China secures a set of medals in table tennis worlds

Budapest, April 26: China had a clean sweep of women’s singles semifinal berths at the World Table Tennis Championships here on Thursday. Olympic champion and world No. 1 Ding Ning beat arch rival Miu Hirono of Japan 11-8, 4-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-9, the

Indian challenge ends as Sathiyan bows out

Budapest, April 25: The Indian challenge at the Budapest ITTF World Championships came to an end when G. Sathiyan failed to go past Hugo Calderano of Brazil in the men singles round of 32. The Brazilian, ranked No. 7 in the world,

Sathiyan lone Indian survivor at ITTF World C’ship

Budapest, April 24: G. Sathiyan was the lone Indian survivor at the ITTF World Championships as he edged past Christian Pletea of Romania  G. Sathiyan was the lone Indian survivor at the ITTF World Championships as he edged past Christian Pletea of Romania

Suthirta defeats Sabine, joins Manika in round 64

Budapest, April 23: India’s Suthirta Mukherjee scripted a 4-3 win in what was the biggest women singles upset in the ITTF World Championships at Budapest when she sent world No. 58 Sabine Winter of Germany packing on Tuesday. In the process, she

3 Indians join Manika in women singles main draw

New Delhi, April 22: Even as Suthirta Mukherjee, Madhurika Patkar and Archana Kamath qualified to join Manika Batra in the main draw of the ITTF World Championships on Monday, Anthony Amalraj and Manav Thakkar were just a match away from making the

New rubber colours for table tennis rackets expected

Budapest, April 23: Visual outlook of table tennis may undergo great changes after the Tokyo Olympic Games with introduction of new colours for paddlers’ racket rubbers, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Thomas Weikert announced here. The proposal has been in

Paddlers Manush, Raegan combine to bag bronze

Brussels, April 19: India’s young paddlers Manush Shah and Raegan Albuquerque clinched the bronze at the Belgium Junior and Cadet Open, a part of the ITTF Junior Circuit Premium, here on Friday. The duo paired up with Iran’s Amin Ahmadian and Radin

Sathiyan aims to be in top 15 by end of 2019

Kolkata, April 9: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wants to be among the top 15 players in the world by the end of this year, but to achieve that, India’s top ranked paddler knows all too well that he has to work on his fitness to

Sathiyan ends sixth, but books World Cup berth

Yokohama, April 7: Fresh from his recent men’s singles title win at the Challenge Plus Oman Open, 17-year-old Lin Yun-Ju of Chinese Taipei proved far superior for 26-year-old G. Sathiyan of India and defeated him 4-0 (11-4, 11-8, 11-8, 14-12) to finish fifth

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