The legendary Indian Table Tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal

The legendary Indian Table Tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal

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Today we are going to focus on the legendary Indian Table Tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal.

This right handed shake hand player was born in Chennai in 1982 and here are some snippets on this truly wonderful player we hope you like:


1.       Achanta Sharath Kamal is the first Indian player to become a 9 time National Champion and hence overtaking Kamlesh Mehta’s amazing 8!!


2.       His ranking history is just incredible as he has been in the top 100 for 13 years and is currently the # 31 ranked player in the world.  At the tender age of 38, he is like a fine wine who keeps getting better with age!!


2.       His ranking history is just incredible as he has been in the top 100 for 13 years and is currently the # 31 ranked player in the world.  At the tender age of 38, he is like a fine wine who keeps getting better with age!!


3.       His Commonwealth Games record is superb and he has 4 Gold Medals to be proud of: 2006 in Melbourne: Men’s Singles and Team Gold, 2010 in Delhi:  Men’s Doubles Gold, and 2018 in Gold Coast: Men’s Team Gold. He also has 3 Bronzes and 1 Silver to cherish.


4.       He is extremely revered in his home country and was recently awarded the 4th highest civilian award, the Padma Shri!!


5.       The amazing veteran player recently won the Oman Open which propelled his ranking to 31 and one short of his highest ever! He defeated the top seed Marcos Freitas 4/2 in the final to win his first ITTF title in almost 10 years, all at 37 years young!! This also brought him back to the pinnacle of Indian Table Tennis, leapfrogging Gnanasekaran! He is also the first Indian player to win an ITTF title!


6.       Sharath Kamal uses a SAMSONOV STRATUS CARBON BLADE & RASANTER R53 ON THE F/H & B/H SIDES


7.       His favourite player is the great ‘Vladi’ Vladimir Samsonov and he has only really had 2 Coaches throughout his life, his father, Srinivasa Rao and his uncle, Muralidhara Rao, 2 absolute Table Tennis nuts. Sharath admitted they would probably have started teaching him Table Tennis before he we was born if possible!!


8.       His tip for any young aspiring Table Tennis players out there is to’ AIM HIGH AND WORK TOWARDS YOUR GOALS’. Great advise indeed!


Please check out some of this incredible players best points and matches on YouTube!!

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