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Achanta Sharath Kamal to be honoured with prestigious Khel Ratna award
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Achanta Sharath Kamal to be honoured with prestigious Khel Ratna award

The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organised function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 30 November, 2022

National Games: TT competition advanced for participation of stars including Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Manika Batra
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National Games: TT competition advanced for participation of stars including Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Manika Batra

The schedule had to be advanced as the World Table Tennis Championship begins in Chengdu, China, on 30 September.

World Table Tennis Championships: Sathiyan, Batra to lead India's charge as Sharath Kamal opts out
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World Table Tennis Championships: Sathiyan, Batra to lead India's charge as Sharath Kamal opts out

The 40-year-old Sharath, who had won the men's singles, mixed doubles and team title at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games recently, opted out due to personal reasons.

'Vintage' Achanta Sharath Kamal targets Olympic glory in Paris before calling it a day in table tennis
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'Vintage' Achanta Sharath Kamal targets Olympic glory in Paris before calling it a day in table tennis

At 40, Sharath returned from Birmingham as the most-decorated Indian athlete at the Games, with four medals.

Amazing Achanta Sharath Kamal turns back the clock, wins four medals in fifth CWG appearance
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Amazing Achanta Sharath Kamal turns back the clock, wins four medals in fifth CWG appearance

Achanta Sharath Kamal came to the 2022 edition with nine medals placed proudly in the cabinet back home. Now he takes back four more to make it 13, of which more than half – seven - are gold.

'Kamal ka Kamaal': Twitter celebrates as Achanta Sharath Kamal bags singles gold in table tennis
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'Kamal ka Kamaal': Twitter celebrates as Achanta Sharath Kamal bags singles gold in table tennis

Achanta Sharath Kamal won his seventh Commonwealth Games gold medal overall and third at this edition.

Achanta Sharath Kamal thumps England's Liam Pitchford to clinch CWG 2022 gold medal in men's singles
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Achanta Sharath Kamal thumps England's Liam Pitchford to clinch CWG 2022 gold medal in men's singles

After going down in the first game, Sharath outsmarted the 29-year-old nimble-footed Briton 11-13 11-7 11-2 11-6 11-8 to finish on top of podium after a gap of 16 years.

Commonwealth Games: Achanta Sharath Kamal-Sreeja Akula pair wins mixed doubles gold medal in table tennis
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Commonwealth Games: Achanta Sharath Kamal-Sreeja Akula pair wins mixed doubles gold medal in table tennis

Barring a blip in the second game, Sharath and Akula pair were in complete control of the tie, comfortably beating Javen Choong and Karen Lyne of Malaysia 11-4, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6 in the gold medal contest.

Commonwealth Games: Sharath Kamal-G Sathiyan clinch silver medal in men's doubles TT final
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Commonwealth Games: Sharath Kamal-G Sathiyan clinch silver medal in men's doubles TT final

s Achanta Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan settle for silver as Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford successfully defend their men's doubles title with a back-to-back gold medal. It's consecutive silver for Indian duo as well.

Commonwealth Games: Sharath Kamal assures India of two more medals in TT, Manika Batra to return empty-handed
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Commonwealth Games: Sharath Kamal assures India of two more medals in TT, Manika Batra to return empty-handed

Achanta Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan defeated the Australian duo of Nicholas Lum and Finn Luu in the semifinal 8-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-1, 11-8 to reach the final of the men's doubles at Commonwealth Games.

Commomwealth Games: Triple delight for Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra out of singles
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Commomwealth Games: Triple delight for Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra out of singles

Sharath Kamal reached the semi-final in singles, mixed doubles and men's doubles in the 2022 commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: India men's Table Tennis team dominate Bangladesh, reach semi-finals
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Commonwealth Games: India men's Table Tennis team dominate Bangladesh, reach semi-finals

India were completely dominant as Bangladesh could never cross the eight-point mark throughout the match. All the three matches were completed within a span of 50 minutes.

Sharath Kamal-led Indian TT team to train in Portugal ahead of CWG 2022
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Sharath Kamal-led Indian TT team to train in Portugal ahead of CWG 2022

The Sports Ministry has sanctioned the tour at the cost of the government, subject to clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs.

WTT Contender Doha 2022: Sathiyan-Manika pair clinch silver; Sharath Kamal earns bronze medal
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WTT Contender Doha 2022: Sathiyan-Manika pair clinch silver; Sharath Kamal earns bronze medal

Sharath Kamal failed to up the ante from an advantageous position in the sixth game and went down fighting 3-4 (5-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 9-11 in the semi-finals of the men's singles against Yuan Licen of China.

Asian Table Tennis Championships: India assured of maiden medal after triumph over Iran
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Asian Table Tennis Championships: India assured of maiden medal after triumph over Iran

The Indians will take on the winners of the South Korea versus Hong Kong match on Friday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal interview — ‘My fight against Ma Long will make every Indian kid believe they can also do it’
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal interview — ‘My fight against Ma Long will make every Indian kid believe they can also do it’

After a satisfying campaign, Sharath Kamal spoke to Firstpost about that match against Ma Long which won a lot of hearts as well as India's table tennis campaign in Tokyo, where he stands right now in his career and way forward for the sport in India.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey team, Lovlina Borgohain clinch wins; Manu Bhaker-Saurabh Chaudhary disappoint
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey team, Lovlina Borgohain clinch wins; Manu Bhaker-Saurabh Chaudhary disappoint

At the Asaka shooting range, the Indians largely misfired and with that the hopes of medals in the 10m air pistol and 10m air rifle mixed team events went up in smoke.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian paddler Sharath Kamal defeated by reigning champion Ma Long
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian paddler Sharath Kamal defeated by reigning champion Ma Long

Sharath fought tooth and nail to take the second game from Long but eventually lost 7-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11, 4-11 in 46 minutes.