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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.

Commonwealth Games: Sharath Kamal, Nikhat Zareen named Indian flagbearers for closing ceremony
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Commonwealth Games: Sharath Kamal, Nikhat Zareen named Indian flagbearers for closing ceremony

Veteran paddler Sharath Kamal has four medals to his name in the Games while Zareen was crowned the women's flyweight champion.

Indian TT players rue absence of sports psychologist in CWG support staff
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Indian TT players rue absence of sports psychologist in CWG support staff

Sports psychologist Gayatri Vartak was on the long list (published on TTFI website) of players and support staff for the Birmingham Games beginning July 28 but has not made the final squad

Sharath Kamal, Sreeja Akula among 16 probables for CWG, final squad to be picked after national camp
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Sharath Kamal, Sreeja Akula among 16 probables for CWG, final squad to be picked after national camp

Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula were on Monday named in the 16-member probables list for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in July-August.

ITTF Rankings: Manika Batra achieves career-best world No 38, G Sathiyan ranked 34
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ITTF Rankings: Manika Batra achieves career-best world No 38, G Sathiyan ranked 34

While Sharath and Sathiyan are the only two male players in the top-100, there are three more apart from Manika in the women's list.

WTT Star Contender: Manika Batra-Archana Kamath pair enters medal round
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WTT Star Contender: Manika Batra-Archana Kamath pair enters medal round

The Indian pair, which won 13-11 8-11 11-5 13-11, will take on Taipei's Li Yu-Jhun and Cheng I-Ching in the semifinals.

Singapore Smash 2022: Sathiyan begins with win, Sharath and Manika bow out
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Singapore Smash 2022: Sathiyan begins with win, Sharath and Manika bow out

Sathiyan began his men's singles campaign on a winning note when he beat Peng Yew En Koen of Chinese Taipei 11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8 in the first round on Saturday.

Manika Batra eyes more history at 2022 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games
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Manika Batra eyes more history at 2022 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games

Star table tennis player will defend her CWG singles crown in Birmingham before travelling to Hangzhou to create more history at the Asian Games after winning a mixed doubles gold with Sharath Kamal in Jakarta in 2018.

World Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan beats Russia's Vladimir Sidorenko to enter round of 32
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World Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan beats Russia's Vladimir Sidorenko to enter round of 32

The world number 37 from India defeated his 179th-ranked opponent 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 in the round of 64. Sathiyan next faces world number 17 Aruna Quadri of Nigeria in the round of 32.

World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal ousted from singles; G Sathiyan enters second round
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World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal ousted from singles; G Sathiyan enters second round

Gnanasekaran emerged as the lone Indian to win the men's singles first round match.

Asian Table Tennis Championships: India's Sharath-Sathiyan, Desai-Thakkar win bronze medals in men's doubles
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Asian Table Tennis Championships: India's Sharath-Sathiyan, Desai-Thakkar win bronze medals in men's doubles

The Indian men made history at the Asian Championships, first winning team bronze last week, and both pairs adding a doubles bronze each.

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.

Narendra Modi turns 71: Current and former sportspersons share wishes on Twitter
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Narendra Modi turns 71: Current and former sportspersons share wishes on Twitter

The likes of VVS Laxman, Saina Nehwal, Mirabai Chanu and many other prominent sportspersons also took to Twitter to share their wishes with the PM.

Manika Batra left out of India squad for Asian table tennis championships
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Manika Batra left out of India squad for Asian table tennis championships

The Table Tennis Federation of India had made it clear that any player not attending the camp will not be considered for selection. The team was picked on Wednesday and was subsequently published on TTFI website.

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: 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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: CA Bhavani Devi makes history, Sharath Kamal shines but Indian athletes disappoint in other disciplines
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: CA Bhavani Devi makes history, Sharath Kamal shines but Indian athletes disappoint in other disciplines

The 39-year-old Sharath defeated world bronze-medallist Tiago Polonia of Portugal, prevailing 2-11 11-8 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-9 in 49 minutes to set up a clash with Olympic and world champion Ma Long from China who is arguably the greatest table tennis player of all time.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal enters third round; Sutirtha Mukherjee, Manika Batra exit
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal enters third round; Sutirtha Mukherjee, Manika Batra exit

The 39-year-old Sharath struggled in the first game but pulled himself up just in time to win 2-11 11-8 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-9 in the 49-minute second-round contest.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manika Batra refuses national coach's help during first round match at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manika Batra refuses national coach's help during first round match at Games

World number 62 Manika won the match against 94th-ranked Tin-Tin Ho of Britain 4-0 but no one was sitting in the coach's corner and that attracted a lot of attention on social media.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra outplayed by Chinese Taipei in mixed doubles round of 16
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra outplayed by Chinese Taipei in mixed doubles round of 16

The Indians had no answer to Lin's bullet-like tops-spin drives from both forehand and backhand.