Chandigarh: July 04: The Western Air Command (WAC) lifted the team championship trophy in the Air Force Table Tennis Championship 2008, which concluded at the Chandigarh Air Force Station. The silver trophy went to the Air HQ team while the bronze went to the Maintenance Team. Air Commodore SRK Nair, AOC 12 Wing Air Force, gave away the trophies at the concluding ceremony held here today. In the final match played during the closing ceremony today, Cpl V Dixit beat Cpl SK Ghosh by 4-3 in a nail biting finish to clinch the gold medal in the individual category. In the open doubles, LAC P Kumar and LAC M S Digari bagged the gold medal defeating Cpl G Dixit and Cpl V Dixit in the final held earlier. The Championship was held in three categories namely team championship, open singles and doubles singles.
A total of eight teams namely Air Headquarters, Western Air Command, South Western Air Command, Eastern Air Command, Central Air Command, Southern Air Command, Maintenance Command and Training Command participated in this Championship. The aim of the Championship was to select the Air Force table tennis team, which would be representing the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the forthcoming inter institutional zonal and senior national table tennis championships.