'Happy about the way I fought, says Sharath Kamal

India paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal might have bowed out of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, but his fighting spirit against world champion Ma Long in the third round impressed one and all. Kamal is himself happy about the way he fought it out against Long and made the world champion nervous during the clash.In an interaction, Kamal spoke about his campaign at the Olympics, his match against world champion Long, and how difficult it was to take part in the Olympics in such unprecedented times. I think this was my best performance in all the Olympics games I have played till now.

Really happy that I could put myself in this place both physically and mentally. Prepared a lot, complete planning went into it with my table tennis coach Rajat Kamal and Shrinivas Rao. Fitness coach, my mental trainer, and dietician planned with me on where and how do we get into preparation and make me peak at the right time. We worked really hard so I am really happy to be in this place currently. It also motivates me to continue, said Kamal.