The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has decided against hiring a foreign coach for the Rio Olympics, a move that will adversely affect the players' preparation, especially the women's team, for the Summer Games in August next year.
Sharath Kamal will at least finish sixth in the 28th Asian Cup table tennis tournament after he finally found a way to beat nemesis and world no.15 Gao Ning at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
India's finest ever table tennis player Sharath Kamal on Tuesday lashed out at the parent body TTFI's decision to overlook him for India's Asian Cup campaign after he chose to skip the National Championship for club commitments in Germany.
On a day when India got a bagful of medals, Sharath Kamal and company kept the country's hopes alive in table tennis as the men's and women's team paddlers won their respective preliminary round matches in the 17th Asian Games, here on Saturday.
The penultimate day of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will have Indian fighting for more medals in athletics, boxing, diving, table tennis and squash; and some important outings in badminton and hockey.
Women`s pugilists L Sarita Devi and Pinki Jangra assured a silver and bronze while Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj reached the final of men`s doubles table tennis event to consolidate India`s fifth position on the ninth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Friday.