The 2010 CWG at New Delhi had paved the way for India doing
consistently well in table tennis at international meets, throwing up
juniors like Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, G. Sathiyan and Ankita
Das, to name a few. No doubt, we heavily cling on to this bunch for
India’s medal fortunes at every international meet and major Games.
A four-member team, comprising Soumyajit Ghosh, Devesh Karia, Ankita
Das and Mouma Das, left to Kobe in the wee hours today to participate in
the GAC Group World Tour Japan Open starting at the southern city of
the island nation from tomorrow. The team is accompanied by coach
Vijaysarathy Seshadri from Chennai.
At an age when he should be telling bed time stories to his grand
children,75 year old, Anand Praksh is still active in table tennis
circuits. As liaison officer of Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI)
A four-member girls’ team, comprising Manika Batra, Suthirtha Mukhejee, Reeth Rishya Tennison and Ayhika Mukeerjee, and Sudhanshu Grover, the lone qualifier in the boys’ section, will be leaving for the 2013 World Junior Table Tennis Championships, to be held at Rabat, the capital of Morocco, between December 1 and 8.
Bhavina Hashmukhbhai Patel, a surprise finalist, became the first Indian to win a silver medal at the 2013 ITTF PTT Asian Table Tennis regional championships here today. Bhavina lost to top-seed Zhang Miao of China 6-11, 9-11, 2-11 in the final of the Women’s singles Class 4 Second Stage
The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) will select a 15-member Para table tennis team to represent India at the Asian Para Table Tennis Championships to be held in China between October 16 and 20.
Abhishek Yadav fought valiantly against world No. 1 and top-seeded Chinese Zhendong Fan before bowing out 2-4 (4-11, 13-11, 13-11, 4-11, 8-11, 7-11) in the semi-final of men’s singles event at the second Asian Youth Games here tonight. But with no play-offs, the Indian ensured himself a bronze medal on his maiden appearance at the Games.
Abhishek Yadav, playing a marathon fifth game, defeated Malaysia’s Dunley Foo to enter the semi-finals of the men’s singles, thus ensuring himself at least a bronze medal at the ongoing second Asian Youth Games here this morning.
It was a mixed bag for the two-member Indian table tennis team at the second Asian Youth Games here as Abhishek Yadav entered to the quarterfinals in the men’s singles to keep India’s medal hope in the sport, while it was curtains for Suthirtha Mukherjee, who bowed out in the pre-quarterfinals here this evening.
Continuing their winning ways, Indian juniors claimed all but one title at the ITTF El Salvador Junior and Cadet Open table tennis championships which concluded on Friday night. The Indian paddlers had earlier won both the team titles in the Cadet sections.
Homogenous, undeviating, unfailing or true to type can mean the same thing in any dictionary. Rarely do we use these words together in one sentence to describe a person. But Mouma Das is atypical in this cut-throat world of sports and deserves all these synonyms and more together in a single sentence.
In what turned out to be a pure Indian show, India’s junior paddlers won both the Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls team titles in at the El Salvador Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis championships on Wednesday night.
Indian paddlers are making their presence felt at the ITTF World Tour Brazil Open being played at Santos as Harmeet Desai entered the Semi finals of the men’s singles today. Not to be left behind, both Manika Batra and Ankita Das too made it to the last four in the women’s singles.
All those young paddlers, who performed well in the recent South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships held last month in Delhi, were deservingly chosen to represent India at the Gautemala Junior and Cadet Open ITTF Global Junior circuit event to be held between August 7 and 10.
The Indian men’s challenge in the singles event ongoing at the Asian Table Tennis Championships at the Sajik Gymnasium here came to an end today with all four paddlers in fray, including Achanta Sharath Kamal, biting the dust.
The Indian challenge in the women’s singles came to an end at the Asian Table Tennis Championships with Olympian Ankita Das joining the ranks of compatriots K. Shamini and Mouma Das at the Sajik Gymnasium here today.
The Indian Table Tennis Federation's (TTFI) secretary-genral Dhanraj Choudhary was again returned as the Honorary Treasurer of the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) during the General Council Meeting of the Asian body held at here yesterday. Cai Zhenhua of China and Tony Yue of Hong were elected as president and secretary-general respectively.