Mysuru boy wins State TT Championships

Mysuru boy wins State TT Championships

January 10, 2023

City’s Shashank Keshav Rao has emerged as the youngest Karnataka State Champion in Table Tennis (TT) in Under-13 category.

He won the title in the KTTA-Sri CVL Sastry Memorial State Championships held at Canara Union in Bengaluru recently by defeating Bengaluru’s N. Arnav (National Ranking 8) in the finals 4-1.

In the year 2007, this title was bagged by Mysuru Coach Akshay Mahanta and after a gap of 15 years, a Mysuru boy has bagged the title. Shashank will now be playing for Zonal and National Championships.

The 12-year-old Shashank is the son of Paediatrician couple Dr. Suma Rao and Dr. Prashanth Rao of Aaditya Children’s Clinic, Vivekanandanagar, Mysuru.

A 7th standard student of Kautilya Vidyalaya, Shashank is currently training at Olympic Maharshi Table Tennis Academy (OMTTA), Vishweshwaranagar in city and is Ranked No. 2 in the State.

He has been training for the last four years under Chief Coach Akshay Mahanta, who himself is a multiple State-level Champion and a National-level medallist.


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