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Tokyo Olympics: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran working on variations

'I am planning to get the the Absolute Double Advanced Table from Japanese table manufacturer San-Ei'

Our Bureau Calcutta Published 08.05.21, 03:38 AM
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. File photo

India paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Friday is determined to put on a grand show at the Tokyo Olympics and is working on different variations.

“We (coach S. Raman and himself) are working on bringing more variation to my game. That is one thing I need to work and handle better on the slow and fast balls.

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“We are also trying a lot of variations in the serve and the receiving and bring in more surprise elements there,” he said at a media interaction facilitated by the Sports Authority of India.

“I am trying to get a table that will be used at the Olympics so if things can come together, it would be one of my best and most intense preparations,” said Sathiyan.

“I am planning to get the the Absolute Double Advanced Table from Japanese table manufacturer San-Ei. I have put forward the proposal to the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).

“That is one of the tables that is never used in other competitions and it makes a huge difference as it’s as different as playing on grass and clay (in tennis).”

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