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Achanta Sharath Kamal

November 11, 2011

Achanta Sharath Kamal

Achanta Sharath Kamal

Achanta Sharath Kamal



TABLE TENNIS ace Achanta Sharath Kamal was born on July 12, 1982. He has held court as the number one player for seven years now.
Kamal also holds the record for winning the national championship five times. In the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, his bronze medal in the singles was India’s 100th medal at the Games.
The 28-year-old won the only gold medal for Tamil Nadu at the 2010 CWG. He has captained India in the 2010 World Championship in Moscow and led the team to the 29th position from its 33rd position. He achieved his career’s best ranking of No 39 on August 1, 2010.
Earlier, Kamal was the bronze medalist at the Pro-tour New Delhi in Jine 2010. He also was the first Indian to win the US Open Championship held at Grand Rapids in July 2010 and the only Indian to win the Egypt Pro-tour in Cairo in July 2010.
The table tennis pro won the gold medal in the doubles events at the Commonwealth Championship held at Glasgow, Scotland, in May 2009. Give his impressive track record, it came as no surprise that he was awarded the esteemed Arjuna Award in 2004 and also adjudged the ‘Most Valuable Player’ at the Asian Championship in Lucknow.

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