The Indian competitors at the tournament
Tokyo Olympic champions, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sutirtha Mukherjee will also be adjoining Manika and Sharath in the final tournament to be held in Houston.
Earlier India has achieved only two medals at the World Table Tennis Championship. And this time, the Indian champions are ready to compete against any rival.
The rivals of the game
Sharath Kamal will be competing against Cedrick Nuytinck and Pan American Champion Hugo Calderano in the first and second rounds of Men’s Singles respectively.
On the other hand, in women’s Singles, Manika Batra will compete against Brazil’s Bruna Takahashi. She might run into former World medalist and Asian Champion Miu Hirano in her second round.
The most exciting moment of the game will be the pairing of Manika with G Sathiyan in women’s doubles. The duo had previously won the Budapest WTT contender mixed doubles title in August. They qualified ninth at the World Championships Final in the US. Besides this, Manika will also be seen with her Lasko WTT contender-winning partner Archana Kamath to contest in Women’s Doubles.
The nine-member Indian Team has potential contenders including Asian medallist Harmeet Desai, former commonwealth games gold achievers Madhurika Patkar, Anthony Amalraj, and Ayhika Mukherjee.
During the game, the encumbrance will be on the team of Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan during the Men’s doubles.
Important details of the championship
This is for the 1st time the World Table Tennis Championship is being held in the United States.
A total of 128 contestants will be featured in Men’s and Women’s singles. And 64 pairs will be featured in each of the Doubles.
The Indian teams for the 2021 Tournament
- Men’s singles – Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai, Amalraj Anthony
- Men’s doubles – Sharath Kamal/Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai/Amaraj Anthony
- Women’s singles – Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Madhurika Patkar, Ayhika Mukherjee
- Women’s doubles – Manika Batra/Archana Kamath, Madhurika Patkar/Sutirtha Mukherjee
- Mixed doubles – Sathiyan Gnanasekaran/Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal/Archana Kamath
Where to Watch
The audience can catch the Live streaming of the World Table Tennis Championship Finals 2021. World Table Tennis Official website and Youtube Channel will broadcast the match. Unfortunately, there will be no live telecast of the tournament in India.