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Archana probably has higher singles ranking than Ayhika. I think this is great. Sathiyan, though clearly not in his peak form, still must be very hurt from the exclusion.
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Ayhika is more capable of upsetting top players in singles, and is without a doubt an excellent doubles player.

As I said, it is a non-controversial pick but the smarter pick for any chances of an upset is Ayhika.
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Manika has been playing WD with Archana since 2019 so seems to be a good selection
Manika/Archana won a WTT Contender title in Slovakia in 2021 but they don't play WD that often now
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‘Want to do more at Paris Olympics,’ says TT star Manika Batra after Saudi high and career-best ranking

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‘My Job as a player is to leave Table Tennis in a better place’: Manika Batra

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... s?from=mdr
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Costantini returns to Indian Table Tennis team as foreign coach

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In a message to Sportstar, India’s paddler Harmeet Desai said, “It’s great to have a national team coach after such a long time. We won’t be having much time to train under him before the Olympics but we all will try our best to make the best use of what is left. We have had great results under Massimo and I hope that we can do even better this time.”
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'I am here for unfinished business': Indian TT coach Costantini

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Two from Surat in Indian men’s table tennis team for Paris Olympic

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Harmeet Desai and Krittwika Roy are married :-)

Is that a first TT couple from India ?
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gunsnroses wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 2:31 pm Harmeet Desai and Krittwika Roy are married :-)

Is that a first TT couple from India ?
No, there have been a few in the past. Kamesh Mehta and Monalisa Baruah is one that comes to mind. They may be few others.
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"With the federation's support, I can play maximum 5-6 events, and that too depends on my performance and ranking. Since I am not part of TOPS unlike other players, to play more tournaments and better my ranking, I have to self fund. And that is difficult,” Ayhika said.

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“I would be lying if I say I never had those thoughts [of quitting the sport],” said Kamath. “I had some difficult times, but I just kept trying to turn up. Do something and not be bogged down.”

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Costantini: We will have a training camp in the beginning of June for the preparation of Sathiyan and Ayhika, the alternate players. I have to prepare them like I prepare the others. I have to prepare doubles like the others because, until the day of starting, anything can happen. Alternate players are there as a new rule in the case of a player getting injured. We, as an organisation and as a team like India, cannot improvise. We cannot go with three; if one gets injured, then we can play with the other two, no. This is not professional. I will prepare all the players in the same way. I would consider Sathiyan and Ayhika as part of the team and I hope they will contribute actively because it doesn’t end with the Olympics. It may go ahead and we will have many opportunities. I’m already thinking (about) 2028. My goal is definitely not Paris, but it is the goal of many players, fans, and organisations. I have to have a better, bigger picture of this. I should not stop for small details.
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The training camp with Max Costantini is in Bengaluru from 7th June - 17th June and another one in Germany in July
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