G Sathiyan becomes first Indian to break into top-25 of table tennis world rankings

first_img Next G Sathiyan becomes first Indian to break into top-25 of table tennis world rankingsG Sathiyan, the 26-year-old finished sixth in the Asian Cup in Yokohama early this month to secure a place in the World Cup in Chengdu from October 25 to 27.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 29, 2019UPDATED: April 29, 2019 23:52 IST G Sathiyan is the first Indian to break into the top-25 of ITTF rankings. (Twitter/@sathiyantt)HIGHLIGHTSG Sathiyan became first Indian to break into the top-25 of ITTF rankingsSathiyan rose four spots to be 24th in the latest ITTF rankingsSharath Kamal dropped 9 spots to be in 46th positionIndia’s G Sathiyan on Monday scaled new heights in his rapidly rising career by becoming the firstIndian to break into the top-25 of the latest world ranking list released by International Table Tennis Federation.Sathiyan rose four spots to be 24th in the ITTF rankings, following his impressive sixth place finish in the Asia Cup in Yokohama earlier this month to secure a place in the World Cup in Chengdu from October 25 to 27. Last week, he was the sole Indian to reach the round of 32 in the World Championships in Hungary.”Really happy with way I am playing and I feel I am moving in the direction to reaching the top-15 by the end of 2019. Also, I can’t thank my coach (S Raman) enough for his support and guidance,” the engineer turned table tennis professional told PTI.Veteran Sharath Kamal, who lost in the round of 64 in Hungary, dropped nine places to be in 46th position.India’s number one female player, Manika Batra, slipped three spots to be 59th, following her round of 64 loss in the World Championships.Also Read | Aim is to qualify for Tokyo Olympics: Asian Athletics C’ships gold medallist GomathiAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow G SathiyanFollow Manika BatraFollow Sharath KamalFollow Table Tennislast_img read more