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newstabletennis4 months ago

Breakfast invitation from Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod in Beijing was very inspiring, reveals Sharath Kamal

India’s top-ranked paddler Sharath Kamal recalled how he was inspired after Olympic medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod invited the entire Table Tennis team for breakfast during the 2008 Beijing Games. The Chennai-based player is gearing up to qualify for his fourth Olympic appearance next year.
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featuretabletennis5 months ago

Why 'robots' can help sustainable development of Indian Table Tennis at grassroots levels

Indian Table Tennis players have been spotted playing against 'robot' at their domestic space to keep their shape during the lockdown and it has helped them a lot. Gnansekaran Sathiyan, during an exclusive chat with SportsCafe, stressed on how robots can be used effectively at junior levels.
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featuretabletennis7 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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featuretabletennisa year ago

India, a big threat to top countries in the world at 2020 Olympics, claims Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

World No. 30 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and India's top-ranked paddler has started his preparations in full swing for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, he feels that having a foreign coach will help India immensely ahead of International tournaments, which they are devoid of, as of now.
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newstabletennisa year 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

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 | Indian men’s team beats Hong Kong 3-0 to secure fifth position

India’s men’s team put up a dominating show against Hong Kong by defeating them 3-0 to earn a 5th placed finish at the 2019 Asian Table-tennis Championships on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday, India had already earned a quarter-final spot in Champions Division as the top-six finishers.
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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

Men’s doubles team have chance to win medal Asian Ch’ships, says Sharath Kamal

Veteran Indian paddler Sharath Kamal has been of the opinion that India’s mixed doubles team, which has him and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, could win a medal at the Asian Championships next month. Kamal also expressed his concern in the delay of a foreign coach that has hindered their preparations.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Kabaddi is definitely very popular and a big hit, confesses Sharath Kamal

Table tennis great Sharath Kamal was left impressed by the Pro Kabaddi League as he commended the progress the sport has made in the last five years. Kamal spoke about the similarities between kabaddi and table tennis as he revealed the emotions behind Chennai Lions' triumphant win.
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