Both the doubles pairs — A Sharath Kamal-G Sathiyan and Manav Thakkar-Harmeet Desai — added a couple of bronze medals, taking India's tally to three for the competition.
Indian table tennis players captured two more medals at the Asian Table Tennis Championships 2021 in Doha, Qatar.
Currently, four men and only three women are at the camp, which, considering it to be a national camp, is quite low.
Kamal spoke about his campaign at the Olympics, his match against world champion Long, and how difficult it was to take part in the Olympics in such unprecedented times.
Sharath Kamal, who had made his Olympics debut at 2004 Athens, said he was not planning to hang up his boots.
Is winning a medal the only yardstick for success at the Olympic Games? This debate is set to rear its head again as Indian athletes failed to win a medal on Tuesday.
The 39-year-old showed against the reigning World and Olympic champion that he still remains at the top of his game.
Tokyo Olympics: Paddler Sharath Kamal bows out with head held high after taking a game off great Ma Long
Sharath fought tooth and nail to take the second game from Long but eventually lost 7-11 11-8 11-13 4-11 4-11 n the Chinese's favour in 46 minutes.
The 39-year-old Sharath struggled in the first game but pulled himself up just in time to win 2-11 11-8 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-9 in the 49-minute second-round contest.
The power of 19-year-old Lin from both flanks was too much to handle for the 12th seeded pairing of Sharath and Manika, who came into the Olympics having won the qualifying competition.
TOPS and SAI's analytical wing have come up with detailed videos regarding the opposition and a strategy has been prepared. And that involves going for the jugular right from the off.
The Indian table tennis contingent produced an unthinkable performance at the Asian Games, considered as 'mini-Olympics' by the players.
Indian paddlers A Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra have decided against attending the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.
It was expected the Indian pair would face one of the top doubles pairs early on in the competition and that is exactly what happened in the draw.
Batra, ranked 62, though got an easy women's singles first round where she will face Great Britain's Ho Tin-Tin, ranked 32 places below the Indian.