Singapore has won the highest number of gold medals across all editions with 22 followed by England, India and Nigeria.
Commonwealth Games are being held since 1930 but Table Tennis was first introduced in the year 2002. Since then it has been played regularly at all the games and is in its 6th edition at the Birmingham Games.
2002 Manchester Games
Chetan Baboor was the star of Indian TT squad. India won a total of 3 bronze medals with Chetan Baboor being a part of all the medals. He won the bronze in men’s singles and men’s doubles along with Subramiam Raman who is now the personal coach of India’s no 1 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and also the coach of the Indian Team. The 3 rd bronze was won by the men’s team consisting of Baboor, Raman, Soumyadeep Roy ( Ex Indian coach at Tokyo Olympics) and Subhaji.
Singapore topped the medal tally with 11 medals which included 3 Golds
2006 Melbourne Games
Indian veteran Sharath Kamal after representing India at Athens took part in his maiden commonwealth games winning the gold in the men’s singles category along with winning the gold in the men’s team event. India in both these events won the bronze in the previous edition but put on a better show to win gold this time.
For the 1st time, the women’s team won a medal in TT at CWG for India in the team event defeating Canada and winning the bronze.
Singapore once again topped the tally with 11 medals which includes 4 Golds
2010 New Delhi Games
After a phenomenal performance at the last games, a lot was expected of the Indian TT Squad playing in home conditions but they could get only 5 medals including a solitary gold.
Sharath Kamal was again instrumental in India winning 3 of the 5 medals winning the singles bronze, doubles gold with Subhajit Saha, and a bronze in the team event.
The women’s team put up a good show winning 2 medals in the doubles and team events.
Singapore was clinical in their display as they grabbed six of the eight available Golds.
2014 Glasgow Games
This was one of the most disappointing Games for India in TT after its inception winning just a single silver medal in the men’s doubles ( Sharath Kamal/Amalraj Anthony). The women’s team who were performing better in the previous games couldn’t get a medal. This was like a transition phase for Indian TT as more youngsters were taking up the sport in this period and were performing better.
India had send a 10 member squad for the games but the results were very disappointing.
Singapore once again topped with 6 Golds.
2018 Gold Coast
This was the breakthrough year for Indian TT winning 3 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze medals and topping the TT medals tally by beating Singapore who was the better-ranked team in terms of medal tally in all the previous games.
These games saw the rise of Indian future superstars Sathiyan and Manika Batra. Both of them along with veteran Sharath Kamal were instrumental in India’s best-ever games at this edition.
India Topped the tally with 8 Medals including 3 Golds.
2022 Birmingham Games
This time 2022 should be one of the best years for Indian TT as there are more medal hopes with Manika/Sathiyan and Manika/Kamath both ranked below the top 10 in World Rankings. The men’s doubles also looks strong with Sarath and Sathiyan partnering. Also, all the players look in good form with Sathiyan recently defeating a top 10 player at the WTT event.
Sharath too recently won the Nationals beating statesmen Sathiyan and claiming his 10 th national title. The Indian contingent has left for Hungary for month-long training in Budapest, Hungary. Along with the training, there are two WTT events scheduled which will act as practice for the CWG.