Table Tennis legend and Commonwealth Games medalist Achanta Sharath Kamal said that winning three gold and one silver and receiving the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in 2022 is the best way to finish the year. The CWG gold medallist will receive the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, the country’s highest sporting honour, from President Droupadi Murmu on November 30 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
“It is a fantastic moment. I am slowly starting to peak now in my career and the way I played the 2022 Birmingham Games. I got these three medals. Three gold and one silver. I can’t ask for more 2022 has been fantastic and this is the best way to finish 2022 with the Khel Ratna award. The government gave me this recognition. Slowly over the years, I have scaled up to the height where I am the best spokesperson in the country. I am really happy to get the award now,” Achanta Sharath Kamal told ANI.
Kamal will become the second TT player after Manika Batra to receive the honour, as per Olympics.com. The 40-year-old has had a great 2022, in which he won three gold medals and a silver at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year in August.
“Getting an award in front of family. Part of the ceremony and share the moment with friends and family,” said the CWG champion.
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