Today, on the National Sports Day, India woke up to an amazing news. Paddler Bhavina Patel scripted history for India by securing a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Patel, who was diagnosed with polio when she was 12 months old, had defeated world no 3 Miao Zhang of China in the semifinal showdown on Saturday.
Bhavina has assured India's first medal in table tennis at the Paralympics. India's 12 medals at the Paralympics so far have come in three sports -- athletics (3 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze), powerlifting (1 bronze), and swimming (1 gold).
What action TTFI takes against its high-profile player remains to be seen but it is certain that attendance of all India players will be made mandatory for national camps.
With the defeat, India's challenge has ended in table tennis at the Games. Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee and G Sathiyan have all exited the singles competition.
Sharath now has a tough match ahead as he takes on the legendary Long, who is also the reigning world champion
Arjuna award-winning former India table tennis player V Chandrasekhar died at a private hospital here on Wednesday due to COVID-19 related complications, family sources said.
Pokhara (Nepal): Indian paddlers, after winning the team gold medals on Tuesday in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games at Kathmandu, also grabbed the gold and silver medals in all the three doubles events on Wednesday. With the three gold medals on Tuesday, India are leading the chart with five gold and three silver medals, […]
New Delhi: The Indian men’s table tennis team have attained their highest ever world ranking by climbing to eighth in the latest rankings released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on December 3. Their previous ranking of ninth that came out last month was India’s highest ever in the men’s team category. Now, Sathiyan […]
Chengdu (China): Star Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Saturday crashed out of the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup after losing his Round of 16 matches to Germany’s Timo Bull. Sathiyan, who made it to the main draw after defeating Simon Gauzy of France and Jonathan Groth of Denmark in the preliminary […]
Mumbai: India junior boys teamed up with their Netherlands’ counterpart to bag a bronze medal in the Serbia Junior and Cadet Open 2019. The team, made up of Raegan Albuquerque and Yashansh Malik from India and Lode Hulshof from The Netherlands, put up a big fight before going down 2-3 in the semi-finals to the […]
New Delhi: The Executive Council of the Indian Olympic Association will meet next month to take a final decision on its boycott call of 2022 Commonwealth Games, its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said on Saturday. The IOA had proposed to boycott the 2022 Birmingham CWG in protest against the dropping of shooting from its roster […]
New Delhi: Canada’s Dejan Papik has been appointed as the chief coach of India’s table tennis team. On Tuesday, Papik accepted the one-year contract which was offered to him by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). The Indian team has been playing without a coach since the Asian Games in Jakarta last year. Without a […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said his government was keen to promote Table Tennis in the state. “The state government, among other sports, is keen to promote TT in the state,” Patnaik said while addressing participants of the 21 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship which ended in Cuttack this evening. He said: “To start […]
Cuttack: England tried to change the script, but the Indian men brought in a twist to the tale through birthday boy Harmeet Desai to end the English hopes to lift the Host Association’s Cup, while Indian women played their characters to perfection to script their win for the India Cup in the 21st Commonwealth Table […]
Bangkok: India’s young paddlers sparkled in the SET Thailand Junior & Cadet Open, clinching four bronze medals here on Sunday. Oishik Ghosh and Ashish Jain (Hope Boys’ Singles), Sayani Panda (Hope Girls’ Singles) and the Junior Boys’ Team of Manush Shah, Reagan Albuquerque and Deepit Patil displayed great skill and grit to power their way […]
New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony here on Tuesday. This year’s award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the […]
Jakarta: The Indian mixed doubles table tennis pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra bagged the first-ever bronze medal after going down in the semi-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday. Sharath-Manika were outplayed 4-1 (9-11, 5-11, 13-11, 4-11, 8-11) in 39 minutes by China’s Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha in the […]
Kolkata: Still basking in the afterglow of Commonwealth Games glory, India’s top paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal feels the country’s upswing in table tennis will keep its more fancied rivals on their toes at the Asian Games although the team will set foot in Indonesia as underdogs. “This is our best chance to win a team […]
Shenzhen: China’s Grand Slam winner Ding Ning and rising superstar Wang Manyu made it to the women’s singles final of the ITTF World Tour China Open table tennis tournament on Saturday night. Olympic champion Ding crushed Japan’s Shibata Saki in women’s singles semi-finals, finishing in four sets: 11-2, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6, reports Xinhua news agency. […]
Gold Coast (Australia): Singles star Manika Batra won two matches as India’s women’s table tennis team upset favourites Singapore to clinch its maiden gold medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. Singapore came into this match as the defending champions and have won the event at every edition since it was first introduced […]
Ahmedabad: Zhu Yuling of China defeated compatriot Liu Shiwen in a hard fought women’s singles final to win her maiden continental title at the 30th Asian Championship table tennis tournament here on Sunday. The Chinese paddlers regaled the sizeable crowd at the TransStadia arena with some top quality action before the World No.3 won 6-11, […]
Santiago: Indian top seed Soumyajit Ghosh beat compatriot Anthony Amalraj in the men’s singles final at the Seamaster ITTF Challenge Chile Open table tennis tournament here. He had a memorable outing in the Chilean capital as he partnered Amalraj to capture the doubles title as well. Somyajit on Sunday defeated Amalraj 4-2 (8-11, 13-11, 11-6, […]