Asian Table Tennis Championships: Indian men's team beat Singapore 3-0 to remain in champions division
India lost to Japan 1-3 in the quarterfinal on Monday but ensured that it will finish in the top six of the tournament with the win over Singapore on Tuesday. India will thus gain direct entry in the next championships in 2021.
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
UTT 2019: Sharath Kamal shines as Chennai Lions register one-sided victory over Dabang Delhi, clinch title
In front of a packed house, the Sharath Kamal-spearheaded Lions demolished defending champions Dabang Delhi 8-1 to bring the league to a premature end.
UTT 2019: Sharath Kamal's heroics guide Chennai Lions to exhilarating win over Goa Challengers, into final against Dabang Delhi
Chennai Lions defeated Goa Challengers 8-7 in an exciting semi-final to set up final clash against Dabang Delhi in UTT 2019.
UTT 2019: Petrissa Solja, Sharath Kamal propel Chennai Lions to easy victory over RP-SG Mavericks Kolkata
The victory took the Lions closer to semi-finals, where U Mumba and Dabang Delhi have already sealed their places.
India's former TT coach Massimo Costantini says country's paddlers should adopt balance approach in lead up to OIympics
Constantini had decided against renewing his contract last year citing personal reasons. Since his departure, Indian paddlers have been without the services of a national coach
UTT 2019: Experienced Sharath Kamal plays central role in Chennai Lions' tense win over Goa Challengers
India's star player Sharath Kamal tapped into his bag of experience to give Chennai Lions a nerve-wracking 8-7 victory over Goa Challengers in the Ultimate Table Tennis at New Delhi on Wednesday.
UTT 2019: Birthday boy Tiago Apolonia fights back from behind to win in Chennai Lions' demolition of Puneri Paltan
Harmeet Desai ran Tiago Apolonia close in a fiercely contested match in UTT with Chennai Lions beating Puneri Paltan.
UTT 2019: In clash of debutants, Manav Thakkar takes Sharath Kamal close but U Mumba edge Chennai Lions 9-6
Achanta Sharath Kamal was pushed all the way by Manav Thakkar, 18 year his junior, in U Mumba's 9-6 win over Chennai Lions in UTT 2019.
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
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.
Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships gold medallist Harmeet Desai opens up on his triumph and journey
In 2004, a joyous Harmeet Desai watched Sharath Kamal clinch the men's singles title in Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships on TV. On Monday, after 15 years, he was on the winners' podium, collecting the same prize.
Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships: Harmeet Desai, Ayhika Mukherjee win men's and women's titles as India claim 7 golds
Harmeet, 26, beat favourite G Sathiyan 4-3 (9-11 6-11 11-5 11-8 17-15 7-11 11-9 in a hard-fought final to claim the men's singles title.
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.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 252: India clinch mixed doubles gold at Commonwealth TT Championships, squads for West Indies tour announced and more
In today's episode, we discuss India's gold medal win at Commonwealth TT Championships, squads for West Indies tour, PV Sindhu's loss in the final of Indonesia Open final and more.
Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan and Archana Kamath win gold in mixed-doubles; Sharath Kamal loses in semis
A Sharath Kamal squandered three match points and then the quarterfinal match, shattering his men's singles medal hope in the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships on Sunday.
Commonwealth Table Tennis: Harmeet Desai powers men to comeback victory, women stun Singapore for maiden title
Harmeet Desai, celebrating his 26th birthday, not only presented himself a wonderful gift but also brought India from the brink to a face-saving title victory
Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships: Pakistan's participation yet to be confirmed, informs Indian TT federation
MP Singh, secretary general at Table Tennis Federation of India, told PTI on Sunday that there is still no clarity over participation of Pakistan paddlers.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Om Birla as LS Speaker, encephalitis in Bihar, recapitalisation of public sector banking; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Om Birla being appointed as LS Speaker among Modi's political experiments, reasons behind encephalitis in Bihar elude doctors, recapitalisation of public sector banking, Indian table tennis players aim at Tokyo Olympics glory; today's must-read stories
Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan interview: Paddlers credit UTT, TTFI for rise of table tennis in India; target Olympics glory in Tokyo
Firstpost caught with top table tennis players Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan to discuss the story of India's rise, the upcoming season of UTT, behind the scenes preparations of top athletes, personal goals and more.