Sharath Kamal Achanta is one of India’s top table tennis players. He broke Kamlesh Mehta’s previous record of eight times to become the country’s first player to win the Senior National Championship nine times.
The long career of the Tamil Nadu-based Indian table tennis player has seen him win numerous championships.
Sharath Kamal Achanta biography
Sharath Kamal Achanta was born on 12th July 1982 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He follows Hinduism. His eye colour is black. Hairs are also black in shade.
Sharath began playing table tennis at the age of 4 The player was impatient as a child. He constantly wanted to win and hated accepting defeat. Little Sharath became frustrated by defeats, which led to some severe outbursts. His uncle assisted him in overcoming a shortcoming, which eventually enabled Sharath to manage frustration without making it known to the opponents.
When he was in the 10th standard, Kamal began his career as a professional table tennis player. Soon after finishing his 12th board exams, he began competing at the state level. Sharath has been practising every day since he was in school. All of it make sense as he has already won 9 National titles.
Sharath Kamal Achanta age, height and weight
He is 37 year old (as of 2022). His height is 6’2″ and weight is 82 kg.
Sharath Kamal Achanta family
His father name is Achanta Srinivasa Rao and mother name is Annapoorna Rao. He was guided toward the TT world by his father and uncle. They served as his first mentors. In addition to guiding him, they also taught Sharath the game’s rules and helped him develop into a solid and competitive athlete.
Coach of Sharath
His coach is Dejan Papic.
Sharath Kamal Achanta professional career
Sharath was the first male Indian table tennis player to qualify for the Beijing Olympics in the year 2008.
Additionally, he has a stellar track record in the Commonwealth Games. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the athlete took home a gold medal.
In the Men’s Doubles competition at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010, Sharath won a gold medal.
When the Commonwealth Games were held in Gold Coast in 2018, Kamal added three more medals to his collection. He won gold in the men’s team discipline at CW, silver in the men’s double event, and bronze in the men’s singles event.
A TT player from Tamil Nadu also represented his nation at the 2016 Olympics, although Sharath was eliminated in the opening round.
Sharath Kamal Achanta awards
– Arjuna Award for Table Tennis in 2004
– Padma Shri in 2019
- Gold in Melbourne: Men’s Singles in 2006
- Gold in Melbourne: Men’s Team in 2006
- Gold in Delhi: Men’s Doubles in 2010
- Bronze in New Delhi: Men’s Team in 2010
- Gold in Gold Coast: Men’s Team in 2018
- Silver in Gold Coast: Men’s Doubles in 2018
- Bronze in Gold Coast: Men’s Singles in 2018
- Bronze in Gold Coast: Mixed Doubles in 2018
- Bronze in Jakarta: Men’s Team in 2018
- Bronze in Jakarta: Mixed Doubles in 2018
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