Sanil Shetty is an Indian paddler. He is well-known for winning two medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In 2022, he made headlines after winning a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, held in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.Sanil Shetty started his table tennis career at a very young age. In an interview, he claimed that his table tennis journey began on his 9th birthday when his elder brother gifted him a table tennis racquet. He said, I still remember, it was my 9th birthday, and my brother had come home after playing a tournament in Mumbai. He gave me a tt racquet, which sort of marked the beginning of my journey..Initially, Sanil Shetty was trained by his elder brother and after training with him for some time, Sanil Shetty joined the Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA) at Andheri, where he was trained by Deepak Mani for twelve years.After getting trained by Deepak Mani, Sanil Shetty moved to Frankfurt, Germany, where he trained with a German table tennis coach named Peter Engel.In 2011, Sanil Shetty took up a job at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). There, he represented the organisation at several national-level table tennis tournaments.In 2012, Sanil Shetty participated in the Fajr Cup, where he clinched a bronze medal. The tournament took place in Iran.In 2012, Sanil Shetty was selected by the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) to take part in the qualifying matches for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. He could not make it to the Indian squad as he was defeated by his rival in the quarter-finals. Sanil, in an interview, said, It was in 2012 when I had a chance to qualify for the Olympics but unfortunately, I lost in the quarter-finals. I couldnt make it to the finals. I was shattered then. Had I been qualified, I could make it for the Olympics. It did take me time to regain confidence and convince myself that I had to buck up and that what went wrong couldnt be undone..In 2014, Sanil Shetty participated in and won the Senior National & Inter-State Table Tennis Championship. He became the second player from Mumbai to become a national champion since 1995. Scroll.in.Sanil Shetty took part in the 2014 Fajr Cup which took place in Iran. In the tournament, Sanil won a silver medal.In 2015, Sanil Shetty participated in the Asian Table Tennis Championship which was held in Thailand. There, he bagged a gold medal in the team championships event.