Manav Thakkar becomes fourth Indian paddler to attain World No 1 rank in Under-21 men's singles category
Among other Indians, Sathiyan has managed to retain his 30th spot in the rankings for the senior category, while Achanta Sharath Kamal has climbed a spot to 33rd position
The 19-year-old Thakkar, who was a part of the Indian men's team which won the bronze in 2018 Asian Games, dominated the proceedings in the one-sided final match
Mukherji, who was the first Dronacharya awardee in table tennis, did his schooling and graduation from Ajmer where his father was a medical practitioner.
The withdrawal of suspension means Soumyajit Ghosh is eligible to participate in the Senior Nationals at Cuttack from 4 to 9 January, 2019.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 12: Mirabai Chanu's back injury, Ben Stokes' trial and more on our daily sports podcast
Mirabai Chanu's back injury, Ben Stokes' trial for affray and Sunil Gavaskar's opinion of the frequent comparisons between Kapil Dev and Hardik Pandya — we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.
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.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu is India's best hope of an opening day gold medal
Mirabai Chanu will be in focus for her high medal-winning chances but Inida's high-profile shuttlers and boxers will also be watched keenly when they open their campaigns at the 21st Commonwealth Games.
G Sathiyan jumped three places to become World No. 46 as he continued to be the country's top singles player. Veteran Sharath Kamal climbed 22 places to be at 48.
Commonwealth Games 2018: India's table tennis star Sharath Kamal says he wants to break tournament's jinx against England
Pointing to the lack of success against England in past Commonwealth Games, India's most experienced paddler, Achanta Sharath Kamal, is hoping to break the jinx next month and cull the coveted gold medal in Gold Coast, Australia.
Soumyajit has been booked under the IPC sections for rape, criminal conspiracy, causing miscarriage without the woman's consent and cheating.
Table tennis star Soumyajit Ghosh accused of rape by 18-year-old, likely to miss bus to Commonwealth Games
Police have reportedly charged Ghosh with rape, criminal conspiracy, causing miscarriage without woman’s consent and cheating after the 18-year-old filed an FIR.
Sharath has his name on all the three gold medals India has won at the quadrennial competition and factoring in his recent form, he thinks he can add at least another two yellow metals to his overall kitty.
Ace Indian paddler Soumyajit Ghosh, who along with G Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura only to end with a silver in the men's doubles at the Bulgaria Open in Panagyurishte last week, feels this is the best phase for table tennis in the country in recent times.
Bulgaria Open: Indian pair Soumyajit Ghosh-G Sathiyan win silver after tightly fought men's doubles final
The experienced Japanese pair overcame a tough fight from Ghosh and Sathiyan to win 11-13, 11-7, 11-4, 6-11, 11-5 to take home their second title.
The current era has impressive cluster of talent. Exciting times lie ahead for Indian table tennis. There are plenty of reasons to be positive about the sport.
Ultimate Table Tennis final 2017: Falcons TTC triumph over Shaze Challengers as sport takes giant strides in India
On a Sunday evening at the NSCI in Mumbai, the Falcons TTC trounced the Shaze Challengers 14-9 to win the inaugural edition of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) League.
Catch all the scores and updates from the Finals of Ultimate Table Tennis 2017 where Falcons T.T.C. square off against Shazé Challengers to win the maiden UTT title.
Ultimate Table Tennis 2017: Shaze Challengers show composure to beat Dabang Smashers, march to final
It all came down to handling the pressure games well and the Challengers showed better composure on the evening as they won several close games that ultimately led to a comfortable-looking scoreline
Ultimate Table Tennis 2017: Consistent Han Ying helps Shaze Challengers overcome Sharath Kamal's heroics
Han Ying was at her consistent best again. The world no nine had not lost a single match leading up to the tie and continued the trend as Archana Kamath of India and her teammate Sofia Polcanova failed to put her under pressure.