Achanta Sharath Kamal Biography:
Achanta Sharath Kamal is an Indian Table Tennis Player and He was born on Monday, July 12, 1982, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father Srinivasa Rao is a former Table Tennis player and coach.
On 27 July 2009, Sarath got married to Sripoorni and has two children. Since childhood, he used to practising Table Tennis with his father and uncle before and after school every day. In 1998, Sarath started his professional career and participated in state-level competitions.
In 2003, for the first time, he became the National Champion by winning the National Table Tennis Championships 2003. Later, he won 8 National titles between 2004 and 2019. In 2004, he made his international debut at the Athens Olympics.
Two years later, in 2006, He won 2 gold medals in Men’s Singles and Men’s Team events at Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne. In the same year, he competed in the 2006 Asian Games in Doha but didn’t win any medals.
All Wiki Biography:
|Real Name||Achanta Sharath Kamal|
|Profession||Table Tennis Player|
|Date of Birth||July 12, 1982 (Monday)|
|Age (as in 2021)||39 Years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||PSBB Nungambakkam School|
|College||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Education Qualifications||B. Com|
In 2008, he represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and he is the only Indian Table Tennis player to be selected for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Two years later, at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, he won 2 medals, a Gold medal in Men’s Doubles and a Bronze medal in Men’s Team event.
In 2016, Sarath represented India at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but he made a 1st round exit after losing to Adrian Crișan of Romania in the men’s individual event.
Two years later, Sarath bagged 6 medals in 2018, 4 medals (a Gold medal in Men’s Team event, a Silver in Men’s Doubles, and 2 Bronze medals in Men’s Singles and Mixed Doubles) at Commonwealth Games in Goldcoast and 2 medals (2 Bronze medals in Men’s Team and Mixed Doubles events) at Asian Games in Jakarta.
In 2020, He secured his berth for summer games at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in Men’s Singles and Mixed Doubles events through Asian Olympic Qualifiers Tournament in Doha, Qatar.
Achanta Sharath Kamal Achievements:
- Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 (Men’s singles): Gold Medal
- Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 (Men’s team): Gold Medal
- Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 (Men’s doubles): Gold Medal
- Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 (Men’s team): Bronze Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Men’s team): Gold Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Men’s doubles): Silver Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Men’s singles): Bronze Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Mixed doubles): Bronze Medal
- Asian Games Jakarta 2018 (Men’s team): Bronze Medal
- Asian Games Jakarta 2018 (Mixed doubles): Bronze Medal
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||187 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.87 m (in meters)
6’ 2” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||82 kg (in kilograms)|
181 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Srinivasa Rao|
|Siblings||Brother: Rajath Kamal|
|Marriage Date||27 July 2009|
|Children||They have a son and a daughter|