Table Tennis

  • India to part ways with foreign TT coach after Asian Games 6 days ago

    New Delhi: German coach Peter Engel's year-old stint with the struggling Indian table tennis team will end with the Asian Games 2014, TTFI secretary general Dhanraj Choudhary said on Saturday. Choudhary said Engel's removal is part of the way-forward strategy post India's worst performance at the Commonwealth Games, where it managed...
  • Table tennis doubles to get equal attention after CWG debacle August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of India's worst performance at the Commonwealth Games, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) in agreement with the sports ministry has decided to treat doubles at par with singles. India failed to win a medal in team championships for the first time at the Games...
  • CWG 2014: Paddlers Sharath-Amalraj, discus thrower Seema Punia win silver medals for India on Day 9 August 2, 2014

    Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis while Seema Punia won in women's discuss throw in the Commonwealth Games 2014 on Friday. Sharath, three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Amalraj lost 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11 in 33 minutes to the...
  • CWG 2014: Indian paddlers Sharath Kamal-Anthony Amalraj settle for silver August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis after they lost 1-3 to Singapore's Hu Li and Ning Gao in the title clash of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday. Sharath, three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Amalraj lost 111-8,...
  • CWG 2014: Sharath Kamal enters men's doubles final, singles semis August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal still remains India's brightest table tennis star among all the other paddlers as he led from the front to come out on top in both singles and doubles categories at the Commowealth Games on Friday. To start with, Sharath and Anthony Amalraj earned a facile 11-7,...
  • CWG 2014: Sharath Kamal-Anthony Amalraj reach TT men's doubles final August 1, 2014

    Indian paddlers Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj reached the final of the men's doubles event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, securing a minimum silver medal on Friday. It was a facile win for the Indian pair, who beat Singapore's Zi Yang and Jian Khan 11-7, 12-10, 11-3 in a little over...
  • CWG 2014: Shamini-Madhurika win in table tennis women's doubles August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: In a mixed start to the day for Indian paddlers, Shamini Kumaresan and Madhurika Patkar won their third round women's doubles match but there was some disappointment as the pair of Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak lost to their Malaysian opponents at the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Friday. It was...
  • CWG 2014: Sharath Kamal-Amalraj in semi-finals of Glasgow Games August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: India's men's doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj made it to the semi-finals beating England's Danny Reed and Sam Walker in the table tennis quarter-final in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here on Thursday. Sharath Kamal and Amalraj won 12-10, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 6 July 30, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live updates) Day 5 Round-up: 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai kept his reputation intact by clinching the gold medal while the seasoned Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each as shooters continued their heroics to add three more medals to India's...
  • CWG 2014: Indian paddlers lose men's team bronze playoff July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: India's men paddlers suffered a disappointing finish in the team bronze medal playoff, losing to Nigeria 1-3 at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. India, who had won the bronze in the same category four years ago at home in New Delhi, started well by winning the first singles match but...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 5 July 29, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live updates) Day 4 Round-up: It was double delight for India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's weightlifting as Sathish Sivalingam won the gold and Ravi Katulu the silver. Shooters Shreyasi Singh and Mohammed Asab clinched the double trap silver and the bronze,...
  • CWG 2014: Indian paddlers to face Nigeria for bronze July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: India lost 1-3 to England in the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's team table tennis semi-final and will have to be content with playing for the bronze medal against Nigeria. The country's top singles player Achanta Sharath Kamal was shocked by an energetic Liam Pitchford, who is ranked five places below,...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women paddlers miss out on bronze July 27, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian women paddlers lost their 2014 Commonwealth Games team bronze medal match to Australia 1-3 at the Scotstoun Table Tennis Centre on Sunday. After taking a 2-1 lead, 2010 silver medallists India lost the next two ties - doubles and singles - to return home empty-handed. India's Shamini Kumaresan lost the...
  • CWG 2014: Indian men's paddlers win, women lose in Glasgow July 27, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian men's paddlers won their quarter-final match at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday, while the women's team lost their semi-final. Indian men defeated Scotland 3-0 and will now take on England in the semi-final on Sunday. Meanwhile Indian women, silver medallists four years ago at home, lost their semi-final to...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women paddlers lose, face Australia for team bronze July 27, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's table tennis team failed to qualify for the summit clash in the Commonwealth Games as they lost their semi-final match 1-3 to defending champions Singapore at the Scotstoun Sports Campus on Saturday. In the first singles, Tianwei Feng defeated Shamini Kumaresan 3-0 (11-1, 13-11, 11-5) but Manika...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's table tennis team in semis July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's table tennis team beat New Zealand 3-0 to proceed to the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. In the doubles, Madhurika Patkar and Shamini Kumaresan beat Yang Sun and Karen Li with the same scoreline of 11-8 in all three games to give India the 1-0...
  • CWG 2014: Indian men, women TT teams win at Glasgow July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian men and women table tennis teams notched up wins in their respective pool matches of the 20th Commonwealth Games being held at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here on Friday. While the men defeated Guyana 3-0 in Pool C, the women thrashed Kenya with the same scoreline in Pool D. In...
  • CWG 2014: Indian TT teams off to solid start in Glasgow July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian men and women's table tennis team made a comfortable start at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, defeating Vanuatu and Barbados respectively at the Scotstoun Sports Campus on Thursday. The women's team, surprise silver medallists in Delhi four years ago, blanked Barbados 3-0 courtesy a clinical performance by Shamini Kumaresan, Manika...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow July 25, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • CWG 2014: Indian paddlers will find it tough to better Delhi medal haul July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian table tennis team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games will find it tough to match the record medal tally of the Delhi edition. India, who won five medals including a gold and silver in Delhi four years ago, begin their challenge with the team championships beginning on Thursday. The Indian...
  • CWG 2014: Indian paddlers have to punch above their weight July 21, 2014

    Glasgow: After an impressive showing in the last two Commonwealth Games, where they won eight medals, India's table tennis players may find it difficult to repeat the performance at the 2014 edition, starting on Wednesday. Four years ago in Delhi, India recorded their best ever medal haul with one gold,...
  • It would be tough for India to match 2010 CWG tally: TT coach July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India's foreign table tennis coach Peter Engel says he expects three medals from his wards at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, two less than the record five the squad managed at home in Delhi four years ago. Engel, who took charge last October, said his assessment is based on current...
  • Table Tennis: Anthony Amalraj loses at Korea Open Table Tennis June 13, 2014

    The Indian campaign at the ITTF World Tour Korea Open ended after Anthony Amalraj lost to Frenchman Tristan Flore in the round of 32 at the Incheon City today. Amalraj, who won 4-3 (11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9) against his Korean rival Hyundeok Seo found the French a tough nut...
  • China win men's table tennis team championship May 5, 2014

    Defending champions China beat Germany 3-1 to win the men's title at the table tennis team world championships on Monday. Ma Long beat Timo Boll 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 in the opening match, but Dimitrij Ovtcharov pulled Germany level with a 13-11, 11-8, 11-6 win over Zhang Jike at the Yoyogi Gymnasium. Xu...
  • Women paddlers fail to make world semi-final May 3, 2014

    Tokyo: India's women bowed out of the World Team Table Tennis championships after they lost 1-3 against Brazil in the quarter-finals here on Saturday. After a brilliant performance in group events of Stage 1 in second division, the Indian girls were expected to give some fight in the knockout stage, but...
  • Indian men bow out of World Table Tennis Championships May 2, 2014

    India's men bowed out of the World Team Table Tennis Championships after they were blanked out by Egypt 0-3 in Stage 2 of the second division here today. This would mean that the men's team, which had finished 27th in the last world championships two years ago in Germany, will end...
  • World TT: Indian women earn direct quarter-final berth May 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Indian women topped their group to secure a direct entry into the quarter-finals while the men will fight it out in the round of 16 after finishing third in their group in the second division of the World Team Table Tennis Championships here on Thursday. The women got past Bulgaria...
  • Table Tennis: Indian women beat Italy, men lose against same rivals April 30, 2014

    India's women paddlers maintained their good form as they brushed aside the Italian challenge with a 3-1 victory while the men's team lost 2-3 against same rivals in the Stage-I of the 2nd division group matches at the World Table Tennis Championships. In the women's tie, K Shamini laboured a lot...
  • India record second straight win in World Table Tennis Championships April 29, 2014

    Tokyo: Indian men outplayed Australia while the women fought hard to beat Nigeria on day two of the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Tuesday. The men's team eased past Australia 3-0 in Group F and women got the better of Portugal 3-1 in Group G. The Indian teams play Iran and...