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Sharath Kamal has become the first Indian player to be elected in the ITTF Athletes’ Commission

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  • Star Indian paddler Sharath Kamal has become the first player from the country to get elected in the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
  • Eight athletes – four male and four female – were elected from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America, and Oceania along with the two highest-voted para-athletes.
  • The elected players will serve in the ITTF Athletes’ Commission for a four-year term from 2022 to 2026.
  • The ace paddler from India got 187 votes, the second-highest number, behind Elizabeta Samara of Romania, who received 212 votes, the difference of a mere 8.83 per cent votes polled from their continents — Asia and Europe — respectively.
  • Talking of the international honour, Sharath, a multiple Commonwealth Games medallist, felt humbled and happy to know that he got the highest number of votes from Asia, ahead of other candidates from the continent.

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