India at Table Tennis World Championship 2019

The Liebherr 2019 World Table Tennis Championships will be hosted and organized by the Hungarian Table Tennis Association, under the auspices and authority of the International Table Tennis Federation. The championships will be held from Sunday 21 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April at Budapest, Hungary. It will be the 55th edition of the championships, and the fourth time that they have been held in Budapest.

Indian Men's and women table tennis team

Indian hopes will be high from India’s star paddlers Manika Batra, G Sathiyan and A Sharath Kamal to perform well at the 55th edition of the prestigious tournament. Winning big at Budapest will be crucial for India for earning ranking points ahead of the qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics.

In the run into the 2019 World Championships, the Indian Table Tennis faced a few blockades. Firstly, Italian coach Massimo Costantini, the man behind India’s TT renaissance, left the national job in September last year. However, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) failed to find a replacement and the national team was coach-less for over 7 months.

The 2019 World Table Tennis Championships, which begins in Budapest, Hungary, over the weekend, will be broadcast to a record 145 countries. Ironically, in spite of the growing popularity of the sport in the country, India does not figure in the list. India and other nations where no broadcaster will beam the event LIVE can have daily access to the action from the Hungexpo, Budapest, on the ITTF’s official live streaming platform itTV. The ITTF’s official live streaming platform will be providing worldwide coverage of the whole event right up until the epic final matches on Sunday, April 28.

The team:

Men: Sharath, Sathiyan, Amalraj & Manav Thakkar; Women: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Madhurika Patkar & Archana Kamath.

Events:

Men’s doubles: Amalraj-Manav; Sharath-Sathiyan; Women’s doubles: Manika-Archana; Sutirtha-Madhurika; Mixed doubles: Sathiyan-Archana; Sharath-Manika.

Full Schedule and Result –

Player Event Group Stage Preliminary round Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16
ACHANTA Sharath Kamal (32) Men’s Singles
T.Zokhid (UZB)
Win – (4-0)
PUCAR Tomislav(CRO)
Lost – (1-4)
GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan (24) Men’s Singles
DEVOS Robin (BEL)
Win – (4-0)
PLETEA Cristian (ROU)
Win – (4-1)
C.Hugo (BRA)
Manav Vikash Men’s Singles 1 – C. Patryk (POL)
Win – (4-2)
2 – TIO N (USA)
Win – (4-1)
MUTTI Leonardo (ITA)
Win – (4-1)
GARDOS Robert (AUT)
Lost – (3-4)
ANTHONY Amalraj Men’s Singles 1 – BOCCOVI K (Togo)
Win – (4-0)
2 – GUTIERREZ A (GUT)
Win – (4-0)
JARVIS Tom (ENG)
Lost -(3-4)
Archana Girish Women’s Singles 1 – PETRIC (MON)
Win – (4-1)
2 – ODOROVA E (SVK)
Win – (4-2)
MESHREF Dina (EGY)
Lost – (3-4)
BATRA Manika (42) Women’s Singles
T.Andrea (SRB)
Win – (4-0)
CHEN Szu-Yu (TPE)
Lost – (1-4)
MUKHERJEE Sutirtha Women’s Singles 1 – B.Celia
Win – (4-0)
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2 – MORET R (SWZ)
Win – (4-0)
WINTER Sabine(GER)
Win – (4-3)
DIAZ Adriana (PUR)
Lost – (2-4)
PATKAR Madhurika Women’s Singles 1 – M. Sabina (LAT)
Win – (4-1)
2 – SPICER (TTO)
Win – (4-0)
SOLJA Amelie (AUT)
Lost – ( 2-4)
Sharath Kamal / Sathiyan (20) Men’s Doubles
A.Nima/Noshad(IRI)
Lost – (2-4)
Manav / Amalraj Men’s Doubles
Chew zhe/Poh Shao (SGP)
Lost – (1-4)
Manika / Archana (18) Women’s Doubles
K.Paridi/A.Toliougre (GRE)
Win – (4-0)
H,Honoka/SATO Hitomi (JPN)
Lost – ( 0-4)
Madhurika / Sutirtha Women’s Doubles
M.Sabina/Z.Inta (LAT)
Win – (3-2)
Xiao Maria (ESP)/Zhang Mo (CAN)
Lost – (1-4)
Sharath Kamal / Manika (27) Mixed Doubles
B.Marek /B.Natalia (POL)
Lost – ( 1-4)
Sathiyan / Archana Mixed Doubles Bye R.Devid/C.Dana (CZE)
Win – (3-0)
T,Laurens/E.Britt(NED)
Win – (4-0)
Alvaro/D.Galia (ESP)
Win – (4-1)
Lee Sangsu/Jeon Jihee (KOR)