Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Indian Table Tennis stars advance to the Preliminary rounds

Good news! At the Paris World Table Tennis Championships, most Indian players topped the grueling qualifying group action, young guns Soumyajit Ghosh, Sanil Shetty, Harmeet Desai advanced. Also advancing to the Preliminary rounds were Shamini, Mouma, Neha, and Madhurika.

It takes a massive amount of effort to win through and even reach the main draw of 128 players. Best of seven group matches followed by best of seven preliminary rounds. So, a player who hopes to win the Championship via the qualifying route has to win much more than 10 rounds!!! This is the reason Jorg Rosskopf, the coach of the German team feels that the World Championships are tougher than the Olympic competition for Table Tennis.

India's Sharath Kamal is already directly seeded into the main draw, where he is expected to meet Timo Boll in the 2nd round.