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Teesside's Paul Drinkhall has been knocked out of the Table Tennis Men's Singles event at the Commonwealth Games.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, was beaten 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6 (4-1) by India's Saratha Kamal Achanta at the Quarter-Final stage.
But Drinkhall will be back in action in the Men's Doubles Bronze Medal Match.
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Teesside's Paul Drinkhall is now guaranteed a silver medal in the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles at the Commonwealth Games.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, and his wife Joanna Drinkhall beat Northallerton's Daniel Reed and Kelly Sibley 3-2 in a tense Semi-Final match in Glasgow.
The Drinkhall's won Game One 11-5, before Reed and Sibley levelled the match and then went 2-1 up in Game Three. But it was once again level at 2-2 in Game Four, before the Drinkhall's went on to clinch the final Game 11-8.
The result means Paul and Joanna Drinkhall face Liam Pitchford and Tin Tin Ho in an all-England Gold Medal Match. While Reed and Sibley will face Singapore in the Bronze match.
Paul Drinkhall has progressed to the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Men's Singles event at the Commonwealth Games.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, qualified after beating Ryan Jenkins of Wales 4-0 in the Third Round.
The Men's Singles Quarter-Finals get underway at 4pm.
Paul Drinkhall and Daniel Reed have both qualified for the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Men's Doubles.
Drinkhall, from Loftus, and Liam Pitchford beat Australia 3-1 in the Third Round. Whilst Reed, from Northallerton, and Sam Walker recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland.
The pair will be back in action later today. Drinkhall and Pitchford face Nigeria, Reed and Walker take on India. Both matches start at 4pm.
Teesside's Paul Drinkhall is through to the Third Round of the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, and his wife Joanna Drinkhall beat the Seychelles 3-1 in their Second Round match.