The top-ranked Indian in the world and two-time national champion Soumyajit Ghosh became the 25th player in table tennis when he was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29, the National Sports Day.
Diya Parag Chitale beat Fadwa Garci of Tunisia 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 to claim the Cadet Girls title in the 2016 Tunisia Junior and Cadet Open at Hammamet, which ended last evening.
The Regional Hopes Follow-up Camp 2016, held at Indore between August 7 and 13, had its desired results, thanks to Eve Jeler and her team of experts.
The 2016 Asian Regional Hopes Week Follow-up Camp that began with a bang at the Ahbay Prashal Indoor Stadim, thanks to the participation nearly two dozen boys and girls sections, along with 15 coaches. The camp is held under the auspices of the International Table Tennis Federation and the Asian Table Tennis Union.
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Circular: Selection Trials of Players (Boys) In Cadet & Sub-Junior Categories For PSPB Table Tennis Academy At Ajmer On 6th August, 2016.
Archana Girish Kamath is on a real grind these days. Trying to up the ante on the domestic circuit—she began the season with a title in the Youth Girls section—the girl from Karnataka has just completed a hat-trick of crowns in the ITTF Junior Circuit 2016 Morocco Open. The Junior Open championships were held between July 7 and 10 at Agadir.
You must be aware that we had just conducted an all-India Referees’ Course at Ajmer. I must admit that the course had a very good response from all concerned with as many as 27 candidates enrolling—one withdrew due to indisposition—in the five-day processes which included lessons taught with practical classes, apart from coaching-cum-study-cum-examination. The entire grind was welcomed by one and I am sure all those that attended the course must have returned home enlightened.
Please accept my congratulations as sizable number of officials from your state have qualified the International Umpires' examination held recently.
An Olympic medal may still be a long shot for an Indian table tennis player, but all the the four Rio Games qualifiers—Soumyajit Ghosh, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Mouma Das and Manika Batra—have shown considerable improvement in their world rankings.