TOISA 2018 Nominees: Table-tennis

NEW DELHI: The third Mahindra Scorpio Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) powered by means of All-Out, is India's first and largest multi self-discipline folks's selection sports awards. TOISA is a platform created by means of the Times Group to recognise and praise Indian wearing talent and achievements on a global scale and shall be held quickly to honour the lion hearts who have completed the country proud.

Ahead of the 2018 TOISA to be hung on February 26, here is a recap of 5 table-tennis avid gamers who left an affect in 2017.

SATHIYAN GNANSEKARAN






The No.1 Indian paddler in males's singles, Sathiyan broke into the sector top 100 and closed out the yr at No 49. The first ever Indian desk tennis pair (at the side of Soumyajit Ghosh) to make it to the boys's doubles ultimate in an ITTF World Tour primary sequence tournament, on the Bulgaria Open. The simplest Indian TT player within the Ultimate Table tennis league to move undefeated. Won gold on the ITTF Challenger Spanish Open, beating Japan's Kazuhiro Yoshimura 4-2 within the males's singles ultimate.

MANAV THAKKAR






The first Indian to occupy the highest spot (3,455 points) on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings. Rewrote Gujarat TT historical past by means of finishing a grand double on the Sports National Ranking RR Championships. Won the boys's and junior boys' singles titles, turning into the youngest Gujarati TT player to win to take action. Won gold within the Slovenia Junior and Cadet Open, singles and doubles. Finished runner-up on the Serbian Junior and Cadet Open; gold in group tournament with Manush Shah and Ishaan Hingorani.

SOUMYAJIT GHOSH







Won the ITTF Challenge Seamaster Chile Open, beating compatriot Anthony Amalraj. Became the third Indian to win an ITTF tournament. First ever Indian desk tennis pair (at the side of Sathiyan Gnansekaran) to make it to the boys's doubles ultimate in an ITTF World Tour primary sequence tournament, the Bulgaria Open.

MANIKA BATRA







The first Indian pair (with Mouma Das) to go into the quarter-finals of the World Table Tennis Championships. With Das, gained silver on the ITTF Challenger Spanish Open.

MOUMA DAS







The first Indian pair (with Batra) to go into the quarter-finals of the World Table Tennis Championships. With Batra, gained silver on the ITTF Challenger Spanish Open.


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