Sharath Kamal becomes the first Indian athlete to be elected to the ITTF Athletes’ Commission
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Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna 2022 awardee Sharath Kamal has become the first Indian player to be elected in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Athletes’ Commission. The online elections took place between 7 to 13 November 2022
10 athletes were elected for the ITTF Athletes’ Commission for a four-year term from 2022 to 2026.
Eight athletes were elected from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America, and Oceania region and two were highest-voted para-athletes.
Amongst all elected players Sharath Kamal got the second highest votes after 2012 table tennis World Cup silver medallist Elizabeta Samara of Romania. Sharath Kamal was also recently elected as the member of the Athletes’ Commission of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
It is the governing body of Table Tennis in the world which was set up in 1926.
It is responsible for the organization of International Table Tennis tournaments including World Cups.
Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
President of ITTF: Petra Sorling
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