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Sharath aims for World Championships next

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Mar 29 (UNI) Commonwealth Games Table Tennis gold medalist Achanta Sharath Kamal today described his achievement a great moment of his life and said his next target was a medal in the World Championships in Germany.

'' I won it for India,'' Sharath Kamal said after arriving to a thunderous applause from Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDATN) and Tamil Nadu Table Tennis Assocition (TNTA) officials.

Sharath said his dream of winning an Olympic medal for India still remains with him.

Sharath's father N Srinivasa Rao and his uncle hailed his double gold as a truly great achievement because enroute to it, he had defeated a top player from Nigeria in the singles and a player ranked 50 places above him in the team championship final against Singapore in the Commonwealth Games.

This gold winning feat of Sharath is greater than his earlier victory in the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships, they opined.

''Sharath will focus next on the world championships in Germany in April. The Indian team will be training at NIS Patiala under a Swedish coach,'' they said.

''Grit and determination are his strong points which he had exhibited in the singles final and in the team championship matches in the Commonwealth Games,'' they observed.


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