Viswa gets top honour
D. Viswa, who clinched the National sub-junior boys’ singles championship title for 2018-19, received the ‘Player-of-the-Year’ award at a glittering ceremony, organised by the Tamil Nadu Table Tennis Association (TNTTA), at St. Joseph’s IT here on Sunday. B. Babu Manoharan, chairman, St. Joseph’s Group of Institutions, gave away the prizes.
The 15-year-old, a student of JGVV (Anna Nagar) and a trainee at Krishnaswamy Table Tennis Club, and coached by Ramnath Prasad and Jaiprabhu Ram, said he was thrilled to receive the award in front of a large gathering. “Now I want to perform well in the junior category at the State, National and International level,” he said. Raman High Performance TT Centre gave ₹10,000 to Viswa.
Speaking on the occasion, Babu Manoharan asked TNTTA “to make full use of St. Joseph’s facilities.”
India’s star players, A. Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan graced the occasion. The award winners: State No.1 (2018-19): Men: Nitin Thiruvengadam;
Women: T. Reeth Youth boys: D. Ananth; Youth girls: C.R. Harshavardhini;
Junior boys: S. Preyesh; Junior girls: S. Sharmitha; Subjunior boys: S. Preyesh, G Varun, D. Viswa (joint No. 1); Sub-junior girls: Shreya Shivakumar; Cadet boys: M. R. Balamurugan;
Cadet girls: N. Sharvani; Mini-cadet boys: P.
Mini-cadet girls: M. Veterans: Jaikumar.
Recognition: D. Viswa, centre, with R.L. Mahadevan, MD, Shield Health Care, and B. Babu Manoharan, chairman, St. Joseph’s Group of Institutions.