(Last Updated on : 07/12/2012)
The Indian Table Tennis players have performed outstandingly in various international events and brought glory and happiness for their country. India is a vast country where the people, especially the young and enthusiastic students like to play Table Tennis, very much. As Table Tennis is played in most of the educational institutions throughout India, the country has produced a number of top class Table Tennis players, so far.
The game of Table Tennis started its journey during the 1930s and the Indian Table Tennis players started to show their excellence after the Second World War. India participated in the inaugural World Championships of Table Tennis and it also successfully hosted the World Championship in 1952. In both the tournaments, the Indian Table Tennis players played well and earned recognition.
In the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, when Table Tennis was included in the Olympics for the first time, the Indian Table Tennis players showed some excellent performances. Though, they could not win any medal from the Olympics, they were applauded by the spectators for the wonderful skills on the Table Tennis board. Apart from the Olympics, Indian Table Tennis players have performed well in the World Championships in Gothenburg, as well and finished at the 12th place, as a team. The Indian Table Tennis players have participated in the other regional championships like the Asian Games, SAF Games, etc, with distinction.
Among the numerous world class Indian Table Tennis players, there are some who stands apart. The players like Chetan Baboor
, Mouma Das, Achanta Sharath Kamal
, Kamlesh Mehta
, Mir Khasim Ali, Monalisa Baruah Mehta, Neha Aggarwal, Poulomi Ghatak, Mantu Ghosh and many other players in India have earned significant recognition and reputation in the international arena. They have also won several medals and trophies for India to make their countrymen feel proud of them.
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