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newstabletennis4 months ago

Ultimate Table Tennis postponed for an indefinite period due to pandemic

Ultimate Table Tennis, which was set to enter its fourth season this year, has been postponed indefinitely owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. With most of the sporting events stalled around the globe and the Tokyo Olympics pushed back by a year, the decision was inevitable.
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featuretabletennis5 months ago

Why 'robots' can help sustainable development of Indian Table Tennis at grassroots levels

Indian Table Tennis players have been spotted playing against 'robot' at their domestic space to keep their shape during the lockdown and it has helped them a lot. Gnansekaran Sathiyan, during an exclusive chat with SportsCafe, stressed on how robots can be used effectively at junior levels.
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newstabletennis5 months ago

Was flooded with offers from T-League after defeating Japanese prodigy, reveals Gnanasekaran Sathiyan

Indian paddler Gnanasekaran Sathiyan admitted that he was flooded with offers from the Japanese T-League after he defeated local prodigy Harimoto Tomokazu. The Chennai-based player is currently stranded at his residence during the lockdown, even though he is busy sparring with his robot.
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featuretabletennis7 months ago

Pathbreakers | Sharath Kamal: Man who scripted India’s paradigm shift in Table Tennis

When it comes to changing the landscape of Indian Table Tennis, no one takes more credit than veteran Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal. Having scripted a historic Gold in the Men’s individual event at the 2006 CWG, he followed it up with other rare feats to put India on the global stage.
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featuretabletennisa year ago

India, a big threat to top countries in the world at 2020 Olympics, claims Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

World No. 30 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and India's top-ranked paddler has started his preparations in full swing for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, he feels that having a foreign coach will help India immensely ahead of International tournaments, which they are devoid of, as of now.
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newstabletennisa year ago

People now believe we can beat the world’s best, says Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has been of the opinion that Indian table tennis fans have now realized that their paddlers could go up against the once-feared Koreans and Chinese players and win. After performing well in the Asian Table Tennis Championships, Sathiyan is aiming Swedish and German Cup next.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Asian Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan becomes second Indian man to enter singles quarters

The Chennai paddler Gnanasekaran Sathiyan notched up an 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 win against An-ji Song of North Korea in the pre-quarterfinal match at the Asian Table Tennis Championships. Among the women players, only Ayhika entered the pre-quarterfinals before losing to Ding Ning of China.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Asian Table tennis Championships | Indian men’s team beats Hong Kong 3-0 to secure fifth position

India’s men’s team put up a dominating show against Hong Kong by defeating them 3-0 to earn a 5th placed finish at the 2019 Asian Table-tennis Championships on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday, India had already earned a quarter-final spot in Champions Division as the top-six finishers.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Asian Table Tennis Championships: India storm through Day 1 of preliminary round

The Indian men’s and women’s contingents registered dominating wins on Day 1 in the first preliminary round of the Asian Table Tennis Championships being held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The men were grouped alongside Kuwait and Sri Lanka, the women were pooled with Lebanon and dark horses Jordan.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Men’s doubles team have chance to win medal Asian Ch’ships, says Sharath Kamal

Veteran Indian paddler Sharath Kamal has been of the opinion that India’s mixed doubles team, which has him and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, could win a medal at the Asian Championships next month. Kamal also expressed his concern in the delay of a foreign coach that has hindered their preparations.
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