Sharath Kamal is a professional table tennis player born in Chennai. The nine-time senior national champion is one of the most successful players in Indian history. This paddler is so successful that he no longer has a place at home to keep his medals and awards. It is a great source of inspiration for young people who want to practice sport. In recognition of his achievements, he received the Arjuna Award in 2004 and the Padma Shri in 2019.
Sharath Kamal table tennis
Sharath started playing table tennis at the age of 4. He preferred this sport to a career as an engineer. Sharath recalls: “It was at the end of 10th grade when I had to decide whether to study science and move on to engineering or play sports professionally. I decided to become a professional table tennis player. It was one of the most important decisions I made for myself. It was the most important turning point. “
Here is an overview of his main achievements:
|Commonwealth Games 2006 – Melbourne||Men’s single TT||Gold|
|Commonwealth Games 2006 – Melbourne||TT men’s team||Gold|
|Commonwealth Games 2010 – Delhi||TT double men||Gold|
|Commonwealth Games 2010 – Delhi||TT men’s team||Bronze|
|Commonwealth Games 2018 – Gold Coast||TT men’s team||Gold|
|Commonwealth Games 2018 – Gold Coast||TT double men||Money|
|Commonwealth Games 2018 – Gold Coast||Men’s single TT||Bronze|
|Commonwealth Games 2018 – Gold Coast||TT Mixed Doubles||Bronze|
|Asian Games 2018 – Jakarta||TT men’s team||Bronze|
|Asian Games 2018 – Jakarta||TT Mixed Doubles||Bronze|
Sharath Kamal Olympic Games
Sharath would finally seek to fulfill his dream of securing a medal at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. Athens 2004 was its first Olympic Games. He also qualified for Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016.
Kamal is ranked 32nd in the world in men’s singles while 23rd in men’s doubles.
Father Sharath Kamal
He was born on July 17, 1982 to Annapurna (mother) and Srinivasa Rao (father). Srinivasa trained Sharath for a few years before handing the job over to his brother, Muralidhar Rao. Srinivasa has produced several national champions in his coaching career. He was nominated for the Dronacharya Prize in 2018.
Sharath Kamal wife
Kamal is married to Sripoorni SK. The couple have a daughter and a son.