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Indian paddlers hit jackpot; Sathiyan new leader!

 

The New Year has brought a lot cheers to the Indian table tennis fraternity with as many as six male and three female paddlers hitting the jackpot in world rankings, released by ITTF today.

2018-Games On!

 

Before I begin reflecting on the year that  went by, let me express my good wishes to all players, the pillars of our strength,  without whose existence TTFI would not have survived. If they played their  role, year after year, to help the Federation grow in stature, there were also officials  that facilitated it. The roles of the Sports Authority of India, the Ministry  of Sports and Youth Affairs, Ministries of External Affairs and Home Affairs—who  contributed immensely to help shape many a career—were equally important. We  also owe it to our state affiliates, the sponsors, technical officials and the  ...

Indian boys' squad enters Stage 2

 

The boys' team, comprising Manav Thakkar, Manush Shah, Snehit Suravajjul and Jeet Chandra, entered Stage 2 of the 2017 World Junior Table Tennis Championships, being held at Riva del Garda (Italy), after registering its successive win in Group D today.

Sathiyan wins Spanish gold; Manika-Mouma pair adds silver

 

G. Sathiyan added to his list of prestigious titles in the Mediterranean coastal resort of Almeria, when he beat Japan’s Kazuhiro Yoshimura 4-2 (11-7, 3-11, 11-6, 6-11, 13-11, 11-7) in the men singles final of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open last night.

Sathiyan enters Spanish Open final; Manika-Mouma pair sets the tone

 

 G. Sathiyan entered the men singles final of 2017 Challenge Spanish Open when he defeated Lam Siu Hang of Hong Kong 11-7, 11-8, 11-3, 8-11, 12-10 to become the first Indian to do an encore in a Challenge series at Almeria today.

Diya-Hanna stopped from golden march at Fiji

 

Matching the defensive and counter play skills of each other, the Chinese duo of Yumeno Soma and Yingqi Huang outplayed the Indian-South Korean pair of Diya Chitale and Ryu Hanna in the Cadet Girls doubles final of the 2017 ITTF World Cadet Challenge at the Vodafone Arena in Suva (Fiji) to win the gold.

Diya a part of gold-winning Asian squad

 

Team Asia, comprising India's Diya Chitale, yet again dominated the scene by winning gold in the team event of the World Cadet Challenge in Suva, according to reports reaching here today.

Manav first Indian junior to take top spot

 

Manav Thakkar became the first Indian to occupy the top spot (3,455 points) on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings, following the conclusion of play in Belgrade recently. He was previously placed at No. 5 position.

Harmeet-Soumyajit pair wins silver

 

It was no disgrace for the fifth-seeded Indian pair of Harmeet Desai and Souymajit Ghosh which had to be satisfied withh the silver medal as the duo lost to No.2 seeds Korean pair of Ho Kwan Kit and Ng Pak Nam 12-10, 6-11, 8-11, 9-11 in the final of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Polish Open in Czestochowa on Sunday.

Manav raises bar, adds singles gold

 

 India's Manav Thakkar raised the bar yet again when he beat Japanese Takeru Kashiwa 11-6, 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 in the final to win the Junior Boys singles gold in the 2017 Slovenia Junior and Cadet Open at Otocec which concluded last night.

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