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After winning first ITTF title in 10 years, Achanta Sharath Kamal becomes highest-ranked Indian at World No 31
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After winning first ITTF title in 10 years, Achanta Sharath Kamal becomes highest-ranked Indian at World No 31

In the women's rankings, Manika Batra is in the 63rd position while Sutirtha Mukherjee entered the top-100 for the first time. She jumped 14 spots to be 95th

Coronavirus pandemic: Amid COVID-19 threat, Achanta Sharath Kamal focuses on job at hand by winning first title in 10 years
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Coronavirus pandemic: Amid COVID-19 threat, Achanta Sharath Kamal focuses on job at hand by winning first title in 10 years

As the news of sporting events getting suspended or postponed around the world started trickling in, Sharath was in Muscat for the ITTF Challenge Plus event

India's Sharath Kamal beats Marcos Freitas in ITTF Oman Open final to break decade-long trophy drought
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India's Sharath Kamal beats Marcos Freitas in ITTF Oman Open final to break decade-long trophy drought

Despite being a game down, 37-year-old Sharath Kamal recovered well to outclass top-seeded Marcos Freitas of Portugal 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 17-15 in the final

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: Indian men's team's qualification bid ends after defeat to Czech Republic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's team's qualification bid ends after defeat to Czech Republic

The Indian men's table tennis team's quest for an Olympic berth ended in disappointment after it suffered a 1-3 defeat to Czech Republic in a play-off match of the qualifying event

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's, women's table tennis teams stutter in pre-quarterfinals of qualifying event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's, women's table tennis teams stutter in pre-quarterfinals of qualifying event

While the 17th seeded women played their hearts out in the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers before losing to fifth seeds Romania 2-3, the men disappointed with their 1-3 defeat against Slovenia

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's, women's table tennis teams only a win away from securing their maiden qualification
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's, women's table tennis teams only a win away from securing their maiden qualification

Indian men and women are just one win away from securing their maiden qualification for Olympics, following their contrasting victories against Luxembourg and Sweden respectively in the team qualifier.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fifth seed Indian men's table tennis squad well-placed to earn qualification for team event at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fifth seed Indian men's table tennis squad well-placed to earn qualification for team event at Games

Despite the lack of a head coach since the 2019 Asian Games, Indian players have been producing impressive on the professional circuit

ITTF President Thomas Weikert says it is right time to host a mega event like World Championships
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ITTF President Thomas Weikert says it is right time to host a mega event like World Championships

The Table Tennis Federation of India will submit its bid for the World Championships (team) at the end of the year.

Manav Thakkar becomes fourth Indian paddler to attain World No 1 rank in Under-21 men's singles category
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Manav Thakkar becomes fourth Indian paddler to attain World No 1 rank in Under-21 men's singles category

Among other Indians, Sathiyan has managed to retain his 30th spot in the rankings for the senior category, while Achanta Sharath Kamal has climbed a spot to 33rd position

Paddler Manav Thakkar becomes first Indian to clinch ITTF Challenge Series U-21 men's singles title
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Paddler Manav Thakkar becomes first Indian to clinch ITTF Challenge Series U-21 men's singles title

The 19-year-old Thakkar, who was a part of the Indian men's team which won the bronze in 2018 Asian Games, dominated the proceedings in the one-sided final match

South Asian Games 2019: Shuttlers dominate proceedings as India wins 41 medals on Day 5 to pull ahead in overall tally
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South Asian Games 2019: Shuttlers dominate proceedings as India wins 41 medals on Day 5 to pull ahead in overall tally

In mixed doubles, top-seeded shuttlers Dhruv and Meghana Jakkampudi eased past second seeds Sachin Dias and Thilini Pramodika Hendehewe of Sri Lanka 21-16, 21-14 in the final

South Asian Games 2019: Harmeet Desai, Anthony Amalraj win men's doubles gold, Madhurika Patkar, Sreeja Akula bag women's top prize
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South Asian Games 2019: Harmeet Desai, Anthony Amalraj win men's doubles gold, Madhurika Patkar, Sreeja Akula bag women's top prize

In an all Indian affair, Harmeet Desai and Anthony Amalraj defeated compatriots Sanil Shetty and Sudhanshu Grover in the table tennis men's doubles final to win the gold

Asian Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan goes down fighting in QFs after becoming only second Indian to reach last-8
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Asian Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan goes down fighting in QFs after becoming only second Indian to reach last-8

Sathiyan, currently the top-ranked Indian in the world, hardly broke a sweat as he notched up a 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 win against his North Korean opponent in the pre-quarter-final match that lasted 22 minutes.

ITTF Asian Championships 2019: Indian men's doubles pair Sharath Kamal, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan ease into quarter-finals
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ITTF Asian Championships 2019: Indian men's doubles pair Sharath Kamal, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan ease into quarter-finals

In the quarter-finals, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal will be up against Chinese pair of Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan

ITTF Asian Championships 2019: Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan guide India men's team to quarter-finals of champions division
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ITTF Asian Championships 2019: Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan guide India men's team to quarter-finals of champions division

India defeated Saudi Arabia, Thailand to enter final of 1st Division but most importantly they also earned a quarterfinal berth in the Champions Division

Asian Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan, Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra to spearhead 10-member India squad
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Asian Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan, Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra to spearhead 10-member India squad

The 10-member squad, being led by Kamal, Sathiyan and Batra comprising five men and as many women paddlers, reached the Indonesian city on Saturday following a 10-day preparatory camp at Chengdu, China

India beat South Korea 3-2 to enter Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships final, assure silver medal
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India beat South Korea 3-2 to enter Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships final, assure silver medal

The result also helped the team to directly qualify for the World Junior Championships to be held in Thailand in November.

UTT 2019: Cheng I-Ching, Amalraj Anthony help Goa Challengers beat Puneri Paltan and book semi-finals spot
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UTT 2019: Cheng I-Ching, Amalraj Anthony help Goa Challengers beat Puneri Paltan and book semi-finals spot

With the win, Goa joined U Mumba, Dabang Delhi and Chennai Lions in the semifinals of the tournament.

UTT 2019: U Mumba produce all-round show to beat Puneri Paltan, jump to top of points table
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UTT 2019: U Mumba produce all-round show to beat Puneri Paltan, jump to top of points table

India's Sutirtha Mukherjee and Manav Thakkar and their foreign stars, Kirill Gerassimenko (Kazakhstan) and Doo Hoi Kem (Hong Kong), comprehensively won their respective singles matches to leave Paltan gasping.