Table Tennis News
From fitness to power, table tennis star G Sathiyan is sweating it out on various fronts to be a better version of himself.
Deenadayalan Vishwa, 18-year-old top Tamil Nadu table tennis player, dies in road accident enroute Shillong for competition
D. Vishwa was part of the Tamizhaga Table Tennis Association (TTTA) State men's team who were on their way to take part in the 83rd Senior National and Inter-State table tennis championships to be held in Meghalaya, Shillong
Sharath Kamal failed to up the ante from an advantageous position in the sixth game and went down fighting 3-4 (5-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 9-11 in the semi-finals of the men's singles against Yuan Licen of China.
The second-seeded Japanese pair of Hina Hayata and Mima Ito needed just 25 minutes to dispose of the Indian duo 11-7, 11-4, 11-8 to enter the semifinals.
Sathiyan began his men's singles campaign on a winning note when he beat Peng Yew En Koen of Chinese Taipei 11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8 in the first round on Saturday.
Gita Mittal and the two other members, Chetan Mittal and SD Mudgil, were appointed by the Delhi High Court to run TTFI after the federation was suspended earlier this month
In 2021, Manika Batra and G Sathiyan won the World Table Tennis Contenders title in Budapest.
Keen to prepare for the Paris Olympics in best possible way, Sathiyan has signed with top tier French Pro A league club, Jura Morez Tennis de Table, for the 2022-23 season.
The Haryana girl fought hard against her Romanian opponent Elena Zaharia before losing 11-9 9-11 10-12 11-13 in the semis.
ITTF table tennis tournament: Hansini Mathan Rajan beats Tokyo Olympics' youngest athlete Hend Zaza to win title
Playing in the U-12 category, the reigning cadet national champion outplayed Zaza 11-6, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6 in the final played on 14 December.
Manika and Archana Kamath defeated Hungary's Dora Madarasz and Georgina Pota 11-4 11-9 6-11 11-7 in the women's doubles round of 16 here on Friday
World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal ousted from singles; G Sathiyan enters second round
Gnanasekaran emerged as the lone Indian to win the men's singles first round match.
China's Lin Gaoyuan will play with the American Lily Zhang while Wang Manyu will join forces with Kanak Jha in the mixed doubles at the tournament this week, the International Table Tennis Federation said
High Court constitutes 3-member panel under ex-SC judge to probe Manika Batra's allegation of match-fixing
Batra, who was left out of the Indian contingent for the Asian Table Tennis Championships, had moved the court earlier this year alleging that the national coach Soumyadeep Roy pressurised her to throw away an Olympic qualifier match in favour of one of his trainees.
The court said that while the Centre made observations concerning certain aspects of the sports body, it failed to consider the complaint of Batra in its inquiry.
The high court was hearing a petition by Batra seeking quashing of rules mandating compulsory attendance at the National Coaching Camp for selection in international events.
In the singles competition, Manika Batra won a bronze medal after losing to Wang Yidi of China by 2-4 in the semi-finals.
Sathiyan and Desai beat the French duo Emmanual Lebesson and Alexandre Cassin 11-9 4-11 11-9 11-6 in the final.
In the mixed doubles event, Sathiyan and Manika Batra lost 2-3 to Emmanual Lebesson and Jia Nan Yuan in the semi-final. Sathiyan also went down in straight games against Dang Qiu in the men's singles quarter-finals.
The other Indian who achieved the feat was Manav Thakkar, who became the World No 1 in the Under-21 category in January 2020.