Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's, women's table tennis teams only a win away from securing their maiden qualification
Indian men and women are just one win away from securing their maiden qualification for Olympics, following their contrasting victories against Luxembourg and Sweden respectively in the team qualifier.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fifth seed Indian men's table tennis squad well-placed to earn qualification for team event at Games
Despite the lack of a head coach since the 2019 Asian Games, Indian players have been producing impressive on the professional circuit
The Table Tennis Federation of India will submit its bid for the World Championships (team) at the end of the year.
Manika Batra says recent results at German, Swedish Open justify split from childhood coach Sandeep Gupta
Manika, a multiple-time CWG gold medallist and Asian Games bronze medallist, is confident of returning to the top-50 soon
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's preparations hit fresh roadblock as foreign table tennis coach Dejan Papic 'unfit' to join team
Newly-appointed foreign table tennis coach Dejan Papic's stint with the Indian team has been delayed by at least the next two months due to a knee surgery he has undergone.
Asian Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan goes down fighting in QFs after becoming only second Indian to reach last-8
Sathiyan, currently the top-ranked Indian in the world, hardly broke a sweat as he notched up a 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 win against his North Korean opponent in the pre-quarter-final match that lasted 22 minutes.
G Sathiyan was the lone India player who did not lose a single match in team event, having played all matches from 1st Division to finishing fifth in the Champions Division.
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.