Sharath Kamal has lifted the National men’s singles title for the eighth time, equalling the feat of Kamlesh Mehta.
In the final at the Senior Table Tennis Nationals in Ranchi yesterday, he defeated top-seed Anthony Amalraj 4-1. The winner received two lakh rupees as prize money.
Suthirta Mukherjee from West Bengal emerged the new women champion, beating Hyderabad Nationals winner Manika Batra 4-3. Her maiden effort fetched 1.5 lakh rupees, while Manika received 50 percent less in prize money.