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newstabletennis9 months ago

India swap men's doubles Table Tennis team ahead of 2022 Commonwealth Games

In order to qualify for the 2022 CWG, the Indian team has switched the doubles pair, following the success at the Asian Championships. In the build-up to the event next year, Indian legend Sharath Kamal will team up with Manav Thakkar, while Gnanasekaran Sathiyan will pair up with Harmeet Desai.
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newstabletennisa year ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | This won't be the best Olympic Games, asserts Sharath Kamal

India’s top-ranked Table Tennis player Sharath Kamal feels that the upcoming Olympics won’t be the best one, with the travel restrictions in place. The world no. 31 has already qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Games alongside Gnansekaran Sathiyan, Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee.
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newstabletennisa year ago

Gnansekaran Sathiyan claims his maiden national championship title

Indian Table Tennis sensation Gnansekaran Sathiyan claimed his maiden national championship title after he got the better of long-time rival Achanta Sharath Kamal, at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium, in Panchkula. Previously, Manika Batra emerged victorious in the women’s singles days before that.
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newstabletennis2 years 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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featuretabletennis2 years 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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newstabletennis2 years 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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featuretabletennis2 years 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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featuretabletennis3 years 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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newstabletennis3 years 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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newstabletennis3 years 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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