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Higher And Stronger, India's Olympic Medallists Make Their New Year 2022 Wishes

Jan 01, 2022 Aditya Kumar

After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.

2021 World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra Stars, India Eye Historic Medals

Nov 27, 2021 PTI

India reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in mixed and women’s doubles events. Bronze medals to be awarded to all the losing semifinalists.

World Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan Beats Vladimir Sidorenko To Enter Round Of 32

G Sathiyan defeated Russia's Vladimir Sidorenko 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 in the round of 64 of the World Table Tennis Championships. Sathiyan had earlier beaten Yaroslav Zhmudenko in his opening round.

Asian Table Tennis Championships: India Men Settle For Bronze After Loss To South Korea

Oct 01, 2021 PTI

The Indian team was already assured of a medal after beating Iran 3-1 in the quarterfinals. Both the semifinalists secure a bronze.

Asian Championships: India Assured Of Maiden Table Tennis Medal, Thanks To Achanta Sharath Kamal

Sharath defeated Iranian Nima Alamiyan to open the account before getting better of Noshad, also of Iran, in his reverse singles to seal India's fate.

15 September, 2021

Disciplined? TTFI Leaves Out Star Manika Batra From India's Asian Championships Squad


In the absence of Batra, 97th-ranked Sutirtha Mukherjee will lead the women’s team which also includes Ayhika Mukherjee and Archana Kamath.

27 July, 2021

Sharath Kamal Takes A Game Off Chinese Table Tennis Great Ma Long Before Bowing Out Of Tokyo Olympics


With the defeat, India's challenge has ended in table tennis at the Tokyo Games. Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee and G Sathiyan have all exited

26 July, 2021

Sharath Kamal Advances To 3rd Round In Tokyo Olympics; Faces Table Tennis Great Ma Long Next


Sharath struggled in the first game but pulled himself up just in time to win 2-11 11-8 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-9 in the 49-minute second-round contest

25 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Live Streaming, India's Full Schedule On Day 4 (July 26) - A Historic Day For Fencer Bhavani Devi

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India will be looking to win their second medal at Tokyo Olympics on Day 4 on Monday. All eyes on shooters and archers

23 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics, Table Tennis Preview: Can India Do The Unthinkable Again?


Asian Games may have the presence of continental powerhouses like China, Korea and Japan but the Olympics are a different ball game altogether

21 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Indian Table Tennis Stars Handed Tough Draws


Manika Batra, ranked 62, though got an easy women's singles first round where she will face Great Britain's Ho Tin-Tin, ranked 32 places below her

15 July, 2021

India's TT Great Sharath Kamal Hits Peak Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics


Sharath has missed only one Olympic Games (London 2012) since his debut at Athens in 2004. Every time he has been a part of the sporting extravaganza, he has gained something

30 June, 2021

National Sports Awards: TTFI Recommends Table Tennis Star Sharath Kamal For Khel Ratna


Sharath Kamal, who is set to compete in his fourth Olympics, had become the first Indian paddler to get the Padma Shri in 2019

07 June, 2021

Table Tennis Body Olympic Preparation Camp Goes Haywire As Top Players Prefer To Train Individually


The four Tokyo-bound players - Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee - have been restricted to individual training since qualifying in March.

28 April, 2021

Sharath Kamal Says, 'Not Best Way To Prepare For Tokyo Olympics Amidst COVID But Won't Be Under-prepared'


Gearing up for his fourth Olympics, Sharath said he is "mentally better" as compared to last year when India was hit by COVID-19 for the first time.

20 March, 2021

Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra Seal Tokyo Olympic Berth In Mixed Doubles After Winning Asian Qualification Event


Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra had already secured their singles berth and will now also compete as a doubles pair at the delayed Tokyo Games

18 March, 2021

Sharath Kamal, Sutirtha Mukherjee Qualify For Tokyo Olympics


The win over Pakistan's Muhammad Rameez ensured at least a second-place finish for Sharath Kamal and it was enough to secure a spot in the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games

16 April, 2020

ITTF Rankings: Sharath Kamal Is Highest-ranked Indian Again At 31, Suthirtha Mukherjee Breaks Into Top-100


The jump in the rankings comes after Sharath Kamal's triumph at the Oman Open last month, when he won his first ITTF title in 10 years

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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