After a wait of ten years, Indian ace table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal finally won the ITTF Oman Open table tennis event on Sunday.
The 37-year-old TOPS athlete has last clinched the winner trophy in the Egypt Open event in the year 2010, post which he made an appearance in the semi-finals of Morocco Open in 2011 and India Open in 2017.
#TOPSAthlete @sharathkamal1 won the ITTF Oman Open table tennis event after beating top seed Marcos Freitas 4-2 (6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 17-15). This is his first-ever ITTF title since winning the Egypt Open in 2010. pic.twitter.com/8kI6AqHjs1
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Though his final match at Muscat against Marcos Freitas started on a rough note, the player bounced back in the final two games, beating the attacks of Portuguese players in a strategic way.
Indian Table Tennis level is attaining world class standard due the talented and hardworking Indian team we have presently! Keep it up…”.
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 15, 2020