For many, the mere mention of Chandra brings a lump to their throats.
The theory behind the Table Tennis Super League, the second season of which concluded at VR Mall on Sunday, is simple.
"It’s possible to win an Olympic medal in mixed doubles," she said on the sidelines of India Future Tycoons.
The 11Sports 80th National Table Tennis Championship at the Nehru Stadium in Cuttack threw up a major surprise late on Sunday.
A former national champ, Clarke was part of the Aussie team for over 15 years. He was Australia’s national coach from 2009 to 2010 and also last year.
The Indians would look to better their 2017 performance, when they finished 12th. Their confidence should be high after qualifying for the Worlds through the Asian Championship in August.
The unseeded Chinese, making his maiden international appearance, conceded the second game before wrapping it up for an excellent career beginning and forcing the Indian to settle with a silver.
Indian paddlers proved their prowess by winning two bronze medals for the first time at the Asian Games in August. Now, several teenagers are taking the sport seriously.
The junior head coach will be appointed by next month while senior coach Massimo Costantini's replacement will be named by December.
It has been decades since veteran table tennis coach A Srinivasa Rao began his journey as coach.
The organisers, Andhra Pradesh Table Tennis Association (APTTA), have had a challenging time as they have been conducting the tournament from 8.30 am daily into the wee hours.
It is quite a statement considering Indian players were not taken seriously at the world level as recent as five years ago. And it may seem the medal has come out of nowhere but that it is not the cas
In the semifinals, Kamal and Batra made life tough for China's Yingsha Sun and Wang Sun before going down 9-11, 5-11, 13-11, 4-11, 8-11.
After a historic summit in Singapore last month between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, 16 North Korean players are taking part in the ITTF Korea Open tournament in Daejeon.
India defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in their first match in the women's table tennis competition at the Commonwealth Games