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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.

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 19 Indian athletes to attend opening ceremony after Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra opt out
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 19 Indian athletes to attend opening ceremony after Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra opt out

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra have decided against attending the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday as they open their mixed doubles campaign the following day.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India paddlers handed tough draws, Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra pair to face third seeds in opener
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India paddlers handed tough draws, Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra pair to face third seeds in opener

Batra, ranked 62, though got an easy women's singles first round where she will face Great Britain's Ho Tin-Tin, ranked 32 places below the Indian.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ramji Srinivasan discusses working with Olympic-bound athletes, challenges of being strength and conditioning coach
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ramji Srinivasan discusses working with Olympic-bound athletes, challenges of being strength and conditioning coach

In an exclusive chat with Firstpost, former Indian cricket team strength and conditioning coach Srinivasan talks about his experience working with the likes of Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Bhavani Devi.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra and other Olympic-bound table tennis players to attend camp at Sonepat
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra and other Olympic-bound table tennis players to attend camp at Sonepat

Sharath Kamal, Manika and Sutirtha Mukherjee will finally get a chance to train together, while G Sathiyan will continue to train in Chennai under his coach S Raman.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic preparation going haywire as India's top table tennis players prefer to train individually
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic preparation going haywire as India's top table tennis players prefer to train individually

After not getting his Denmark visa for training, Sharath Kamal is looking forward to the national camp in Sonepat but his preparations would be incomplete if he is not able to train with mixed doubles partner Manika Batra.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: In pandemic-affected year, Sharath Kamal confident of realising 17-year-old dream
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: In pandemic-affected year, Sharath Kamal confident of realising 17-year-old dream

"17 years after my first Olympics at Athens, I have hope that my dream will turn into a reality at Tokyo. I’m as close to making that dream into a reality as I can be,” said Sharath Kamal.

Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra win Asian Olympic Qualification mixed doubles final to qualify for Tokyo 2020
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Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra win Asian Olympic Qualification mixed doubles final to qualify for Tokyo 2020

The 2018 Asian Games bronze medallists staged a remarkable comeback after being two sets down to outwit the Korean pair 8-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 13-11, 11-8 in a thrilling final

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Spurred by heartbreaks of the past, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran eyeing the promise of future
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Spurred by heartbreaks of the past, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran eyeing the promise of future

As he achieved his childhood dream of qualifying for the Olympics, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran could not help but remember the terrible personal tragedy of losing his father and missing out on Rio 2016.