Sharath Kamal breaks into top-30 of ITTF rankings

Vastavam web: Veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal has broken into the top-30 of the ITTF rankings while teammate G Sathiyan has jumped four places to reach a career-high 31st position. With 36-year-old Sharath and the much younger Sathiyan achieving a career-best rankings, the year has gotten better for Indian table tennis. Sharath held the 31st spot in the rankings for October and November before gaining a place in December. In a path-breaking year, India won an unprecedented two bronze medals in the Asian Games held in Jakarta. The other Indian in the top-100 of the men’s rankings is Harmeet Desai (100). Manika has gained a place to be 52nd in the women’s rankings and remains the sole Indian in the top-100.