Sathiyan Gnanasekaran: Indian table tennis player Sathyan Gnanasekara has qualified for the Olympics to be held in Tokyo. The Japanese capital, Tokyo, was scheduled to host the Olympics last year. In this case, it was postponed to this year due to the spread of the corona. The Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8. It is followed by the Paralympic Games.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran confident of playing at Tokyo Olympics
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu table tennis player Sathyan Gnanasekaran faced Pakistan’s Mohammad Ramesh in the Asian Olympic qualifiers for the Olympic qualifiers in Doha. Sathyan dominated from the start, winning 11-5, 11-8, 11-9, 11-2, 4-0.
Sathyan, who had earlier started his round-robin tournament with a 4-3 win over teammate Sarath Kamal, secured a chance for the Tokyo Olympics with a win over Mohammad Ramesh. The Arjuna Award winner has now qualified for the Olympics.
Meanwhile, another Indian, Sarath Kamal, lost 4-0 (11-4, 11-1, 11-5, 11-4) to Pakistan’s Ramesh Mohammad. Despite this, Kamal has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in terms of being the leading player in the rankings. This is the fourth Olympics in which Kamal will participate.
Earlier, India’s second seed Sudrita Mukherjee secured her place in the Tokyo Olympics by beating her teammate Manika Bhadra 4-2 (7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 4-11, 11-5, 11-4). Despite losing this match, Manika still has a chance in terms of rankings.