Top Seed: How India's Table Tennis Efforts Won Accolades at CWG 2018

Top Seed: How India's Table Tennis Efforts Won Accolades at CWG 2018

  • Bharat Sharma
  • 10/04/2018

(Image Source - Zee News)

India's show at CWG 2018 has been nothing short of stellar - our rising performance and medals say the story! Currently competing on the Gold Coast in Australia, our shuttlers, boxers, athletes, archers, shooters, weightlifters and sports players are striving to win more for our nation. India's CWG Medal Tally is shining at 19 medals strong and the Indian tricolour at the Commonwealth Games 2018 is flying high.

To add to the pride, India's Table Tennis teams, inducted into the Commonwealth Games program for the first time, has won accolades by topping both the men and women categories. This is a huge feat, both in terms of the magnitude as well as its impact.

Veteran Mouma Das, along with Manika Batra (currently the top most ranked female table tennis player in India), historically led women's table tennis team to a gold with an inspiring victory over reigning champions Singapore's women team (who had never lost since 2002). Only the 2nd ever table tennis gold for India, the dream run for our sports heroes continued as the men's table tennis team repeated the successful show by beating Nigeria to win a gold medal. Achanta Sharath Kamal, India's most experienced table tennis player led the attack along with 24 year old G Sathiyan to take Indian men table tennis team to golden glory.

India's table tennis performance has been clearly outshining every other team since the 5 days at the CWG 2018 competition.  

Not only we have made some huge updates by sweeping our competition with good sport playing, but we have topped both the men and women table tennis categories on our historic debut at CWG 2018 in Singapore. This victory show will inspire a generation of aspiring table tennis enthusiasts and sportsmen to rise and prepare for opportunities in India's sporting future.

The trend is promising…

We now have as many as six men and two women in the top 100 international table tennis (ITTF) rankings. This goes to show that Indian table tennis players have risen to the occasion and made the country proud with their splendid performance. Even our U-18 paddlers have been continuing to win accolades on the global stage with Manav Thakkar becoming the 1st Indian ever to reach rank #1 in the U-18 world table tennis rankings.

In a country obsessed with cricket, the dream run achieved at CWG 2018 in Singapore is a solid proof that India's sporting future is bright, bold and brave. Hopefully, this will add to the sporting culture in our country and inspire our vast young population to take up sports as a profession and passion in life!

Wishing Team India the best for the rest (of the event)!


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