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newstabletennisa month ago

Ultimate Table Tennis postponed for an indefinite period due to pandemic

Ultimate Table Tennis, which was set to enter its fourth season this year, has been postponed indefinitely owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. With most of the sporting events stalled around the globe and the Tokyo Olympics pushed back by a year, the decision was inevitable.
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featuretabletennis5 months ago

Pathbreakers | Sharath Kamal: Man who scripted India’s paradigm shift in Table Tennis

When it comes to changing the landscape of Indian Table Tennis, no one takes more credit than veteran Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal. Having scripted a historic Gold in the Men’s individual event at the 2006 CWG, he followed it up with other rare feats to put India on the global stage.
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newstabletennis10 months ago

Positive playing environment in Pune has helped my game, reveals Manika Batra

India's star female table tennis player Manika Batra feels that moving her training base has helped her make significant strides in her game because of the positive playing environment in Pune. Manika has jumped 18 places in the last two months in the ITTF rankings to be placed at No.61.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Believe good times are just round the corner, says Manika Batra

Indian paddler Manika Batra ended the 2018 season with many medals and awards in her bag but a reality check struck her as she dropped out of the top-50 rankings in 2019 after a string of inconsistent performances. Keeping Olympics qualification in mind, Manika is eyeing a return to the top-50.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Asian Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan becomes second Indian man to enter singles quarters

The Chennai paddler Gnanasekaran Sathiyan notched up an 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 win against An-ji Song of North Korea in the pre-quarterfinal match at the Asian Table Tennis Championships. Among the women players, only Ayhika entered the pre-quarterfinals before losing to Ding Ning of China.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Asian Table Tennis Championships: India storm through Day 1 of preliminary round

The Indian men’s and women’s contingents registered dominating wins on Day 1 in the first preliminary round of the Asian Table Tennis Championships being held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The men were grouped alongside Kuwait and Sri Lanka, the women were pooled with Lebanon and dark horses Jordan.
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newstabletennisa year ago

We can expect an Olympic medal for sure, asserts G Sathiyan

Leading Indian paddlers G Sathiyan and Manika Batra are confident that an Olympic medal is on the horizon for India at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. The top-ranked Indian men's player added that India can provide tough competition for the likes of China, Singapore and South Korea.
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newstabletennisa year ago

UTT 2019 | Manav Thakkar inspires U Mumba to edge past Kolkata

Manav Thakkar starred for U Mumba in their comprehensive 9-6 victory over Mavericks Kolkata in the Ultimate Table Tennis third season in New Delhi on Thursday. The top performer of the day was Sutirtha Mukherjee who got the better of star paddler Manika Batra 2-1 to make it easier for her side.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Ultimate Table Tennis | Manika Batra suffers double loss as Mavericks Kolkata suffer defeat

One of India's brightest stars Manika Batra suffered a rare twin loss as Mavericks Kolkata slumped to a 4-11 defeat against Goa Challengers in New Delhi on Saturday. Batra suffered a 0-3 loss to Archana Kamath after which she lost her mixed doubles match alongside Bendedikt Duda. 
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newstabletennisa year ago

If we play our best and are lucky, we will win medal in Tokyo, says Manika Batra

Manika Batra has said that the Indian paddlers are capable of winning a medal in the Tokyo Olympics next year provided luck favours their hard work. However, Batra has also added that instead of burdening herself for next year, she targets a singles medal at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
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