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S. Raman

S. Raman, is one of few Indian tennis players who have excelled at the international circuit as well. On the roads of Kamlesh Mehta and Chetan Baboor, this ace player gained equal fame in both the sectors in tennis. Employed with the Indian Oil Corporation, Raman was a fitness freak and was reputed to be one of the fittest players in the national circuit. An Arjuna Awardee, this ace player has made a significant name for himself. Raman has to his credit a number of medals in both national and international tournaments. In the following lines, we have provided detailed information about the career of S Raman.

Career

Raman, who hails from Tamil Nadu, clinched his maiden National Championship in Goa in 1993. However, it was the 1995 SAF Games that proved to be the pinnacle of success and glory. The game not only brought Raman to a limelight, but also gave another gold medalist to cheer for. In this tournament, Raman bagged a gold in the singles event, silver in the doubles and another silver in the mixed doubles.

In the same year, Raman was conferred with Arjuna Award, one of the highest civilian awards in India. Two years thence i.e. in 1997, Raman teamed up with his compatriot Chetan Baboor to bag the doubles gold in the Commonwealth table tennis meet that held at Glasgow. Thereafter, Raman secured yet another National Championship title in 1999 in Lucknow. In the same year, he won the doubles gold again at the 1999 Commonwealth Championships, the first one being in 1997.

Achievements

  • Won the doubles gold in the Commonwealth Championship in 1997 and 1999.
  • Gold in the 1995 SAF Games.
  • Arjuna Award.

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