It will be Sharath Kamal’s third Olympic appearance. His maiden appearance at the Olympics came during the 2004 Athens Olympics as a 22-year-old.
He was the only Table Tennis player from India to qualify for Beijing games but missed the London games. The ace paddler earner his Rio berth at the Asian Olympic qualification event in Hong Kong. He is also the first Indian to win a singles title on the ITTF Pro Tour.