newstabletennis11 days ago

G Sathiyan books World Cup spot finishing sixth in ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup

India’s ace paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran managed to get himself a berth in the World Cup after he finished sixth in the ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup in positions 5-8 match on Sunday. The Table Tennis World Cup, which is held annually since 1980, will be held in China’s Chengdu from October 18 to 20.
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newstabletennis12 days ago

Asian Cup TT | G Sathiyan upsets Wong Chun Ting in positions 5-8 match, books ticket to World Cup

After G Sathiyan’s campaign at the ongoing ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup came to an end in the quarter-final round yesterday, the Indian paddler defeated Wong Chun Ting in positions 5-8 match and sealed a place in the World Cup. Sathiyan will now face Lin Yun-Ju of Chinese Taipei for the fifth place.
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newstabletennis13 days ago

Asian Cup TT | G Sathiyan stays in contention for quarter-final, Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra bow out

G Sathiyan is the only Indian who is still in contention for a place in the quarter-final round of the ongoing ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup in Yokohama, Japan. On the other hand, after a poor show in the group stage, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra have been knocked out of the competition.
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newstabletennis14 days ago

Reports | TTFI still awaiting government clearance for World Table Tennis Championships

According to a TOI report, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) is still awaiting government clearance regarding India’s participation in the World Championships. The tournament will be held in Budapest later this month and the world body has already expressed its displeasure over the delay.
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newstabletennis19 days ago

Sanmay Paranjpe is not my new coach, clarifies Manika Batra

Indian table tennis player Manika Batra has clarified that Sanmay Paranjpe is not her new coach and is only a co-player and a practice partner. The ace paddler has recently parted ways with her childhood coach Sandeep Gupta and there were reports that Paranjpe would be her new coach.
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newstabletennis23 days ago

Manika Batra parts ways with coach Sandeep Gupta, to train under Sanmay Paranjpe

Manika Batra has decided to end her long association with childhood coach Sandeep Gupta from Delhi and will now train under Sanmay Paranjpe in Pune. India’s leading female paddler had started training under Gupta when she was only eight-year-old and continued under him for 15 years.
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newstabletennisa month ago

Oman Open TT | G Sathiyan settles for bronze as Archana Kamath wins silver in U-21 category

G Sathiyan had to settle only for a bronze medal at the ongoing the ITTF Challenge Plus Oman Open as he lost the semi-final battle against Mattias Flack. In the under-21 women’s category, India’s Archana Kamath lost to Satsuki Odo in the final match to finish with a silver medal at the event.
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newstabletennis2 months ago

Reports | Table Tennis federation mulling to appoint Dejan Papic as new foreign coach

According to a TOI report, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has strongly recommended the name of Dejan Papic for the post of India’s next TT coach. The federation has shortlisted two other foreign coaches as well for the post and forwarded their names to the Sports Authority of India.
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newstabletennis2 months ago

I am very proud to be seen as a threat, says Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has stated that he was proud to have witnessed a poster of himself addressed as a "threat" before the Asian Games in China during the preparatory camp. His coach mentioned that the Chinese had recorded the practice sessions to understand every move of the crafty sportsman.
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newstabletennis2 months ago

We have a fair chance of winning a medal in Tokyo 2020, says Sharath Kamal

Sharath Kamal was hopeful of getting a medal in the mixed doubles section of Table Tennis with Manika Batra at Tokyo Olympics 2020. He had exclaimed that the development for the sport has been tremendous and in the right direction for the past 4-5 years but the process still needs to be consistent.
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