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Top 5 moments of Indian sports from February 2020

From the women cricketers doing well in Australia to the grapplers taking on the best wrestlers on home turf here is a rewind to some of the best sporting moments from February.

Expecting to be in top-10 by 2025 —Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

Indian Table Tennis star Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has never failed to impress. Not just his die hard but also his opponents have appreciated...
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Unfair to say we lost because of the absence of foreign coach — 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...
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At 67, Yogesh Desai is defying age as World No. 7 table tennis player

Yogesh Desai stands as an embodiment of passion and grit, who has managed to subvert the ravages of time with considerable ease....
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Sans foreign coach, Indian women’s table tennis team fall agonisingly short of maiden Olympic...

Star paddler Manika Batra and experienced pro Sutirtha Mukherjee fought hard for India but the women's team fell agonisingly short of qualifying...
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Road to Tokyo 2020: How Indian table tennis stars can qualify for Olympics

Table tennis has long been a sport with middling performances by Indians. We have won quite a few medals at the Commonwealth...
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Why were PV Sindhu, Mary Kom, Manika Batra tweeting the same #BharatKiLaxmi message?

It was a pleasant Saturday afternoon in Bangalore, one could say. There was a light breeze, a little chilly and yet, not...
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: How the absence of a top-level coach could hurt Indian table...

The Indian table tennis team have been left without a coach since last year’s Asian Games.
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2019 Asian Table Tennis Championships Watch: Manika Batra

While winning a medal at the Asian Championships maybe easier said than done, Manika does have the potential to be the ‘Banana Skin’ for the favourites of the tournament.
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Sathiyan Exclusive: The Indian paddler poised for glory in Asian Table Tennis Championship

The Asian Championship would be no different, with the Sathiyan spectacle promising to offer plenty to savour.

Ayhika Mukherjee’s historic win makes her the new golden girl of Indian table tennis

Too many hours have not lapsed since the 21-year-old Ayhika Mukherjee created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold medal...

The man who gave shape to many table tennis dreams

Every athlete had to go through immense transformations in their lives when they started pursuing a sport professionally. I was in the second standard...

Chetan Baboor: A versatile player on and off the arena

Growing up in a middle-class household in India, pursuing a sport professionally could be hectic. Apart from the stringent tournament schedules, practice and physical...

Targeting a Top 15 World Ranking by end of 2019: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

"So, Sathiyan. Has it sunk in yet?" "Right now all I know is that it's a great feeling." Till a few years back, did anyone of...

Coach crisis in Indian sports…in the year before Olympics

The fact that there has been a surge in achievements in the Indian sector of sports is easily apparent in the performances of the...

30 unforgettable moments from Indian Sports in 2018

2018 has been a memorable year for Indian sports. Not only because we have seen our athletes win several medals at the highest level,...

With unprecedented fitness levels, Manika Batra is here to stay

When viewed from a global perspective, the Indians make for the easiest opponents across all fields that require a display of physical strength. Up...

The next generation of paddlers are very promising: Manika Batra

We had a chance to catch up with India's rising sports sensation -- Manika Batra -- on the sidelines of an event organised by...

Getting to know Anannya Basak, the 18-year old who took down Manika Batra

After 18-year old Anannya Basak pulled off the upset of recent times by defeating Manika Batra in the first round of the National Ranking...

The glory of Indian Singles Tennis: Major top wins by Indians in Men’s singles

Back in the corridors  of time, in June, 2017, there came a deluge of ecstacy for Indian tennis. The winds of change had begun...
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