Indian Table Tennis players who are expected to win a medal in Commonwealth Games 2022

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With the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham less than a month away, the Indian paddlers are poised to eclipse the record eight-medal sweep achieved in Gold Coast four years ago – three gold, two silver, and three bronze medals.

For CWG 2022, Achanta Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty & Manush Shah (standby) form the men’s roster, while Manika Batra, Diya Chitale, Reeth Rishya, Sreeja Akula & Swastika Ghosh (standby) comprises the women’s lineup.

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Here are Indian table tennis players who are expected to win a medal in Commonwealth Games 2022,

  • SREEJA AKULA

Sreeja Akula (World No.68), the newly crowned National champion, will hope to replicate her feat at the Senior Nationals and bring home a medal. She and veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal will anchor India’s campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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  • MANIKA BATRA

Manika Batra was the talk of the country four years ago when she won two golds and a silver in women’s singles, doubles and team events at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Manika’s performances in international tournaments throughout 2021-22 have been solid. She attained two semifinal finishes in the WTT Contenders in 2021 and made the quarterfinals of the WTT Contender in Muscat this year.

She is still the highest-ranked Indian in the world in the women’s category, at 38, and is expected to spearhead the nation’s quest for a medal at CWG 2022.

  • ACHANTA SHARATH KAMAL

Achanta Sharath Kamal, men’s world no.37, is the one to watch for the upcoming CWG 2022. The sporting pro won three medals at the most recent Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Sharath will be flying high in confidence after securing his 10th National title in Shillong recently. He would be eager to carry the momentum into the event to bag the unrivalled gold. He also intends to do well in the men’s doubles with G. Sathiyan……because what’s better than one medal? TWO!!

  • G Sathiyan

Sathiyan, bronze medalist at the 2018 Asian Games and only the second-ever Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event in the Belgium Open, looks more confident than ever to do what he does best: win matches and claim the ultimate reward in the form of a medal and the nation’s colors flying high and wide with pride.

Ranked 34 in the world, G. Sathiyan is fired up to win one of those CWG medals next month. Not only will he compete in the men’s singles and doubles events, he will also contest for gold in mixed doubles alongside Manika Batra, where the pair is seeded sixth in the world.

Also Read: Commonwealth Games 2022: India Full Schedule & Time Table | Indian Athletes | Events | Timings IST


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