It was a red-letter day in sports world when 23 year old young boy Sarthak Gandhi from Delhi grabbed runner-up position in Men’s Singles event at the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos, on 12th Aug.
He challenged 26 year old Egyptian Omar Assar, in Men’s Singles title in final. However, Sarthak Gandhi in final games was (11-6, 13-11, 11-6, 11-8), to stand at second. Before entering in final round Gandhi trounced Qatar’s Li Ping, Ex World champion in six games (11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 12-10)
Sarthak Gandhi is ranked at 356 in the world in Men’s Single , whereas in 2016 he had attained the position at 322. After this performance, Sarthak is now amongst 5 Indians who have played finals in either a world tour or a challenge series conducted by ITTF