Kamal seeks to win big in Tokyo
Achanta Sharath Kamal claims that he has high hopes for his success in the coming Tokyo Games. The Indian star aims to make history and come up with a podium finish in his games. He is clearly determined to win and will surely not let this chance slip past him.
Kamal is poised to challenge the best table tennis players in the world when the Olympic Games begin. He has worked hard to come up with a massive run in the past few months and it seems that he is not backing down from the challenge this time.
The star has also claimed that he would love to set a high standard for India and deliver success to his home country. Kamal is set to play together with Manika Batra for the doubles edition and has been fueled by their hot run in the past few months.
‘Over the years, there were a lot of goals which I have achieved and constantly I have raised the bar. I started with the Commonwealth Games where I was the first paddler to win the singles medal and we have become a strong nation in CWG since 2006’, Kamal said. ‘These medals, particularly the Asian Games show, gives you the belief system that if you can do in Asian Games, you can do it in Olympics’.
Kamal has enjoyed a huge run in the qualifiers at Doha last March. The star claims that he has improved a lot in his game and is confident with his chances.
He even explained why he has a unique skill set that is hard to counter even for the best players that the Olympic Games have to offer.
‘My best top spin is my winning weapon where even World No.1 might not be able to retrieve it’, Kamal said. ‘That is our strong point and that has helped to beat World No.5, not once, but twice. That gives us the confidence and we believe we probably can win the Olympic medal’.
Kamal is keen to prove his point that he is one of the best stars in the game, and there is no better way to do that than to play on the biggest stage of the sport.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores