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Tokyo Olympics 2020: TTFI promises to appoint head coach for four-year cycle after Massimo Costantini's departure
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: TTFI promises to appoint head coach for four-year cycle after Massimo Costantini's departure

Notwithstanding their disappointing performance in the Olympics team qualifiers, the Indian paddlers have done exceedingly well in the last 18 months to raise the profile of the sport in the country

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's preparations hit fresh roadblock as foreign table tennis coach Dejan Papic 'unfit' to join team
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's preparations hit fresh roadblock as foreign table tennis coach Dejan Papic 'unfit' to join team

Newly-appointed foreign table tennis coach Dejan Papic's stint with the Indian team has been delayed by at least the next two months due to a knee surgery he has undergone.

Manika Batra says she isn't worried about Tokyo Olympics 2020 yet, believes shifting base to Pune has helped her
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Manika Batra says she isn't worried about Tokyo Olympics 2020 yet, believes shifting base to Pune has helped her

While the countdown adds to the nerves for a lot of athletes aspiring for a podium finish in the sporting extravaganza, table tennis star Manika Batra isn't one to let the thought of the ticking clock seep into her head and add further pressure.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 255: PV Sindhu progresses to second round of Japan Open, Sourav Ganguly surprised over Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane's omission and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 255: PV Sindhu progresses to second round of Japan Open, Sourav Ganguly surprised over Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane's omission and more

In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy's win in the first round of Japan Open, former India captain Sourav Ganguly's surprise reaction to not see Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in India's ODI squad for West Indies tour and more.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal says new coach Dejan Papic should not put new system in place one year before Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal says new coach Dejan Papic should not put new system in place one year before Games

Achanta Sharath Kamal said that the new coach Dejan Papic shouldn't be in a hurry to make changes as it is tough to coach as big a country as India

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 254: Virat Kohli maintains No 1 spot in ICC Test rankings, Dejan Papic to become head coach of Indian national table tennis team and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 254: Virat Kohli maintains No 1 spot in ICC Test rankings, Dejan Papic to become head coach of Indian national table tennis team and more

In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss India skipper Virat Kohli has retained his number one position in the latest ICC Test batsmen's rankings, Canada's Dejan Papic to become head coach of Indian national table tennis team and more.

Canada's Dejan Papic to become head coach of Indian national table tennis team after accepting one-year contract
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Canada's Dejan Papic to become head coach of Indian national table tennis team after accepting one-year contract

The uncertainty over the joining of the national table tennis team's new head coach Dejan Papic ended on Tuesday when the Canadian accepted the one-year contract offered by the Sports Authority of India.

Sharath Kamal rues absence of national coach, says team doesn't know when new coach Dejan Papic will be joining
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Sharath Kamal rues absence of national coach, says team doesn't know when new coach Dejan Papic will be joining

In March, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) had roped in Papic as chief coach in place of the long-serving Massimo Costantini, who quit last year citing personal reasons.

Indian table-tennis star Manika Batra parts ways with Delhi-based childhood coach, moves training camp to Pune
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Indian table-tennis star Manika Batra parts ways with Delhi-based childhood coach, moves training camp to Pune

Batra started training at Gupta's academy here in Punjabi Bagh as an eight-year-old and their association comes to end after more than 15 years