathimath Dheema Ali and Akhyar Ahmed Khalid. Despite a strong performance against the Indian pair Bejaji and Prita, they were defeated in straight sets, with scores of 9-11, 12-14, and 8-11.

In addition to the silver, the Maldives earned three bronze medals. Dheema, alongside Mishka Mohamed, clinched bronze in the under-19 women’s doubles. Umair Mohamed Muizzu and Akhyar Ahmed Khalid secured another bronze in the under-19 men’s doubles. Aishath Alsa Nafiz and Aishath Malka Thaanis won the third bronze in the under-15 women’s doubles.

The tournament concluded with a ceremony officiated by First Lady Saijida Mohamed, marking a significant and proud moment for Maldivian table tennis on the international stage.