Karnataka performs brilliantly at the 24th Veteran National Table Tennis Championship
The Karnataka Veterans Table Tennis Team made the state and the entire table tennis fraternity proud by winning several medals at the recently concluded Veteran National Table Tennis Championship, held at Pune, Maharashtra from 17th to 23rd January 2017.
The yearly extravaganza saw a huge participation of around 950 players from various parts of the country.
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Parade of state teams
The tournament was inaugurated by 8 time National Champion, Mr. Kamlesh Mehta, 11EVEN Sports Chief Mrs. Vita Dani along with the officials of T.T.F.I and I.V.T.T.C. The event started with a grand opening ceremony where all the teams parading at the venue along with the various state placards held by the senior players of the respective states.
Epic shots, epic wins
The matches were played in earnest and the spectators were treated to class shots and rallies. The standard of T.T. was unbelievably high which had the spectators cheering for more.
There was heartbreak for Karnataka 40 plus A team. They missed the bronze medal by a whisker, leading 2-0 in the quarter finals against Bengal. They went on to lose the next 3 matches, thereby getting knocked out in the quarter finals.
A time to chill
A proud sponsor of the Karnataka veterans’ team apparels, AgilizTech’s Stepout2Play team covered the happenings from ground zero. We had a great time interacting with the participants, as they relaxed post matches.
There was an element of fun as well, where the veterans showed their moves – this time off the table, and on the dance arena. An orchestra had been organized in which the audience and the players actively participated with great fervor, before they prepared for the battle the next day.
|3 GOLD MEDALS||75+ Men’s B Team – BU Krishnamurthy | S Gopalan|
75+ Men’s Singles – K Sathyanarayana
65+ Women’s Singles – Lathika Poosalingam
|2 SILVER MEDALS||80+ Men’s Singles – NS Singh|
75+ Men’s Team – K Sathyanarayana | KV Krishnamurthy | NS Singh
75+ Men’s Singles – S Gopalan
|5 BRONZE MEDALS||75+ Men’s Singles – KV Krishnamurthy | BU Krishnamurthy|
70+ Men’s Doubles – BU Krishnamurthy | S Gopalan
65+ Mixed Doubles – Lathika Poosalingam | Udayashankar Rao
50+ Mixed Doubles – Bhavana Harne | Manideep Sen
The veterans proved to the world that age is just a number and it is never too late to chase your dreams !
On the whole, the 24th Veteran National Table Tennis Championship was a grand success and a brilliant podium for the Karnataka team to exhibit their talents. AgilizTech is proud to be associated with the Karnataka Veterans team and wishes them success in all future games.