Why is Kamal India's biggest hope in Tokyo?
Sharath Kamal may be just one man, but he is already India’s biggest shot at winning a gold medal in the Tokyo Games. Kamal is keen to make history and the Olympic Games is the best stage where he can achieve his goal of doing so.
With the Tokyo Olympics coming in hot, there will be a lot of players who will grind their way to the top. It seems like there is more to expect when it comes to India’s hopes of winning the gold medal this time.
Kamal wants to prove his worth as one of the best stars in India. Set to play in the doubles edition with Manika Batra, the star hopes to make sure that India gets a podium finish by the end of the Games.
There are many reasons why Kamal is India’s biggest star in the Olympic Games. The team’s success in their Qatar run was a huge feat, and it proved India is ready to take its place at the top of table tennis. However, the Games itself would be the biggest stage Kamal can make use of as a way to make himself known.
Kamal believes he has what it takes to win, and he is eager to prove India can be a home for many rising stars in the game. Being known in public places is a start for him, but leaving a mark would mean a lot for his legacy in the game.
‘Now I’m recognized as Sharath Kamal in public places and that is recognition for the game. My goal is to take TT to a new high like badminton and where Saina Nehwal or PV Sindhu did for their game’, Kamal said. ‘We will do it in this Olympics. That could be a massive one. When Saina won the bronze in the London Olympics, the badminton changed for good’.
Kamal’s goal of proving India’s capability of rising to the top was never in question. With the Olympic Games coming in hot, it is safe to say that Kamal is ready to raise India’s banner in the coming matches. This is his chance to prove he has what it takes to win, and there is more to expect from his performance as he grinds all the way to the top.
India is expected to come up with a medal at the very least. They have a lot of players who are set to play table tennis in the Tokyo Games. This says a lot about their chances of proving their worth as a winning country.
Kamal is going to lead them to success, and he is not taking a step back in the contest as he hopes to prove why he is India’s best.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores