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Achanta Sharath Kamal

India's most experienced paddler is a man on a mission. The 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympian has to carry the team on his shoulders at the third pavilion of Riocentro from August 6-17. Sharath Kamal has been doing extremely well in the international circuit after missing the bus in London four years back. The Arjuna awardee is the first Indian to win a singles title on the ITTF Pro Tour. An untimely knee injury in 2015 delayed his Olympic qualification till April this year. But the 33-year-old table tennis star booked his place in the biggest sporting event of the world after winning a gold in the men's singles final of the Stage 2 event at the Asian Olympic tournament.
Asian Cup 2017 Table Tennis Preview
Asian Cup 2017 Table Tennis Preview
FAN Zhengdong & Liu Shiwen to lead a bunch of players in Asian Cup TT while Indian interest rests on Sharath Kamal, Harmeet and Manika
India rise to No. 15 in the men’s team table tennis rankings
India rise to No. 15 in the men’s team table tennis rankings
India now has one of the strongest batches of men's players.
Oilmax Stag Yoddhas defeat RP-SG Mavericks 16-11
Oilmax Stag Yoddhas defeat RP-SG Mavericks 16-11
On Monday, DHFL Maharashtra United will meet Shazé Challengers in their fourth round encounter.
RP-SG Mavericks edge out Dabang Smashers T.T.C in a close tie
RP-SG Mavericks edge out Dabang Smashers T.T.C in a close tie
The action now moves to Delhi on Friday.
Par Gerell, Wu Yang and Sanil Shetty star in Falcons TTC's win over RP-SG Mavericks
Par Gerell, Wu Yang and Sanil Shetty star in Falcons TTC's win over RP-SG Mavericks
The Falcons started their UTT campaign with a 15-12 win over the RP-SG.
Falcons TTC to take on RP-SG Mavericks on the inaugural day of CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis
Falcons TTC to take on RP-SG Mavericks on the inaugural day of CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis
Both teams are equally poised with experience and youth in their ranks.
Would've stayed back in India if the Ultimate Table Tennis had started 15 years ago, says Sharath Kamal
Would've stayed back in India if the Ultimate Table Tennis had started 15 years ago, says Sharath Kamal
Sharath Kamal, along with a few other participating stars of the Ceat UTT, spoke at length ahead of the inaugural edition.
Ultimate Table Tennis Inaugural edition: 48 players drafted into six franchises
Ultimate Table Tennis Inaugural edition: 48 players drafted into six franchises
World No.7 Wong Chun Ting will play for Maharashtra United while India No.1 Sharath Kamal will represent RP-SG Mavericks.
Indian pair make history at World TT Championships
Indian pair make history at World TT Championships
Mouma Das and Manika Batra became the first Indians to reach the quarter-finals of the World Table Tennis Championships.
Five players to watch out for at the Seamaster ITTF World Tour India Open
Five players to watch out for at the Seamaster ITTF World Tour India Open
The list includes a 14-year old prodigy along with a 40-year old veteran
Current system makes athletes beg for recognition, says Sharath Kamal
Current system makes athletes beg for recognition, says Sharath Kamal
The two-time CWG gold medallist was shocked at learning that Pankaj Advani was not considered for the Padma Bhushan.
Paddler Sathiyan lashes out at state of sport in the country
Paddler Sathiyan lashes out at state of sport in the country
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) There is a "complete lack of system" in Indian sports, says Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, the wiry table tennis player from ...
Sushil Kumar and Pankaj Advani recommended for Padma Bhushan
Sushil Kumar and Pankaj Advani recommended for Padma Bhushan
Jitu Rai and Achanta Sharath Kamal are in contention for Padma Shri.
Lack of national pride or insufficient government support? Analyzing why India can't produce successful Olympic table tennis stars
Lack of national pride or insufficient government support? Analyzing why India can't produce successful Olympic table tennis stars
Table tennis, a sport with intense drama, needs media attention and a touch glamour.
Rio Olympics 2016 Day 1 India results and round-up: Sania and Paes crash out, hockey team and rower Dattu Bhokanal excel
Rio Olympics 2016 Day 1 India results and round-up: Sania and Paes crash out, hockey team and rower Dattu Bhokanal excel
Here's how India performed on the first day of Rio 2016.
Rio Olympics 2016 Table Tennis India schedule: Dates, matches and timings in IST
Rio Olympics 2016 Table Tennis India schedule: Dates, matches and timings in IST
All you need to know about when the Indian paddlers will be competing at Rio 2016
Rio Olympics 2016: Analysing the table tennis draw for Indian paddlers and their possible knockout opponents
Rio Olympics 2016: Analysing the table tennis draw for Indian paddlers and their possible knockout opponents
The Indian paddlers have a tough draw to navigate in Rio 2016
From almost quitting the sport to leading the Indian TT contingent at Rio Olympics: The inspiring story of Achanta Sharath Kamal
From almost quitting the sport to leading the Indian TT contingent at Rio Olympics: The inspiring story of Achanta Sharath Kamal
Achanta Sharath Kamal speaks about his chances at Rio 2016 and more.
Achanta Sharath Kamal: 10 things to know about India's table tennis superstar
Achanta Sharath Kamal: 10 things to know about India's table tennis superstar
Here are 10 things you might want to know about the peddler.
Indian table tennis has never been stronger: Achanta Sharath Kamal
Indian table tennis has never been stronger: Achanta Sharath Kamal
With four paddlers making the Olympic cut, India's Achanta Sharath Kamal talks about how he came back from a career threatening injury.
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