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.
Sweta Shervegar, Varsha Gautham win silver in 49ers FX sailing; Indian women's hockey team loses final to Japan
Day 13 of the Asian Games was moderately successful for India, with a couple of medals in sailing and a silver in the women's hockey final as the Indian team lost to Japan.
World number 33 Sharath Kamal went down fighting against 14th ranked Chih-Yuan Chunag of Chinese Taipei 7-11, 11-9, 10-12, 16-14, 9-11.
Asian Games 2018: Paddlers Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran progress to singles pre-quarters
Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal progressed to the women's and men's singles pre-quarter-finals in the table tennis competition of the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta on Thursday.
Asian Games 2018: Strategy, draw, drive combine to help India win historic men's team table tennis bronze
A good draw combined with sound strategy and the drive to bring home the maiden Asiad medal helped the men's table tennis team clinch the historic bronze
Highlights, Asian Games, Day 11: Jinson Johnson bags men's 1500 metres gold; women's team wins 4x400 relay
Asian Games, Day 12 LIVE Updates: Catch all the action from Day 12 of the Asian Games taking place in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang as it happens.
Asian Games 2018: Arpinder Singh, Swapna Barman bag hard-earned golds; Indian paddlers come of age on Day 11
Triple jumper Arpinder Singh could afford to run through his last attempt, secure in the knowledge that it would bring the curtain down after establishing himself as champion.
In the semifinals, Kamal and Batra made life tough for China's Yingsha Sun and Wang Sun before going down 9-11, 5-11, 13-11, 4-11, 8-11.
The India team comprising G Sathiyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj couldn't put up a fight against the mighty Koreans, who set up a summit clash against defending champions China in a repeat of 2014 edition.
Asian Games 2018: Indian contingent slams table tennis scheduling with women's team set to play thrice on first day
The Indian contingent has been critical of the scheduling for table-tennis at the Asian Games 2018, with the women's team having to play three matches in one day.
Sharath Kamal Interview part 2: Veteran paddler on journey since career threatening injury, motivation to carry on and more
In conversation with Sharath Kamal: Veteran paddler talks to Firstpost about his journey from career-threatening injury in 2015 uptil now, whether he has hit a peak and the motivation to go on and on
Sharath Kamal Interview part 1: Indian table tennis' poster boy on his red-hot form, goals for Asian Games and pressure of expectations
In conversation with Sharath Kamal: Indian table tennis' poster boy talks to Firstpost about his red-hot form, personal goals from the Asian Games and pressure of expectations after the CWG success
Asian Games 2018: 'Well prepared' and constantly improving G Sathiyan a vital cog in India's quest for maiden medal
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's meteoric rise is down to his hunger to get better each day. In Jakarta, he will be a vital cog in India's quest to bring home their maiden medal.
Asian Games 2018: From CWG favourites to continental underdogs, Indian paddlers need teamwork, luck for medal
India haven't won a medal in table tennis at the Asian Games. But with Sharath Kamal in red-hot form, a vibrant team and the women paddlers riding high on confidence after the CWG success, this is their best chance to break that medal duck.
After the 2018 Commonwealth Games heroics, the Indian paddlers are brimming with confidence and gearing up for the Asian Games. Can they break the medal duck this time around? Well, the signs look positive.
As an in-form Sharath Kamal heads to the Asian Games in a few days' time, he has the best chance of winning his and country's first medal at the Asiad.
Table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh looks to get career back on track after marrying woman who accused him of rape
In March, Ghosh was accused of rape by an 18-year-old, that led to the two-time Olympian and India's youngest ever national champion hitting rock bottom.
Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal and other Indian table tennis players left stranded at IGI Airport as Air India 'overbooks' flight
India's table tennis star Manika Batra and six other top paddlers were left stranded at the Indira Gandhi International Airport after being denied boarding on a Melbourne flight by national carrier Air India en route an international event.
Manika Batra interview: 'Doesn't matter whether opponent is from China or Singapore, I just give my best'
Firstpost caught up with Manika Batra to understand what goes inside her mind while playing the game, how has life changed after CWG, her unique style of play and the impact of her mother and coach Sandeep Gupta in her career.