Mouma, who won the Arjuna Award in 2013, became only the second table tennis player after Achanta Sharath Kamal to win the Padma Shri. Sharath won the recognition in 2019.
Asian Games 2018: Paddlers Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran progress to singles pre-quarters
Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal progressed to the women's and men's singles pre-quarter-finals in the table tennis competition of the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta on Thursday.
Asian Games 2018: India assured of maiden Asiad medal in table tennis as men's team stun fancied Japan
The Indian men's team did almost the unthinkable by beating fancied Japan 3-1 in the quarter-finals to assure the country its first-ever medal in table tennis in the history of the Asian Games at Jakarta on Monday.
Asian Games 2018: 'Well prepared' and constantly improving G Sathiyan a vital cog in India's quest for maiden medal
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's meteoric rise is down to his hunger to get better each day. In Jakarta, he will be a vital cog in India's quest to bring home their maiden medal.
Asian Games 2018: From CWG favourites to continental underdogs, Indian paddlers need teamwork, luck for medal
India haven't won a medal in table tennis at the Asian Games. But with Sharath Kamal in red-hot form, a vibrant team and the women paddlers riding high on confidence after the CWG success, this is their best chance to break that medal duck.
After the 2018 Commonwealth Games heroics, the Indian paddlers are brimming with confidence and gearing up for the Asian Games. Can they break the medal duck this time around? Well, the signs look positive.
Manika Batra interview: Table Tennis star looks back at Commonwealth Games 2018 success, reveals her diet plan and more
In a freewheeling chat with Firstpost, Indian table tennis star Manika Batra talks about her recent exploits at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, aside from a host of other topics.
Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal and other Indian table tennis players left stranded at IGI Airport as Air India 'overbooks' flight
India's table tennis star Manika Batra and six other top paddlers were left stranded at the Indira Gandhi International Airport after being denied boarding on a Melbourne flight by national carrier Air India en route an international event.
Ultimate Table Tennis 2018: Manika Batra's effort goes in vain as Dabang Smashers lose to RP-SG Mavericks
Manika Batra, playing in front of her home crowd, conceded the opening game in a rather meek fashion. But she made a strong comeback and fired in a total of 10 winners in the next two games to seal the match.
Both the men's and women's team have undergone one change each from the successful Commonwealth Games campaign with young paddlers Manav Thakkar and Ayhika Mukharjee replacing Sanil Shetty and Pooja Sahasrabuddhe respectively.
Ultimate Table Tennis 2018: Defending champions Falcons TTC to take on Maharastra United in season opener
The second edition of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) gets underway in Pune from 14 June. Defending champions Falcons TTC will take on Maharashtra United in the season opener.
Batra created history in Gold Coast, single-handedly taking India to a maiden team gold before winning a singles gold, another first.
India bagged a total of seven medals on the final day. India finished the Games with 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals.
Unwind: 'Bandana man' Sharath Kamal talks about his long road to recovery from a career-threatening injury
The latest episode of Unwind features Sharath Kamal, who shares with us the secret behind his love for bandanas and how he thought his career was finished when he suffered a hamstring injury in 2015.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra leads India's charge in table tennis with maiden singles gold; Sharath Kamal-Sathiyan win silver
World No 58 Batra's dream run in the quadrennial event continued as she blanked 50th-ranked Yu Mengyu of Singapore 4-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7) in a one-sided final.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Sensational Manika Batra wins historic singles gold for India in table tennis
Earlier in the day, Batra showed that her crucial victory against world No 4 Feng Tianwei in the team final was no fluke as the Indian edged out the Singaporean 4-3 in the women's singles semi-finals.
Commonwealth Games 2018: How strategy and motivational talk helped India's women paddlers end Singapore domination
On a historic day in Indian table tennis, by ending Singapore's domination, the women paddlers had indeed done something special as well as extraordinary.
Check out the full schedule of Indian athletes who will be in action on day 5 of the Commonwealth Games 2018.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra writes history, bags gold medal for India in women's team event
World No. 58 Manika Batra first scored the biggest win of her career by humbling world number four and multiple Olympic medallist Feng Tianwei 3-2 before brushing aside 100th-ranked Yihan Zhou 3-0
The Indian women's table tennis team equalled its best ever performance at the Commonwealth Games by reaching the final on Sunday