On 12 July 1982 Achanta Sharath Kamal was born who is a professional table tennis player from Tamil Nadu, India. In table tennis he became nine times Senior National Champion and he is the first Indian player ever to achieve it. Eight times National Champion Kamlesh Mehta’s record was broken by him. The fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri is awarded to him recently.
Sharath Kamal |Career:-
As of September, 2019 his current world rank is 41. In 2015 28th Asian cup at Jaipur he beat Joo Se Hyuk and Chuang Chih-yuan, world no. 8 and 16 respectively. In 2004, he won gold in the 16th Commonwealth table tennis championship in the men’s singles which was held at Kuala Lumpur. For the year 2004 he is a recipient of the Arjuna award. Now his current address in in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Nowdays he has been playing in European region and their local leagues. He is currently playing for the club Borussia Düsseldorf in the German Bundesliga after stints in Spain and Sweden. He is employed in the Indian Oil Corporation as an officer.
At Grand Rapids, Michigan In July 2010, he has won the US Open Table Tennis Men’s championships. In an epic battle during the course of the tournament of 7 games to win 4–3 he defeated the defending champion Thomas Keinath of Slovakia. He won the Egypt Open beating Li Ching of Hong Kong in straight sets 11–7, 11–9, 11–8, 11–4 in the same year; thus on the ITTF Pro Tour he became the first Indian to win a title in singles. He was the captain of that team that won the team title at the same championship by defeating favourites and nine-time champions England.
In the 2004 Olympics in Athens he represented India and he is still the top Indian TT player. In the 2006 Asian Games at Qatar he also represented the country.
|Gold||Table Tennis – Men’s Singles||2006 Commonwealth Games – Melbourne||26 March|
|Gold||Table Tennis – Men’s Team||2006 Commonwealth Games – Melbourne||27 March|
|Gold||Table Tennis – Men’s Doubles||2010 Commonwealth Games – Delhi||13 October|
|Bronze||Table Tennis – Men’s Team||2010 Commonwealth Games – Delhi||9 October|
|Gold||Table Tennis – Men’s Team||2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast||9 April|
|Silver||Table Tennis – Men’s Doubles||2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast||14 April|
|Bronze||Table Tennis – Men’s Singles||2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast||15 April|
|Bronze||Table Tennis – Mixed Doubles||2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast||15 April|