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Sharath Kamal all for national camps, but with better facilities

  • Top players must attend national camps, but sports body must first provide all facilities before issuing diktats.
India's Sharath Kamal. (Twitter)
India's Sharath Kamal. (Twitter)
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 05:56 PM IST
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By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Olympics: I almost had him- Sharath on pushing mighty Ma Long to limit

  • Seldom one's best performance comes in a losing cause but it is different when one is facing arguably the greatest player of all time.
Olympics: I almost had him- Sharath Kamal (in frame) on pushing mighty Ma Long of China to limit in his 'best' tournament ever.(REUTERS)
Olympics: I almost had him- Sharath Kamal (in frame) on pushing mighty Ma Long of China to limit in his 'best' tournament ever.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 01:08 PM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Sharath Kamal faces TT giant Ma Long in third round

On Tuesday in Tokyo, that player will be Sharath Kamal, the veteran Indian paddler who won his second-round singles match beating Portugal's Tiago Apolonia 4-2 (2-11, 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9) on Monday.
India's Sharath Kamal in action(Twitter)
India's Sharath Kamal in action(Twitter)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 08:34 PM IST
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By Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi

Tokyo Olympics: Paddler Sharath Kamal shares glimpse of athletes village

Upon arriving in Tokyo for the upcoming Olympics, paddler Sharath Kamal on Sunday shared a glimpse of the athletes' village where all the Games-bound participants are staying.
Tokyo Olympics: Paddler Sharath Kamal shares glimpse of athletes village.(SCREENGRAB/INSTAGRAM)
Tokyo Olympics: Paddler Sharath Kamal shares glimpse of athletes village.(SCREENGRAB/INSTAGRAM)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 04:43 PM IST
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Touching 40, India's TT great Sharath Kamal hits peak ahead of Tokyo Olympics

  • Two days before his departure for the Tokyo Games, world number 32 Sharath Kamal finds himself at the peak of his game.
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 07:18 PM IST
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TTFI recommends Sharath Kamal for Khel Ratna Award

India's finest table tennis player Sharath Kamal has been recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the sport's governing body TTFI.
TTFI recommends Sharath Kamal for Khel Ratna Award.(HT FILE)
TTFI recommends Sharath Kamal for Khel Ratna Award.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 05:09 PM IST
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Ahead of Tokyo, more lockdown blues for athletes

  • With less than 80 days to go for the Olympics, India's table tennis contingent is back to figuring out how to train under severe restrictions.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India (File Photo)(Getty Images)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India (File Photo)(Getty Images)
Updated on May 11, 2021 09:52 AM IST
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Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra speed switch boosts Tokyo Olympics medal hope

  • The 38-year-old heads into his fourth Olympics and his young teammate will be taking part in her second Games
File Photo of the pair of Sharath Kamal & Manika Batra (HT)
File Photo of the pair of Sharath Kamal & Manika Batra (HT)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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By Avishek Roy, New Delhi

One of the biggest wins for Manika and me: Sharath after securing Olympics berth

After securing the Olympic berth in the mixed doubles category with Manika Batra, ace India paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal on Saturday termed the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament finals win against the World No 5 Korean pair of Sang-Su Lee and Jihee Jeon as "one of the biggest victories" of the career.
File image of Sharath Kamal(Getty Images)
File image of Sharath Kamal(Getty Images)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra seal mixed doubles spot

Seasoned Sharath shakes off doubts as the Indian pair rallies to beat superior Korean rivals in the Asian qualification tournament final at Doha, Qatar
File Photo of Sharath Kamal (right) and Manika Batra in action.(AFP)
File Photo of Sharath Kamal (right) and Manika Batra in action.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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ANI | By Rutvick Mehta

EXCLUSIVE - Expecting this to be my best-ever Olympics: Sharath Kamal

  • Veteran India paddler Sharath Kamal expressed satisfaction upon qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, saying he is back to hitting top gear again.
Tokyo 2021 will be Sharath Kamal's fifth Olympic Games. (Sharath Kamal/Instagram.)
Tokyo 2021 will be Sharath Kamal's fifth Olympic Games. (Sharath Kamal/Instagram.)
Updated on Mar 20, 2021 03:25 PM IST
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By Shivansh Gupta, New Delhi

Sharath Kamal qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Taking to Twitter, Kamal shared the news and wrote, "Very happy to have qualified for my 4th Olympic Games, in men's singles. Focused now on the mixed doubles qualification which is still underway here in Doha."
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
Published on Mar 18, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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Indian challenge in Doha ends with Sharath Kamal's loss in pre-quarters

Sharath showed consistency in the first game against Dmitrij, who recently won the WTT Contenders title, and came close. But he could never get under the skin of a man who was in superb form.
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
Published on Mar 10, 2021 08:10 PM IST
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Sharath Kamal loses in pre-quarters, India's campaign over at WTT Contender Doha

The World No. 32 Sharath, who was playing his first international tournament after a year's break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, couldn't gain momentum despite showing good resistance in the latter part of the match against the higher-ranked Yun-Ju.
Sharath Kamal Achanta of India(Getty Images)
Sharath Kamal Achanta of India(Getty Images)
Published on Mar 04, 2021 08:49 PM IST
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TT ace Sharath Kamal organises camp for elite players

With the national camp for the core table tennis players in Sonepat having ended on December 8 and nothing to look forward to after that, India’s top paddler Sharath Kamal took it upon himself to assemble a group of players in one city and train.
Sharath Kamal Achanta of India competes against Maharu Yoshimura of Japan during day two of the ITTF-Asian Table Tennis Championships at Among Raga Stadium.(Getty Images)
Sharath Kamal Achanta of India competes against Maharu Yoshimura of Japan during day two of the ITTF-Asian Table Tennis Championships at Among Raga Stadium.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 10:03 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta

Sharath Kamal’s Germany stint put off due to visa issue

With an aim to prepare and get into top shape ahead of the Olympic qualifiers early next year in the build-up to the postponed Tokyo Olympics in July-August, India’s top-ranked table tennis player was looking to fly to Germany this month after being part of the national camp since October end.
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 07:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta

COVID Impact: TTFI planning National Meet with only singles events unless ‘vaccine’ out in market

In its bid to organise an event in bio-secure environment with least health safety concerns, the TTFI doesn’t want to conduct doubles, mixed doubles and team events to avoid close contact among the players.
File image of Table Tennis.(Getty)
File image of Table Tennis.(Getty)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 05:18 PM IST
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India’s Table tennis stars to extend help to 130 fraternity members after raising more than Rs 10 lakh

Promoters of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) league, Vita Dani and Niraj Bajaj, have also made a contribution. Financial help will be provided to players, coaches and umpires who have been hit hard by the financial impact of the pandemic.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 09:58 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Sharath, Sathiyan join forces to raise funds for TT community dealing with crisis

Chennai lads Sharath and Sathiyan, along with 2008 Beijing Olympian Neha Aggarwal from Delhi, have joined forces to raise R10 lakh to financially support 100 people whose daily bread solely depends on table tennis.
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 11:24 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta

India’s top Table Tennis players not ready for training camp before August

“We can start in the first week of August, that too depending on the situation at that point of time. All of us are on the same page that it is unsafe to travel anytime soon. The cases continue to rise,” said world number 31 Sharath.
Sharath Kamal Achanta of India(Getty Images)
Sharath Kamal Achanta of India(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 11:30 PM IST
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Will have time to get form, fitness and touch back: Sharath Kamal

In these troubled times, Sharath Kamal is helping young TT players to in staying calm and maintain focus
Sharath Kamal in action(Getty Images)
Sharath Kamal in action(Getty Images)
Updated on May 28, 2020 06:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Ajai Masand

Table Tennis national camp proposal resisted by players

The TTFI sent an email to some players on Tuesday seeking their view on the possibility of a national camp next month for India’s top eight male and female players, along with their coaches, shortlisting a few cities for the same.
50th Inter district championship 81st Maharashtra State Table Tennis Championship,(HT PHOTO)
50th Inter district championship 81st Maharashtra State Table Tennis Championship,(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 27, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta

SAI announces norms to resume sports training after lockdown

Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju announced that sports facilities are open again. “Khelo India Phir Se. All stadia and sports complexes are open again.
Students giving trails at Stadium’s multi-purpose hall conducted by Sports Authority of India in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)
Students giving trails at Stadium’s multi-purpose hall conducted by Sports Authority of India in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 21, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Avishek Roy

Sharath Kamal becomes highest-ranked Indian paddler

Riding on the title winning performance at the Oman Open last month, Sharath has taken a leap of seven spots to claim the 31st position.
File image of Sharath Kamal.(Getty Images)
File image of Sharath Kamal.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Sharath Kamal ends decade long title drought, clinches Oman Open

Sharath Kamal defeated the top seed Marcos Freitas from Portugal 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 17-15 to win Oman Open title.
File photo of Sharath Kamal.(File)
File photo of Sharath Kamal.(File)
Updated on Mar 15, 2020 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant & Rutvick Mehta

Sharath-Sathiyan pair storms into ITTF Hungary Open final

In a hard-fought five-setter, the Indian qualifiers won 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 4-11, 11-9 and earned a meeting with the second-seeded pair of Duda Benedikt and Franziska Patrick from Germany in the final
File image: Sharath Achanta and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran(Getty Images)
File image: Sharath Achanta and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Indian TT teams falter in Tokyo Olympic qualifiers

However, they still have a chance to qualify as the eight losing teams will now play another knock-out to decide on the one remaining spot each in men and women’s competitions for the Olympics.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran.(Getty Images)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Indian table tennis teams a win away from securing Olympic berths

It was Sharath Kamal and Harmeet Desai who helped India to get a winning start, beating Gilles Michely and Eric Glod 11-9, 16-14, 11-6 in the opening doubles.
File image of Sharath Kamal(Getty Images)
File image of Sharath Kamal(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 03:54 PM IST
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Indian men’s TT team primed to create history at Olympic qualifiers

In the past games, Indian players have played only in individual events but now three of them being in top-100 shows the rapid strides India has taken at the highest level.
File image of India paddler Sharath Kamal Achanta.(Getty Images)
File image of India paddler Sharath Kamal Achanta.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 06:52 PM IST
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Sharath Kamal-G Sathiyan storm into men’s doubles quarters of Asian Table Tennis

The Indian duo beat Murtadha and Rashed 11-8 11-6 11-3 in a lop-sided affair. In the quarterfinals, Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal will be up against Chinese pair of Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan.
File image of Sharath Kamal.(Getty Images)
File image of Sharath Kamal.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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