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Delhi HC appointed administrators urge table tennis coaches to be objective while making selections
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Delhi HC appointed administrators urge table tennis coaches to be objective while making selections

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

WTT Contender Tunis: G Sathiyan-Harmeet Desai cruise to men's doubles final
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WTT Contender Tunis: G Sathiyan-Harmeet Desai cruise to men's doubles 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.

Asian Table Tennis Championships: Indian women's team loses 1-3 to Japan in quarter-finals
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Asian Table Tennis Championships: Indian women's team loses 1-3 to Japan in quarter-finals

The men's team beat Iran 3-1 in the quarter-finals on Wednesday to assure itself of a maiden medal in the tournament.

Asian Table Tennis Championships: India assured of maiden medal after triumph over Iran
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Asian Table Tennis Championships: India assured of maiden medal after triumph over Iran

The Indians will take on the winners of the South Korea versus Hong Kong match on Friday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: In pandemic-affected year, Sharath Kamal confident of realising 17-year-old dream
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: In pandemic-affected year, Sharath Kamal confident of realising 17-year-old dream

"17 years after my first Olympics at Athens, I have hope that my dream will turn into a reality at Tokyo. I’m as close to making that dream into a reality as I can be,” said Sharath Kamal.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Spurred by heartbreaks of the past, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran eyeing the promise of future
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Spurred by heartbreaks of the past, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran eyeing the promise of future

As he achieved his childhood dream of qualifying for the Olympics, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran could not help but remember the terrible personal tragedy of losing his father and missing out on Rio 2016.

World Singles Qualification Tournament: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee win, Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan bow out
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World Singles Qualification Tournament: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee win, Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan bow out

Four Indians are participating in the ongoing qualification event, where a total of nine (four men and five women) places are up for grabs and scheduled from 14-17 March.

WTT Star Contender Doha: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ahyika Mukherjee make winning starts in qualifying
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WTT Star Contender Doha: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ahyika Mukherjee make winning starts in qualifying

While World No 95 Sutirtha registered a dominating 11-9, 11-3, 11-6 victory over Ala Mohamed of Qatar, World No 131 Ahyika notched up an easy 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 win against Qatar's Maha Faramarzi.

TT Nationals: Manika Batra beats Reeth Rishya to clinch women's singles singles title for second time
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TT Nationals: Manika Batra beats Reeth Rishya to clinch women's singles singles title for second time

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manika Batra, representing PSPB, had won her maiden title in 2015 at Hyderabad Nationals and finished a runner-up at Ranchi in 2017.

International table tennis returns after 238-day COVID-19 hiatus with tournaments in China
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International table tennis returns after 238-day COVID-19 hiatus with tournaments in China

The ITTF, the sport's world governing body, said in September that players would be banned from breathing on balls and there would be no handshakes after matches.

Table tennis player Anthony Amalraj recovers from COVID-19, not planning to join training camp
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Table tennis player Anthony Amalraj recovers from COVID-19, not planning to join training camp

Anthony Amalraj plans to stay at home for at least another month and has not thought about resuming training yet.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran interview: 'I feel like a different player after my training sessions during lockdown'
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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran interview: 'I feel like a different player after my training sessions during lockdown'

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran talks about training against a robot during the first few months of the lockdown, working on his serve-and-receive game, and finding some light even in a dark year.

Indian paddler G Sathiyan signs to play for Sokolow SA Jaroslaw in upcoming Polish Superliga
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Indian paddler G Sathiyan signs to play for Sokolow SA Jaroslaw in upcoming Polish Superliga

G Sathiyan had earlier this year signed to play for Okayama Rivets in the Japanese T-League.

UTT stars Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, former player Neha Aggarwal to extend financial help to 130 members of table tennis fraternity
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UTT stars Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, former player Neha Aggarwal to extend financial help to 130 members of table tennis fraternity

The original goal of the table tennis players was to raise Rs 10 lakh but with Rs 13 lakh coming in, they can now help at least 130.

Manmeet Singh tribute: Stylish and aggressive in playing days, ex-TT national champion was resolute even in fight against ALS
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Manmeet Singh tribute: Stylish and aggressive in playing days, ex-TT national champion was resolute even in fight against ALS

Manmeet Singh tribute: Stylish and aggressive in playing days, ex-TT national champion was resolute even in fight against ALS

Former national table tennis champion Manmeet Singh Walia passes away at 58
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Former national table tennis champion Manmeet Singh Walia passes away at 58

Manmeet was suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a disease that causes motor neuron degeneration, leading to voluntary muscle impairment.

Soon to be 38, Sharath Kamal ready to start 'all over again' after the coronavirus lockdown comes to end
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Soon to be 38, Sharath Kamal ready to start 'all over again' after the coronavirus lockdown comes to end

There's no table tennis training going on for Sharath Kamal during the coronavirus lockdown, for him it's an opportunity to 'make up for lost time' as he deals with the break with a unique perspective

ITTF chief Steve Dainton suggests scrapping of individual world championships
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ITTF chief Steve Dainton suggests scrapping of individual world championships

ITTF chief Steve Dainton has suggested the sport’s annual individual world championships be scrapped, with champions instead decided by the winners of the new “Grand Smash” mega tournaments.

World Table Tennis Championships 2020 postponed until June over coronavirus fears in South Korea
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World Table Tennis Championships 2020 postponed until June over coronavirus fears in South Korea

Next month’s table tennis world championships in South Korea have been postponed until June over health concerns as the east Asian nation grapples with an outbreak of the coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's team's qualification bid ends after defeat to Czech Republic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's team's qualification bid ends after defeat to Czech Republic

The Indian men's table tennis team's quest for an Olympic berth ended in disappointment after it suffered a 1-3 defeat to Czech Republic in a play-off match of the qualifying event