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Harmeet played well but lost 2-3 to Kirill. Next up is Sharath Kamal
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Sharath giving us a scare losing first two games and then coming back to win it 3-2.

Set score is 1-1 now. Sathiyan next.
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2-2 and on to the decider. It is Harmeet now against their 2nd best player
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Harmeet Desai wins 3-1 and we win 3-2 against Kazakhstan.
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Austria barely beat HK so does that mean we qualify. The other 2 results you mentioned did not happen.

We needed the women to get the draw the men have.

The men lost to #5, #19 and beat #33 and #35 in the group stages and barely beat #29 to reach the last 16. And their reward is the #9 team in the last 16.

The women unfortunately played #1, and beat #16 and #30 in the group stages and comfortably beat #24 in the playoffs; and their reward is the #4 team in the last 16.
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Women have a decent chance to qualify.

Need Croatia, Portugal and Sweden not to create upsets against Germany, France and Japan. 1 of them creating upsets would be OK for us bit not 2.

Of course that is assuming we lost to Taiwan. If we beat them of course we go thru but that is quite tough.
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Manika Batra gives us the lead with a 3-2 win over Chen Szu-Yu in the first match

Sreeja vs Cheng I-Ching (their best player and WR#10) up now
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Both Sreeja and Ayhika lost their matches and we are down 1-2.

Croatia, Portugal and Sweden have all lost though. So, pretty good chance for us to get a ranking quota whatever happens today.
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We lost 1-3 against Chinese Taipei. South Korea,Taiwan, Hongkong, Japan and Romania are thru to Paris olympics which adds to 7 already qualified (France, China, Australia,Germany,US,Brazil and Egypt).

That will leave 4 spots thru world rankings.

Portugal, Slovakia and Singapore have lost early and their rankings will go below India's and we have most likely qualified thru ranking quota.

Waiting for confirmation.
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Sin Hombre wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:48 am Austria barely beat HK so does that mean we qualify. The other 2 results you mentioned did not happen.

We needed the women to get the draw the men have.

The men lost to #5, #19 and beat #33 and #35 in the group stages and barely beat #29 to reach the last 16. And their reward is the #9 team in the last 16.

The women unfortunately played #1, and beat #16 and #30 in the group stages and comfortably beat #24 in the playoffs; and their reward is the #4 team in the last 16.
Those losses to a completely dominant #1 (by 2-3) and #4 (by 1-3 in competitive matches) by the women were quite impressive. Based on these results, India played like a top 8 team, and the team is mostly young and on the rise. Hope they make it in to the Olympics.

The men looked old and not very competitive with the good teams, so are possibly over-ranked currently. If they make it to the Olympics, they will be going for the experience, so hopefully we can send some of our younger players if we have any younger promising players.
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We are probably around the 10-12 spot in the women but we have to keep in mind that the Olympics team event has 1 doubles + 4 singles so with the Mukherjees, we will be slightly stronger. I am not sure we can send Manika, Sreeja and both Mukherjees (assuming we qualify).

Indian media is claiming we have qualified in both
https://indianexpress.com/article/sport ... s-9173883/
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As per totalilympics forum and some posters on twitter too both Indian teams have qualified.

Conformation will come on 4-5 March.
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China wins both men and women events. This was Ma Long plays last ITTF World Championships.
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Men's rankings:

Harmeet Desai - WR#59
Manav Thakkar - WR#83
Sharath Kamal - WR#90
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran - WR#94

Women's rankings:

Manika Batra - WR#36
Sreeja Akula - WR#50
Yashaswini Ghorpade - WR#96
Archana Girish Kamath - WR#108

Ayhika Mukherjee jumps 21 spots to WR#132
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It is confirmed now that both the Indian teams- men and women have qualified to Paris Olympics thru ranking route- Mens team is now ranked 15th and womens team 13th.

This is official confirmation from ITTF-

Seven Teams Secure Final Spots for Paris 2024 Olympics Team Events

We also get 2 players qualified in each individual events.
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