Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Personal information
Birth name Sathiyan Gnanasekaran[1]
Nationality Indian
Born (1993-01-08) 8 January 1993 (age 25)
Chennai,Tamil Nadu India
Sport
Country India
Sport Table Tennis
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 40

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran is an Indian table tennis player, ranked 40 in the world as of July 2018.[2] He was a member of the Indian team that took the bronze in the 2011 Junior World Championships. G Sathiyan has become India’s highest-ranked player in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings. He surpasses his compatriot, the legendary Sharath Kamal. Sathiyan, who was nowhere near the top-100 bracket until a few months ago, is the leader today at world No. 49, pushing Kamal to the second spot at 51. He has been consistently ranked as one of the top table tennis players from India.

He had recently been signed up with the top German club Grünwettersbach for the prestigious German Bundesliga top division league.

He is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme.

Personal life[edit]

Sathiyan is from Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. He was educated as an engineer. He studied in St.Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai .He studied in KPCVSS school in arrumbakkam Chennai till 10 standard

Achievements and awards[edit]

In September 2016 he won the Belgium Open table tennis title in the men's singles category. This was his first pro title. In the final match played at De Haan in Belgium, he defeated the local player Nuytinck Cedric with a 4-0 score in the final - with 15-13, 11-6, 11-2, 17-15. With this victory, he becomes only the second Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event.[3] 2017 had been a special year for Sathiyan where he won bronze in ITTF Challenge - Thailand, ITTF Challenge - Belgium,ITTF Major - Swedish; Silver in ITTF Major- Bulgaria in doubles men category. He won gold in the ITTF Challenge - Spanish Open, in Almeria (2017) in the men's singles category.[4]

In 2018, Sathiyan defeated 27th-ranked Yuya Oshima, to enter men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open.

Awards[edit]

He has received the TOISA Table Tennis player of the year award 2018 (Jury choice)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://results.ittf.link/index.php?option=com_fabrik&view=details&formid=99&rowid=103126&Itemid=266
  2. ^ "ittf World Ranking". www.ittf.com. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  3. ^ "Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium Open". ESPN. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Sathiyan Gnanasekaran adds to title haul, wins in Almeria - International Table Tennis Federation". International Table Tennis Federation. 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2018-03-07.