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Junior Boys ensure a bronze at Asian meet


The Junior Boys team, comprising Manav Thakkar, Jeet Chandra and Manush Shah, ensured at least a bronze medal for India in the 23rd Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships at Asan (South Korea) today.

Chandigarh boy Arnav tops PSPB trials


The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) trials 2017 for selection and induction of Cadet Boys into their Academy at Ajmer were successfully completed here on Sunday evening.

Ganeshan first Indian to be inducted in URC


Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer, the only assigned competition manager of ITTF in India, was nominated as a member of the Umpires and Referees Committee (URC). He is the first Indian to make it to the URC.

Tussle at Dusseldorf over for India


A. Sharath Kamal's charge into the pre-quarterfinals was checked and stopped when Chinese Lin Gaoyuan won 11-13, 11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4 in a late round of 32 matches last night.

Dream run of Manika and Mouma ends


The dream run of Manika Batra and Mouma Das in the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships at Dusseldorf came to an end as the Chinese duo of Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen outsmarted the Indian doubles team in the quarterfinals today.

Sharath in R 32, Manika-Mouma in quarters


Even as A. Sharath Kamal stormed into the round of 32, beating Ukraine’s Kou Lei in straight games of 11-3, 11-9, 14-12, 11-3, the success story of Manika Batra and Mouma Das continued as the Indian women pair entered the quarterfinals of the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships today. The Indians got a walkover from the Netherlands and Polish combination of Li Jie and Li Quian, the latter reportedly was hopsitalised last night after falling sick.

Choudhary re-elected as BoD


Dhanraj Choudhary, who represents Asia in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), was re-elected as a Board of Director (BoD) for another four years along with other continental representatives. Choudhary, who is the former Secretary General of the Table Tennis Federation of India, will serve his second successive term as BoD at the ITTF.

Sharath, Manika keeping Indian hopes alive


A. Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra were the only two Indian paddlers that survived to live another day in the singles events of the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships at Dusseldorf while the other six fell by the wayside, bowing out in the first round of the main draw.

Dushyant elected SATTF president


 Dushyant Chautala, president of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI), and Chandana Perera of the Sri Lanka Table Tennis Federation, have been elected President and Secretary General of the South Asian Table Tennis Federation (SATTF) here today.

Hope hinges on Sharath; Indians look forward to Dusseldorf Worlds


The hope of Indian paddlers reaching nearer to the medal podium at the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships, to be held at Dusseldorf from May 29 to June 5, will hinge on World No. 53, Achanta Sharath Kamal. Since the championships are all about individual performances, the Indian members will have to try hard to make an impression in the eight-day event.