Bhawani Mukherji, who will be a recipient of the prestigious Dronacharya Award for lifetime achievement on August 29
Soumyajit Ghosh, despite taking the first game rather easily, went down fighting in the second round to end India's table tennis challenge at the Games here this afternoon. Ghosh lost 1-4 (11-9, 6-11, 5-11, 9-11, 7-11) to North Korea's Hyok Bong Kim at the ExCel centre.
Soumyajit Ghosh kept India's table tennis challenge alive as he moved into the second round of the main draw when he beat Gustavo Tsuboi of Brazil 4-2 (11-9, 14-12, 7-11, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10) in a keen contest that lasted nearly 90 minutes on table two at the ExCel centre here tonight.
Ankita Das made a mess of what could have been a memorable moment for her at the Olympics here today as she exited in the first round losing 1-4 to Sara Ramirez of Spain at ExCel centre.
The Indian paddlers' participation in Olympics since the Games in 1988-table tennis was introduced at Seoul-may not have yielded the desired results of winning medals,
The teams of Indian boys and girls entered the quarterfinals of the 18th Asian Junior and CadetTable Tennis Championships at Jiangyin, according to reports reaching here today.
New Delhi, June 6: Olympics-bound paddlers, Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das, along with 13 other players, left in the wee hours to participate in the Swedish Open, to be held at Helsingborg between June 7 and 12, and the Brazil Open at Santos from June 13 to 17.
DOHA, May 11: Achanta Sharath Kamal, keeping his slate clean, defeated Kazakhstan's Kirill Gerassimenkno 4-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7) to top group 7 and enter the round of 32 at the World Olympic Qualification Championships here this evening. And joining him in the main draw was Anthony Amalraj who, despite losing to Wu Chi Chi 2-4 (5-11, 18-16, 11-6, 11-7, 4-11, 11-8), finished behind the Chinese Taipei paddler, who won all his matches in group 2.
India's A team girls had to settle for silver at the Spanish Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis championships at Girona (Spain) after losing to Japan 0-3 while the boys failed to progress beyond the quarter-finals, according to reports reaching here.
Achanta Sharath Kamal hit a great form and dismissed his English opponent Andrew Baggaley 12-10, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7 in double quick time