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Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra one win away from sealing Tokyo 2020 mixed doubles berth after entering Asian Qualifiers final
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Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra one win away from sealing Tokyo 2020 mixed doubles berth after entering Asian Qualifiers final

The world No 19 Indian pair has set up a final clash against world No 8 Korean duo of Sang-Su Lee and Jihee Jneon on Saturday and is now a win away from qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee seal Tokyo Olympics spots at Asian Qualifiers
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Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee seal Tokyo Olympics spots at Asian Qualifiers

G Sathiyan will be playing in his first Olympics, while it will be a fourth Olympics appearance for Sharath Kamal.

World Singles Qualification Tournament: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee win, Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan bow out
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World Singles Qualification Tournament: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee win, Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan bow out

Four Indians are participating in the ongoing qualification event, where a total of nine (four men and five women) places are up for grabs and scheduled from 14-17 March.

WTT Star Contender 2021: Sharath Kamal downs World No 16 Franziska; G Sathiyan, Manika Batra lose in Doha
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WTT Star Contender 2021: Sharath Kamal downs World No 16 Franziska; G Sathiyan, Manika Batra lose in Doha

Sharath Kamal, ranked 32, beat his higher-ranked rival from Germany 12-10, 3-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9 in the second-round match.

Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra begin WTT campaign in Doha on winning note
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Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra begin WTT campaign in Doha on winning note

Sathiyan, Sharath Kamal and Batra have earned direct entries into the singles draw at the ongoing tournament.

WTT Star Contender Doha: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ahyika Mukherjee make winning starts in qualifying
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WTT Star Contender Doha: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ahyika Mukherjee make winning starts in qualifying

While World No 95 Sutirtha registered a dominating 11-9, 11-3, 11-6 victory over Ala Mohamed of Qatar, World No 131 Ahyika notched up an easy 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 win against Qatar's Maha Faramarzi.

G Sathiyan ends long wait for national title with convincing win over nine-time champion Sharath Kamal
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G Sathiyan ends long wait for national title with convincing win over nine-time champion Sharath Kamal

Sathiyan had rued his missed chances against Sharath in the final at Cuttack a couple of years ago. That win had put Sharath, the current World No 32, on a high pedestal.

National table tennis camp postponed again due to players' divided view on travel, incomplete venue
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National table tennis camp postponed again due to players' divided view on travel, incomplete venue

Table Tennis Federation of India, which is currently de-recognised by the government, has been trying to assemble players under one roof since August. The latest attempt was aimed at starting a three-week camp from October 15.

Turning Point: Table tennis over engineering, the one decision that changed Sharath Kamal’s life
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Turning Point: Table tennis over engineering, the one decision that changed Sharath Kamal’s life

An athlete's turning point in life generally arrives during his career. But for Sharath Kamal, choosing table tennis over engineering was the first and most crucial turning point of his life.

Firstpost Masterclass: Forehand topspin to aggressive play, Kamlesh Mehta explains intricacies of table tennis
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Firstpost Masterclass: Forehand topspin to aggressive play, Kamlesh Mehta explains intricacies of table tennis

India table tennis legend Kamlesh Mehta explains the physical and mental intricacies of table tennis.

UTT stars Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, former player Neha Aggarwal to extend financial help to 130 members of table tennis fraternity
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UTT stars Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, former player Neha Aggarwal to extend financial help to 130 members of table tennis fraternity

The original goal of the table tennis players was to raise Rs 10 lakh but with Rs 13 lakh coming in, they can now help at least 130.

India's table tennis players including Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan unwilling to join proposed national camp before August
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India's table tennis players including Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan unwilling to join proposed national camp before August

Following the central government's decision to open sports stadiums and complexes without spectators last month, the TTFI had sought players' availability twice for the training camp, first for the beginning of June and then for June last week. The Players have ended up saying no to both.

Table Tennis Federation of India recommends Manika Batra for Khel Ratna award
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Table Tennis Federation of India recommends Manika Batra for Khel Ratna award

Manika, who missed out on India's highest sporting honour last year, is the first woman paddler from her country to win a singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. She achieved the feat in the 2018 edition in which she won as many four medals including two gold medal.

Table Tennis Federation of India planning to reschedule training camp in June end, but players refuse to travel till July
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Table Tennis Federation of India planning to reschedule training camp in June end, but players refuse to travel till July

After the government allowed sports complexes to open without spectators earlier this month, the TTFI had written to the players to assemble for a camp in the first week of June.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Baton exchange, sparring barred in SAI’s SOP; athletes to sign consent forms before resumption of training
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Baton exchange, sparring barred in SAI’s SOP; athletes to sign consent forms before resumption of training

The form requires athletes to acknowledge that they understand that SAI cannot "guarantee the complete elimination of the risks" associated with resumption of training amid the pandemic

Soon to be 38, Sharath Kamal ready to start 'all over again' after the coronavirus lockdown comes to end
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Soon to be 38, Sharath Kamal ready to start 'all over again' after the coronavirus lockdown comes to end

There's no table tennis training going on for Sharath Kamal during the coronavirus lockdown, for him it's an opportunity to 'make up for lost time' as he deals with the break with a unique perspective

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian athletes join call for Games to be delayed due to global COVID-19 pandemic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian athletes join call for Games to be delayed due to global COVID-19 pandemic

Calls from athletes and federations for a delay in the Games, which is scheduled to run from 24 July to 9 August, have intensified as the flu-like virus has brought sport to a grinding halt across the world.

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