newstabletennis15 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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newstabletennis18 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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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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newstabletennis3 months ago

Incorporated Rahul Dravid’s ways in my game as well, says Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

TT player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has shared a story of how Rahul Dravid’s pep talk had helped him become a Gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games. Currently ranked 28 worldwide, the talented 26-year-old Indian paddler has targeted to enter Top 20 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
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newstabletennis5 months ago

Sathiyan Gnansekaran outplays Jeong Sanguen to enter main draw of Austrian Open

Sathiyan Gnansekaran has registered an impressive 6-11, 11-13, 11-3, 11-8, 11-6, 11-2 win against South Korea’s Jeong Sanguen yesterday to secure a spot in the main draw of the Austrian Open. The world number 35 will face-off against Portugal Marcos Freitas in the first round on Thursday.
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newstabletennis6 months ago

Table Tennis | Manika Batra and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan rise to career best rankings

Table Tennis players Manika Batra and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan attained career-best rankings in their respective singles categories in the latest rankings released by International Table Tennis Federation on Sunday. On the other hand, veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal remained stable at the 31st position.
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newstabletennis10 months ago

Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lead Dabang Smashers to win against Warriors

Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran piloted Dabang Smashers to a 6-1 win against Warriors in Ultimate Table Tennis. Both players defeated higher ranked opponents to register the wins against the Warriors and established Dabang Smashers at the top of the standings on Saturday.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Hong Kong Open Table Tennis | India eliminated after Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lose in round of 16

India's participation in the Hong Kong Open did not prove to be successful with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran losing in the round of 32 against Germany's Ruwen Filus. However, Gnanasekaran was the only Indian to have posed some sorts of challenge while other players remained highly unsuccessful.
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reporttabletennisa year ago

CWG 2018 | Indian men’s table tennis team win gold in team event

The Indian men’s table tennis team followed the footsteps of the women’s team as they helped India clinch its ninth gold medal of this CWG 2018. India won 3-0 against Nigeria as Sharath Achanta, and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won their singles games while Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan won the doubles match.
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newstabletennisa year ago

CWG 2018 | Sanil Shetty travels to Gold Coast as replacement for Soumyajit Ghosh

The Commonwealth Games Council and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) have approved the Table Tennis Federation of India’s (TTFI) request to include Sanil Shetty in the squad in place of the suspended Soumyajit Ghosh. The latter has been accused of rape and was subsequently suspended from the team.
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