Paris Olympics 2024: Sharath and Manika to lead Indian teams in Olympic debut

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The Paris Olympics 2024 will mark a historic moment for Indian sports as the nation will make its debut in the Olympic table tennis team events. Leading the charge will be veteran player Sharath Kamal and world number 24 Manika Batra.

Indian Men’s and Women’s Team for the Paris Olympics

Sharath Kamal, a Commonwealth Games medallist, will be making his fifth and final Olympic appearance. He has been a stalwart of Indian table tennis, consistently performing at the highest level. His experience and leadership will be invaluable to the team.

Manika Batra, currently ranked 24th in the world, will lead the women’s team. She has been a rising star in Indian table tennis, with her aggressive playing style and never-say-die attitude making her a formidable opponent.

Joining Sharath in the men’s team will be Harmeet Desai and Manav Thakkar. Both players have shown promise and consistency, and their inclusion in the team will add depth and versatility.

The women’s team will also feature Sreeja Akula and Archana Kamath. Both players have made significant strides in their careers and will be looking to make their mark on the Olympic stage.

The selection of the squads was based on the players’ consistent performances over time and their world rankings. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of these athletes, who have been relentlessly pursuing their passion for the sport.

The teams will be guided by foreign expert Massimo Costantini, whose inputs were instrumental in the selection of the squads. His experience and tactical acumen will be crucial in preparing the teams for the challenges ahead.

Alternate players G. Sathiyan and Ayhika Mukherjee will also travel with the team to Paris. Their inclusion ensures that the team has adequate backup in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

As the teams gear up for the challenge, the entire nation will be cheering them on. The Paris 2024 Olympics will not just be a competition, but a celebration of the spirit of sportsmanship, perseverance, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

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