Table Tennis is a very popular sport in the world sporting scene. The game helps the individual to improve his or her reflexes and hand and eye co-ordination. Mysuru has a rich history of producing talented Table Tennis players who have gone on to represent the country and the State on various occasions. One such talented Para Table Tennis player is Srinivas Ramakrishna, who is working as a Chief Reservation Supervisor at South Western Railways (SWR), Mysuru. He has won several medals at National and International-level Tournaments. Recently, Srinivas took part in the State Para Games 2019 held at Chamundi Vihar Stadium in city and won Gold Medal in the Men’s Singles event. He is our ‘Star This Week.’
Srinivas has a string of good performances both in the National and International level. He had represented India in the Asian Regional Championship held at Beijing, China, in 2013 and secured fourth place in the team event representing the country. Srinivas represented India in the International Para TT Championship at Bangkok, Thailand, in 2011 and in Italy in 2010. He also represented the country in the Asia-Oceania TT Championship held at Jordan in 2009 and gained valuable exposure and experience.
Srinivas also got the ‘General Manager Award’ instituted by SWR for outstanding achievement in 2011-12. In the National-level, Srinivas won Bronze Medal in the Para Open National Championship in March 2018 held at Indore, MP, in the Men’s Singles event. Srinivas has been regularly taking part in the National Championships for Para Table Tennis and had won Silver Medal in the Senior Paralympic TT Championship in Bengaluru in 2016.
He also won a Silver Medal in the 2012, 2011 Championships held at Bengaluru. In 2009, Srinivas won Gold Medal in Nationals held in Bengaluru and won Silver Medal in 2004.
He has also attended Para National TT Camp at SAI, Gandhinagar, in 2016. He intends to work hard in the days to come and represent India and win medals in the International level.