PUNE: World No. 7 paddler Wong Chun Ting of Hong Kong and womens World No.9 Han Ying of Germany are among the 24 men and women foreign players who will be part of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) to be held in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai starting on July 13.
India’s Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will lead the list of 12 men and 12 women from the country out of a strong pool of 48 players. Manika and Mouma Das created history in Germany by becoming the first Indian pair to reach the quarter-finals of the World Table Tennis Championships.
The table tennis extravaganza will comprise six franchisees and will be hosted in Chennai (July 13-20), New Delhi (July 21 to 26) with the final leg being held in Mumbai (July 27 to 30). Sakal Times
Men: 1. Wong Chun Ting (Hkg, World No. 7), 2. Marcos Freitas (Por, World No. 16), 3. Tiago Apolonia (Por, World No. 19), 4. Stefan Fegerl (Aut, World No. 21), 5. Kou Lei (Ukr, World No.24), 6. Panagiotis Gionis (Gre, World No.36), 7. Aruna Quadri (Ngr, World No. 37), 8. Andrej Gacina (Cro, World No.38), 9. Par Gerell (Swe, World No.44), 10. Li Ping (Qat, World No. 48), 11. Joao Monteiro (Por, World No. 49), 12. Liam Pitchford (Eng, World No. 51).
Women: 1. Han Ying (Ger, World No.9), 2. Wu Yang (Chn, World No.12), 3. Doo Hoi Kem (Hkg, World No.13), 4. Hu Melek (Tur, World No.15), 5. Liu Jia (Aut, World No. 17), 6. Petrissa Solja (Ger, World No.20), 7. Lee Ho Ching (Hkg, World No. 33), 8. Yu Fu (Por, World No.35), 9. Li Qian (Pol, World No. 37), 10. Sabine Winter (Ger, World No.39), 11. Polina Mikhailova (Rus, World No.54), 12. Tetyana Bilenko (Ukr, World No.56).
Men: 1. Sharath Kamal Achanta, 2. Soumyajit Ghosh, 3. Harmeet Desai, 4. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, 5. Amalraj Anthony, 6. Sanil Shetty, 7. Jubin Kumar, 8. Manav Thakkar, 9. Ronit Bhanja, 10. Birdie Boro, 11. Arjun Ghosh, 12. Abhishek Yadav.
Women: 1. Manika Batra, 2. Mouma Das, 3. Madhurika Patkar, 4. Pooja Sahasrabudhe, 5. Suthirtha Mukherjee, 6. Mousumi Paul, 7. Krittwika Sinha Roy, 8. Archana Kamath, 9. Moumita Dutta, 10. Amurtha Pushpak, 11. Priyadarshini Das, 12. Selena Deepti Selvakumar.