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Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan win silver at ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open

Indian men’s doubles pair-Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan recently won the silver medal at the ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open, held at Budapest. They lost the hard-fought final match to the German pair of Benedikt Duda and Patrick Franziska. In the semi-finals, the Indian duo has defeated top seeds of Hong Kong. Sharath Kamal had ..

Manav Thakkar becomes first Indian to be ranked World No.1 in U-21 Men’s Singles Category

19-year-old Indian table tennis player Manav Thakkar has jumped nine places to become the world number 1 in the Under-21 Men’s single category rankings released by the International Tennis Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday, 3rd January 2020. The updated ranking was released by ITTF on Friday, in which Manav achieved the feat after winning the ..

Dejan Papic appointed as new national coach of Indian table tennis team

Dejan Papic from Canada has been appointed the new national coach of the Indian table tennis team. He accepted the one-year contract that was offered to him by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). He will be paid USD 7000 per month and his contract will be up for renewal after the Tokyo Olympics. The ..

Indian pair of G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj wins bronze at 2019 World Tour Platinum Australian Open

In Table Tennis, the Indian pair of G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj won the bronze at the 2019 World Tour Platinum Australian Open after they went down 12-14, 9-11, 8-11 to top seed Korean pair of Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu in Geelong near Melbourne on July 13. This was India’s first ever medal in ..

Ayhika Mukherjee wins silver at Under-21 Belgium Open

Indian table tennis player Ayhika Mukherjee has won a silver medal in the under-21 women’s singles category of the ITTF Challenge Belgium Open. She lost 1-3 to Korea’s Youjin Kim in the final. In the semifinals, Ayhika had defeated Hong Kong’s Chengzhu Zhu 3-1 to enter the finals. Her compatriots Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty ..

Selena Selvakumar won triple gold at Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship 2017

Young Indian paddler Selena Selvakumar has won triple gold medal at the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship 2017. In the junior girls’ team event, she won singles and doubles gold medal apart from the team championship gold. Selvakumar remained unbeaten throughout the 2017 ITTF World Junior Circuit event.

Quick Fact Sheet : First In India (Male)

No. Name Discipline State/ Domicile 1 Dr. Ramanaidu Daggubati Art Andhra Pradesh 2 Smt. Sreeramamurthy Janaki Art Tamil Nadu 3 Dr. (Smt.) Kanak Rele Art Maharashtra 4 Smt. Sharmila Tagore Art Delhi 5 Dr. (Smt.) Saroja Vaidyanathan Art Delhi 6 Shri Abdul Rashid Khan Art West Bengal 7 Late Rajesh Khanna Art Maharashtra # 8 ..