Table Tennis

  • Sharath to lead India at Tokyo world championships 11-03-2014 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: Ace paddler Sharath Kamal will lead the 10-member Indian contingent including five women in the World Table Tennis championships to be held in Tokyo from April 28 to May 5. Members of the men's team include Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty besides world no....
  • Lusofonia Games: India claim 3 gold medals in table tennis 23-01-2014 07:12 PM

    Panaji: Indian paddlers did the country proud as they claimed three more gold medals to finish with six out of seven on offer in the 3rd edition of Lusofonia Games at Peddem ground in Mapusa. With this, India, who put up their best performance so far, took their total medals...
  • Lusofonia Games: Indian women bag maiden table tennis gold 20-01-2014 10:29 PM

    Panaji: Indian women on Monday defeated Portugal 3-0 to bag gold medal in table tennis match at ongoing Lusofonia games. India have won all the league matches in the tournament. Portugal and Sri Lanka had to settle for silver and bronze medals,respectively. For India, three-time national champion Shamini Kumarsen, current...
  • Indian paddlers on track for team gold at Lusofonia Games 20-01-2014 05:26 PM

    Panaji: India's men and women paddlers kept a clean slate at the ongoing table tennis events of the third Lusofonia Games here Monday. In the stage 1 group league, India defeated Macau 3-0 in third round after having accounted for Angola Sunday in the five-team group, which is played on...
  • Sharath Kamal accorded top rank in mens TT national 11-01-2014 07:42 AM

    Top-ranked paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal, who was at the sixth position in the seeding list at the Raipur nationals last year, was on Friday given the no 1 spot on the basis of world ranking points in the men's singles of 75th Senior National Table Tennis Championships in Patna. The...
  • PSPB men and women in national table tennis finals 08-01-2014 10:10 PM

    Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) men and women entered the finals of the team championships underlining their supremacy yet again in the 75th Senior National Table Tennis Championships at the Patliputra Sports Complex in Patna onWednesday. All semi-finals never rose to any dizzy height with a similar 3-0 score line...
  • 75th national Table Tennis championship begins today at Pataliputra Sports Complex 07-01-2014 09:09 AM

    Top paddlers of the country, includingSharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, K. Shamini, Mouma Das, NehaAgrawal will be seen in action in Patna in the 75th SeniorNational and Inter-State Table Tennis Championship at thePataliputra Sports Complex in Patna from Tuesday. About 600 players from 32 states and Union Territories(UTs), besides two institutional...
  • China's Liu Shiwen wins her third TT World Cup 24-09-2013 02:40 PM

    Kobe (Japan): Chinese paddler Liu Shiwen clinched her third women's table tennis World Cup after beating team-mate Wu Yang in four sets. The world No.1 ranked player triumphed 11-3, 11-7, 11-7, 11-2 Monday, reports Xinhua. She won the World Cup in Guangzhou in 2009 and in Huangshi one year ago....
  • Squash player Kush wins first gold medal for India at AYG 19-08-2013 10:53 PM

    Nanjing (China): Teen sensation Kush Kumar made the whole country proud as he won India's first gold medal at the second Asian Youth Games after defeating Malaysia's Mohammad Syafiq Mohd Kamal in the men's singles squash competition on Monday. Chennai-lad Kush won 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7 against the Malaysian in...
  • Paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh, Manika Batra win titles in Brazil Open 11-08-2013 01:42 PM

    Santos, Brazil: India celebrated a rare moment of success in international table tennis as Soumyajit Ghosh clinched the Under-21 men's title, while Manika Batra bagged the Under-21 women's trophy at the GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour Brazil Open in Santos. After Manika accounted for host nation's Caroline Kumahara 11-5,...
  • Desai, Manika, Ankita enter Brazil Open semi-finals 10-08-2013 05:53 PM

    New Delhi Indians continued to impress with three paddlers in both men's and women's categories entering the semi-finals of the ITTF World Tour Brazil Open at Santos on Saturday. While Harmeet Desai got the better of Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 4-3 (11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 5-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9) in a tough...
  • SAI recommends Lim, Engel for archery, TT coach's job 08-08-2013 06:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India has recommended Lim Chae Woong and Peter Engel's names for appointment as Archery and Table Tennis national team coaches, respectively. Korean Lim has been working with the national squad since 2002, but he is employed with the Army Sports Institute Pune, while the...
  • Paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal aims top-30 ranking 31-07-2013 07:18 PM

    New Delhi: Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal feels his stint with Borussia Dsseldorf, the premier German club, will help him gradually improve his standings and break into the top-30 of the world rankings. Sharath will be plying his trade with the German club for the 2013-14 season, featuring alongside world...
  • India sweep team event gold medals in Asian Junior TT 21-07-2013 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: Indian paddlers expectedly swept all the four team gold medals on offer on the second day of the South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships here Sunday. Sri Lanka finished behind India by winning the four silver medals, while the bronze were shared by Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. Bhutan...
  • India to host Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships in 2014 18-07-2013 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: India will host the 2014 Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships in Bangalore. The decision was taken at an Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) meeting which coincided with the senior Asian Championships in Busan earlier this month. "It was decided that the next Asian Juniors will take place in...
  • India's campaign ends in Asian TT championship 06-07-2013 09:27 PM

    Busan: India's challenge in the Asian Table Tennis Championships ended today after four male paddlers, including Achanta Sharath Kamal, failed to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles competition, here Saturday. Sharath Kamal (68) was comprehensively beaten by 44th ranked Chinese Zhou Yu in four games at Sajik Gymnasium...
  • Ankita Das loses in Asian TT Championships pre-quarters 06-07-2013 12:55 PM

    Busan, South Korea: The Indian challenge in women's singles came to an end at the Asian Table Tennis Championships with Olympian Ankita Das joining the ranks of defeated compatriots K Shamini and Mouma Das at the Sajik Gymnasium on Friday. Ankita, who gave a great push to Indian table tennis...
  • Ankita, Mouma, Shamini out of Asian TT singles 05-07-2013 08:24 PM

    Korea: Olympian Ankita Das lost to China's Chen Meng 0-4 in the pre-quarters while national champion K Shamini and seasoned Mouma Das made third round exits as the Indian challenge in the women's singles event came to end at the Asian TT Championships, here on Friday. Coming off from a...
  • Mouma, Shamini, Ankita enter 3rd round in Asian TT 04-07-2013 10:25 PM

    Busan: National champion K Shamini, veteran Mouma Das and Olympian Ankita Das entered the third round from their respective quarters in the women's singles event at the Asian Table Tennis Championships here on Friday. However, it was curtains for Delhi girl Neha Aggarwal and Maharashtra's Madhurika Patkar. On a day...
  • Indian men finish seventh in Asian TT 03-07-2013 08:56 PM

    Busan: Ace paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal led from the front as India defeated Iran 3-1 to finish seventh in the team event of the Asian Championships here on Wednesday. In the 7th-8th position playoff, Sharath Kamal (68) pipped 44th-ranked Iranian Noshad Alamiyan in a keenly contested match to help India...
  • Indian women team finish 8th in Asian TT Championships 02-07-2013 11:42 PM

    Korea: Indian women finished a disappointing eighth after losing to Malaysia 1-3 in the team's event while male paddlers went down 2-3 against Singapore in the Asian TT Championships on Tuesday. The Indian women did not show enough stomach for a fight and lost their 7th-8th play-off match to their...
  • Peter Karlsson boost for young Indian TT players 26-06-2013 09:23 PM

    The former world table tennis champion was at a training camp for younsters in Mumbai and was impressed with their show. ...
  • Soumyajit Ghosh-Harmeet Desai's run ends, Sharath Kamal too exits 22-06-2013 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: Paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai's surge in the men's doubles event of the Japan Open came to an end on Saturday after the pair lost their quarter-final match to local pair of Jin Ueda and Maharu Yoshimura, in Yokohama. The young Indian pair failed to counter the...
  • Indian paddlers enter Japan Open quarters 21-06-2013 05:35 PM

    Yokohoma: Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai became the first Indian pair to enter the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Japan Open Super Series here Friday. The pair defeated Swedish duo of Kristain Karlsson and Mattias Karlsson 3-2 (11-8, 2-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9) in an intense pre-quarter-final battle that lasted half...
  • India may get German Table Tennis coach 19-06-2013 07:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) is likely to appoint Germany's Peter Engel as the head coach of the national team. The position has been lying vacant since the 2012 London Olympics. Engel is currently in charge of the Spanish women's team and is expected to come...
  • Neha Aggarwal loses, Indian campaign in China Super Series ends 14-06-2013 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: India's campaign ended at the China Open Super Series after paddler Neha Aggarwal lost to Viktoria Pavlovich 0-4 in the women's singles event in Changchun on Friday. Aggarwal (373) proved no match for the world number 13 from Belarus and surrendered meekly 7-11, 7-11, 1-11, 6-11 in the...
  • Neha advances to main draw of China Open 13-06-2013 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: Indian paddler Neha Aggarwal on Thursday entered the main draw of women's singles competition in the China Open Super Series at Changchun, while Achanta Sharath Kamal failed to make the cut in the men's section. Despite going down fighting to Wing Nam NG (79) of Hong Kong 3-4...
  • Sharath stretches world No.5 Timo Boll in World TT 17-05-2013 08:32 PM

    Paris: Sharath Kamal took a game off World No.5 Timo Boll before going down 1-4 in the men's singles second round at the World Table Tennis Championships here, ending the Indian challenge in the mega event. Germany's Timo Boll got the better of Sharath 9-11, 12-10, 11-1, 11-5, 11-2 in...
  • Sharath Kamal advances to round two at World TT 15-05-2013 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: Achantha Sharath Kamal advanced to the second round of men's singles while all his Indian team-mates bowed out of individual events at the World Table Tennis Championships in Paris on Wednesday. Sharath Kamal registered a 11-7 11-5 8-11 11-8 5-11 11-9 win over Spain's Carlos Machado in his...
  • Top seed Ding in Round 2 of World TT 15-05-2013 08:44 PM

    Paris: Top seed and defending champion Ding Ning of China breezed past Dederko Zhenhua of Australia 4-0 to reach the second round of the World Table Tennis Championships here Wednesday. Ding, also the London Olympics silver medallist, beat the 220th-ranked Dederko 11-6, 11-2, 11-5, 11-3, reports Xinhua. Third seed Li...