Sharath Kamal Achanta - India's star paddler, proving age is just a number

In the 2022 Birmingham CWG games, Kamal won three gold medals in the men's singles event, the mixed doubles event with Sreeja Akula and the men's team event

Sharath Kamal Achanta of India holds up his gold medal after defeating Liam Pitchford of England in the men's singles table tennis final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham (Photo: PTI)

BS Web Team New Delhi
For Sharath Kamal Achanta, age is just a number. He scripted history by winning four medals -including three gold medals- at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. On Monday, he won the men's singles finals, defeating England's Liam Pitchford.

40-year-old Kamal had won his last and only other single's gold 16 years ago at the 2006 Melbourne CWG games. Today, he has 13 CWG medals, 7 out of these gold medals.

In the 2022 CWG games, Kamal won gold medals in the mixed doubles event with Sreeja Akula and the men's team event. He also won a silver with G Sathiyan in the men's double event.

First Published: Aug 09 2022 | 12:17 PM IST

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