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Postby Sin Hombre » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:34 am

Is Soumyajit the next big hope?

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Postby Omkara » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:59 pm

http://zeenews.india.com/sports/others/ghosh-desai-s-run-ends-sharath-kamal-too-exits_763874.html

[QF] Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai (JPN) l Jin Ueda and Maharu Yoshimura (JPN) 6-11 6-11 9-11

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Postby Dinakaran » Fri May 02, 2014 1:48 am

In World Team Table Tennis Championships, Indian womens entered to QF and Men are in round of 16. Recently our Women performance is improving

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Postby sameerph » Fri May 02, 2014 4:48 pm

Ok, when I first read this I was taken aback to read that Indian women table tennis players have reached the QF of world team table tennis championships.

It turned that they have reached QF of the second division which comprises of those nations ranked below top 24 who are in top division. So, essentially they are fighting it out for places 25-32 in the world. Not bad but it poured water over my initial enthusiasm reading that they have reached the top 8 in the world. :D

I will try to update full results later when I get time.

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Postby sameerph » Sat May 03, 2014 5:31 am

These are the Indian mens results from World team Table Tennis championships at Tokyo, Japan.

India were in Group F of second division.

India 3-0 Argentina
Achanta Sharath Kamal beat Gaston Alto 11-5 -11 11-7 11-9
Harmeet Desai beat Noshad Alamiyan 12-10 11-5 11-5
Soumyajit Ghosh beat Diego Temperley 3-1


INDIA 3-0 AUSTRALIA
Achanta Sharath Kamal beat David Powell 11-9 11-7 7-11 11-8
Sanil Shetty beat Hu Heming 9-11 11-9 13-11 8-11 11-3
Harmeet Desai beat Kane Townsend 11-6 11-7 11-7

INDIA 3-2 IRAN
Achanta Sharath Kamal beat Nima Alamiyan 5-11 11-7 11-8 9-11 11-6
Harmeet Desai lost to Noshad Alamiyan 8-11 10-12 9-11
Soumyajit Ghosh lost to Afshin Noroozi 9-11 4-11 12-10 8-11
Achanta Sharath Kamal beat Noshad Alamiyan 5-11 11-5 11-7 11-5
Harmeet Desai beat Nima Alamiyan 8-11 13-11 11-9 11-8

INDIA 2-3 ITALY
Harmeet Desai lost to Mihai Bobocica 10-12 11-8 7-11 9-11
Achanta Sharath Kamal beat Niagol Stoyanov 12-10 12-10 11-3
Soumyajit Ghosh beat Leonardo Mutti 6-11 11-8 11-9 9-11 11-9
Achanta Sharath Kamal lost to Mihai Bobocica 1-11 7-11 11-7 12-10 9-11
Harmeet Desai lost to Niagol Stoyanov 11-8 7-11 8-11 22-24

INDIA 3-0 PARAGUAY
Achanta Sharath Kamal beat Alejandro Toranzos 11-4 11-8 11-1
Amalraj Anthony beat Marcelo Aguirre 11-1 11-6 11-7
Sanil Shetty beat Axel Gavilan 11-3 11-3 13-11

Due that close loss against Italy, India,Italy & Iran were tied on points & Iran finished at the top of group F. Thus, Iran advanced directly to QFi.e to fight for places 25-32 & India had to play in round of 16 to go there.

However, India lost that match against Egypt & thus ended up being in joint 33rd position overall.

INDIA 0-3 EGYPT
Achanta Sharath Kamal lost to Omar Assar 8-11 11-5 11-7 4-11 6-11
Soumyajit Ghosh lost to El-Sayed Lashin 9-11 11-9 11-13 5-11
Harmeet Desai lost to Ahmed Saleh 5-11 4-11 11-7 7-11

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Postby sameerph » Sat May 03, 2014 5:41 am

These are the Indian women results at World team table tennis championships. Indians were in Group G.

INDIA 3-1 NIGERIA
Madhurika Patkar lost to Offiong Edem 6-11 8-11 11-5 11-7 13-15
Shamini Kumaresan beat Olufunke Oshonaike 6-11 11-8 11-9 10-12 11-5
Manika Batra beat Cecilia Akpan 11-3 11-6 11-5
Shamini Kumaresan beat Offiong Edem 11-8 11-8 12-10

INDIA 3-1 PORTUGAL
Manika Batra beat Rita Fins 7-11 11-6 11-5 11-7
Shamini Kumaresan lost to Ana Neves 6-11 11-5 9-11 6-11
Madhurika Patkar beat Leila Oliveira 11-7 11-5 11-8
Shamini Kumaresan beat Rita Fins 9-11 7-11 11-5 12-10 11-6

INDIA 3-0 TURKEY
Shamini Kumaresan beat Ipek Karahan 11-4 12-10 11-4
Manika Batra beat Gokce Nur Gungor 5-11 11-9 11-8 8-11 11-8
Madhurika Patkar beat Sanem Sahin 11-6 11-7 6-11 11-6

INDIA 3-1 ITALY
Shamini Kumaresan lost to Chiara Colantoni 4-11 3-11 11-8 11-9 9-11
Manika Batra beat Debora Vivarelli 11-8 8-11 11-9 14-12
Pooja Sahasrabudhe beat Lisa Ridolfi 8-11 11-3 11-3 11-13 11-3
Manika Batra beat Chiara Colantoni 11-8 11-6 11-5

INDIA 3-2 BULGARIA
Manika Batra beat Anelia Karova 7-11 11-4 14-12 11-8
Shamini Kumaresan lost to Sibel Remzi 9-11 5-11 11-6 13-11 6-11
Ankita Das beat Ivanka Angelova 11-6 7-11 14-12 11-8
Manika Batra lost to Sibel Remzi 8-11 8-11 8-11
Shamini Kumaresan beat Anelia Karova 11-5 11-9 11-7

Thus, with 5 out of 5 wins India finished at the top of group G & qualified for the quarter final i.e a chance to fight for the places 25-32.

They are playing their QF right now against Brazil.

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Postby sameerph » Sat May 03, 2014 12:05 pm

Indian women lost to Brazil to finish in tied 29th poisition at world team championships.

INDIA 1-3 BRAZIL
Shamini Kumaresan lost to Gui Lin 8-11 11-7 5-11 11-9 7-11
Manika Batra beat Ligia Silva 13-11 7-11 11-4 12-10
Ankita Das lost to Caroline Kumahara 4-11 8-11 11-7 6-11
Manika Batra lost to Gui Lin 12-14 7-11 12-10 5-11

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Re: Indian Table Tennis Thread ...

Postby Dinakaran » Sat May 03, 2014 4:03 pm

i too understood that after going thru championship completely. All news sites said only QF. However still some QF is good

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Re: Indian Table Tennis Thread ...

Postby indiansportsfan » Wed May 07, 2014 8:41 pm

Rather disappointing end to the campaign on both mens' and womens side. Mens team was ranked 21st, and seeded to advance to the Championship division. Also womens team was ranked 25th, and so had a good shot at making it to the Championship division. However men finished a disappointing 33rd and women 29th; and so doomed to the 2nd division for quite some time.

Here are the results of the crucial knockout match with rankings at the start of the tournament:
Mens:
Achanta Sharath Kamal[39] lost to Omar Assar[73] 8-11 11-5 11-7 4-11 6-11
Soumyajit Ghosh[118] lost to El-Sayed Lashin[108] 9-11 11-9 11-13 5-11
Harmeet Desai[136] lost to Ahmed Saleh[148] 5-11 4-11 11-7 7-11

Womens:
Shamini Kumaresan[167] lost to Gui Lin[195] 8-11 11-7 5-11 11-9 7-11
Manika Batra[138] beat Ligia Silva[212] 13-11 7-11 11-4 12-10
Ankita Das[171] lost to Caroline Kumahara[135] 4-11 8-11 11-7 6-11
Manika Batra[138] lost to Gui Lin[195] 12-14 7-11 12-10 5-11

As you can see, almost all our players underperformed, so they are probably overranked.

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Postby prasen9 » Thu May 08, 2014 2:43 am

Or maybe Gui Lin is underranked.

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Postby sameerph » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:45 pm

Asian Cup Table Tennis started today in Jaipur and Achanta Sharat Kalam had one of the best days of his career when beat world no. 8 and world no. 16 back to back to reach the QF.

This is the report -

Asian Cup TT: Giant-killer Sharath sizzles into quarter-finals



"It has to be one of the biggest days of (my) career. To beat these world class players in a matter of hours is extremely satisfying. Beating Joo was definitely tougher as he is the best defender around. I really had to dig deep," said a drained out Sharath, who made the last-eight stage of the premier continental event for the second year in a row.


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Postby sameerph » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:21 pm

Achanta Sharath Kamal lost in the QF and eventually finished 6th as he got a win over 15th seed Chinese Gao Ming but lost a close one to Korean Kim Minseok in 5-6 playoff.

This is the report -

Sharath settles for sixth position at Asian Cup TT

His earlier match against Korean world no. 16 can be seen here. Some of the rallies are amazing-

Sharath Kamal at Asia cup

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Postby suresh » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:11 am

That is a good showing by Sharath. Playing in Europe has definitely helped him improve -- this is something that our TT association doesn't appreciate.

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Postby sameerph » Tue May 05, 2015 5:19 am

Good time for Indian table tennis players as Achantha Sharath Kamal reaches a career high ranking of 32 and Soumyajit Ghosh becomes only the 4th player to reach top 100 in the world after Kamlesh Mehta, Chetan Baboor and Shrarath Kamal.

Pinnacle for Sharath in Summer of 32

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Re: Indian Table Tennis Thread ...

Postby VReddy » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:48 pm

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/indian-table-tennis-league-2016-table-tennis-federation-india-announces-dates-mega-event-643678

Indian TT League next year
The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) have announced that they are planning an Indian Table Tennis League, and the tournament is set to take off on 28 May, 2016, and will continue until 12 June. Eight franchisee sides will be competing for the prize money of Rs 1 crore.

The eight teams will constitute of a foreign male and female player each, besides an Indian in both the gender categories.

And according to the TFFI, this franchisee league will get a dedicated window by world table tennis body International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).


Hope this one actually materializes.

I haven't followed TableTennis much but its interesting that inspite of TT being such a popular sport in India, we have so few professionals. Is this a case of lack of organized structure through which budding players can be funneled?


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