Achanta Sharath Kamal is a professional Table Tennis player from Tamilnadu, India. He is the first Indian table tennis pl ayer ever to become nine times Senior National Champion hence breaking the record of eight times National Champion Kamlesh Mehta. Recently he received the fourth highest civilian award, Padmashri His current world rank is 41 as of September, 2019. Sharath won the men's singles gold in the 16th Commonwealth Table Tennis championship held at Kuala Lumpur in 2004. He is a recipient of the Arjuna Award for the year 2004. He has won the US Open Table Tennis Men's championships held at Grand Rapids, Michigan in July 2010 . First Indian to win a singles title on the ITTF Pro Tour. He also won the gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, beating crowd favourite Australian William Henzel in the final, apart from helping the Indian team clinch gold in the table tennis team event against Singapore. The list does not end here! Listen to Sharath Kamal talk about the year gone by and how he has prepared for Olympics 2021 (Tokyo) in Guts Glory Gumption with Rica Roy !
Guts Glory Gumption - The Voice of Indian Sports with Rica Roy
Covid-19 led to the postponement of the Olympic Games, but the year 2021 is all set for the Games. The Olympic torch relay has begun and so we turn our focus to Sports and Sportspeople who are training to hit t ... heir peak. Some of them are in bio-bubbles, others in training centres, academies; some others preparing for podium finish in non-Olympic disciplines. NDTV's Deputy Editor Rica Roy is in conversation with 30 of these prolific performers- able-bodied, para & special athletes, who are in their quest for glory, on our podcast series GUTS GLORY GUMPTION, The Voices of Indian Sports