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ITTF Hungarian Open 2020: Manika sizzles; Sharath Kamal enters men’s and mixed doubles quarters

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Indian star paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra on Thursday displayed exemplary performances at the ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open. The former Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Sharath Kamal, showed tremendous grit and resolve as he partnered Manika to a marathon 11-8, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 victory over home hope Adam Szudi and Szandra Pergel. Later, Sharath Kamal paired up with...

Table Tennis: ITTF president wants India to host World Championships

Thomas Weikart
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Thomas Weikert is eager for India to host the World Championships, adding that it is the right time for the nation to host the mega event. The Table Tennis Federation of India is likely to submit a bid for hosting the 2024 World Championships (team) by the end of the...

Manav Thakkar bags U-21 Men’s Singles ITTF Challenge title

Manav Thakkar
At just 19 years of age, Manav Thakkar has created history as he became the first Indian paddler since 2017 to bag the U-21 men's singles title at the ITTF Challenge Plus Benemax-Virgo North American Open that recently concluded in Markham, Canada. Thakkar put up an impressive performance and rallied past Argentina's Martin Bentancor 11-3, 11-5, 11-6,...

Table Tennis: Sharath-Sathiyan win silver at Hungarian Open

Sathiyan-Sharath (Image - Twitter: Sathiyan)
The Indian table tennis pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran clinched a silver medal in the men’s doubles event at the ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open on Saturday, after losing 1-3 in the finals to Benedikt Duda and Patrick Franziska of Germany. The Indians entered the summit clash after stunning top seeds Kwan Kit Ho and Chun...

LIVE Sports Updates: India at Women’s T20 World Cup, FIH Pro League, Asian Wrestling Championships

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It’s an action-packed day of sports for India. Stay tuned for all LIVE updates.

Unfair to say we lost because of the absence of foreign coach — Sathiyan

Sathiyan
Saturday turned out to be a disappointing day for Indian table tennis fraternity. With both the men's and women's team getting knocked out at the 2020 ITTF World Team Qualification tournament in Gondomar, Portugal, it ended the hopes of India qualifying for Tokyo Olympics table tennis team events. Despite nine quotas being available, the...

At 67, Yogesh Desai is defying age as World No. 7 table tennis player

Yogesh Desai
Yogesh Desai stands as an embodiment of passion and grit, who has managed to subvert the ravages of time with considerable ease. The table tennis star has been active on the professional circuit since he was nine, and even at 67 (he turns 68 next month), there is no desire of stopping anytime soon.

Tokyo 2020 World Team Qualification: Sharath Kamal shines, India one win away

Achanta Sharath Kamal and the country's top-ranked paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran shone on late Wednesday night at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 World Team Qualification tournament as the Indian men's table tennis team beat Luxembourg and progressed to the pre-quarterfinals in Gondomor, Portugal. Pitted against the lowly ranked Luxembourg team, India, seeded fifth, were favourites to...

Tokyo 2020 World Team Qualification: India’s chances, draw, schedule, live streaming and more

Table Tennis
On Tuesday, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced the draws for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 World Team Qualification tournament for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the Indian men's team have it relatively easier than the women's team. While the men, who are seeded fifth, have been drawn to take on lowly ranked Luxembourg in the...

Road to Tokyo 2020: How Indian table tennis stars can qualify for Olympics

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Table tennis has long been a sport with middling performances by Indians. We have won quite a few medals at the Commonwealth Games but had never really even been in the hunt at the much more competitive Asian Games. We have had representation at each of the eight Olympic Games featuring Table Tennis (the sport has been...