UTT 2019 player draft: Sharath Kamal roped in by Chennai Lions, Manika Batra to play for Mavericks Kolkata
World No 24 Gnanasekaran Sathiyan was the only player in UTT 2019 to be retained as defending champions Dabang Delhi TTC decided to hold onto him.
Fast-rising Sathiyan Gnanasekaran reaches World No 24 rank in ITTF charts to become first Indian to break into top-25
Sathiyan rose four spots to be 24th in the latest ITTF rankings, following his impressive sixth place finish in the Asia Cup in Yokohama earlier this month.
The Indian challenge at 2019 ITTF World Championships came to an end when G Sathiyan lost to Hugo Calderano of Brazil in men's singles round of 32.
ITTF World Championships: G Sathiyan lone Indian left in singles contention after Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra bow out
G Sathiyan is the lone survivor at the 2019 ITTF World Championships as the Indian edged past Cristian Pletea of Romania in the round of 64.
ITTF World Championships: Manika Batra eases past Andrea Todorovic; Suthirta Mukherjee digs deep to beat Sabine Winter
Manika, the world No 56 Indian was rusty in her opening game but picked up momentum to dispose of the Serbian qualifier, ranked No. 135, in quick time after the extended first game
Around two years ago, Sathiyan was languishing at 125 in the world rankings after a round-of-64 exit at the Asian Championships. Twenty-one months down the line, he has jumped 97 places, breezing into the top 30.
Sharath Kamal talks about India's chances at winning a medal at Tokyo Olympics, playing in European leagues and the change in mindset in India about table tennis.
In the last few months, Indian table tennis made headlines and history. What must India do to capitalise on the momentum in time for Tokyo Olympics? Neha Aggarwal tells Firstpost
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 133: Manika Batra breaks into top-50 in table tennis rankings, Bengaluru FC's win in ISL and more
Today, we discuss Manika Batra becoming first Indian woman to break into table-tennis top-50, G Sathiyan reaching career-high 28, Bengaluru FC's win in ISL and more.
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 133 where we discuss G Sathiyan, Manika Batra's rankings, update on Emiliano Sala and other results
Here's the full script of Spodcast, where we discuss the rankings of the Indian table tennis players, updates on missing striker Emiliano Sala, KL Rahul's inclusion and other results.
Manika Batra becomes first Indian woman to break into table-tennis top-50, G Sathiyan reaches career-high 28
Veteran Sharath Kamal, who was conferred with the Padma Shri last week, dropped three places to be 33rd in the men's singles standings, while Sathiyan rose to 28
First Indian woman on Everest, Bachendri Pal, conferred with Padma Bhushan; Sunil Chhetri, Sharath Kamal to get Padma Shri
Mountaineer Bachendri Pal was on Friday conferred with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, while Gautam Gambhir, Bajrang Punia and Sunil Chhetri, among others, received the Padma Shri.
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 119 of Spodcast where we discuss Harendra Singh's ouster as India men's hockey coach, Hardik Pandya's apology over remarks on TV show and more
Here's the full script of today's episode of Spodcast, where we discuss Hockey India's relegation of Harendra Singh to the position of coach of the junior men's team, Hardik Pandya apologising to the BCCI over offensive remarks made on Koffee With Karan and more.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 119: Harendra Singh's ouster as India men's hockey coach, Hardik Pandya's apology over remarks on TV show and more
In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss Hockey India's relegation of Harendra Singh to the position of coach of the junior men's team, Hardik Pandya apologising to the BCCI over offensive remarks made on Koffee With Karan and more.
Veteran Sharath Kamal bags ninth national title to break long-standing record; Archana Kamath wins women's singles
Gnanasekaran Sathiyan matched Sharath Kamal stroke to stroke, yet, he failed to win the elusive maiden trophy despite reaching the final on three occasions.
National Table Tennis Championship: Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra beat Manav Thakkar-Archana Kamath in final
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra defeated top-seeded pair of Manav Thakkar and Archana Girish Kamath 3-1 to win the mixed doubles gold in the 80th National Table Tennis Championship on Tuesday.
National Table Tennis Championship: Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra to take on Manav Thakkar-Archana Kamath in final
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will take on the top-seeded pair of Manav Thakkar and Archana Girish Kamath in an exciting mixed doubles final of the 80th National Table Tennis Championship
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 95: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana back Ramesh Powar as coach, Luka Modric wins Ballon d'Or
Today in Spodcast, we discus Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana's letter to BCCI, Luka Modric's Ballon d'Or win and more
Veteran Sharath Kamal breaks into ITTF rankings top-30, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan reaches career-high 31
Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan led India to a men's team bronze before another unexpected bronze came when Sharath and Manika Batra finished in the top-four of the mixed doubles competition.
Top Indian paddlers Manika Batra, Achanta Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan achieved career-best world rankings in the latest chart released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Tuesday.