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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 2 Highlights: India men's hockey team defeated by Australia; Manish Kaushik eliminated
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 2 Highlights: India men's hockey team defeated by Australia; Manish Kaushik eliminated

Follow live updates on the events of the second day of competitions in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on our live blog

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India paddlers handed tough draws, Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra pair to face third seeds in opener
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India paddlers handed tough draws, Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra pair to face third seeds in opener

Batra, ranked 62, though got an easy women's singles first round where she will face Great Britain's Ho Tin-Tin, ranked 32 places below the Indian.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ramji Srinivasan discusses working with Olympic-bound athletes, challenges of being strength and conditioning coach
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ramji Srinivasan discusses working with Olympic-bound athletes, challenges of being strength and conditioning coach

In an exclusive chat with Firstpost, former Indian cricket team strength and conditioning coach Srinivasan talks about his experience working with the likes of Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Bhavani Devi.

Firstpost Explains: What makes China a dynasty in table tennis, particularly at the Olympics
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Firstpost Explains: What makes China a dynasty in table tennis, particularly at the Olympics

At the Olympics, China have won 28 of the 32 gold medals that have been on offer. So what makes China so dominant in the sport? Firstpost Explains, with help from India's top TT star Sathiyan

Tokyo 2020 in sight, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's 17-year quest for Olympic glory nears culmination
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Tokyo 2020 in sight, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's 17-year quest for Olympic glory nears culmination

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran was first drawn to the Olympics in 2004, and for 17 years, his fascination for the five rings has only grown. As he stands on the cusp of his maiden Olympics, we chart his journey from a scrawny teenager to an all-condition paddler.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Spurred by heartbreaks of the past, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran eyeing the promise of future
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Spurred by heartbreaks of the past, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran eyeing the promise of future

As he achieved his childhood dream of qualifying for the Olympics, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran could not help but remember the terrible personal tragedy of losing his father and missing out on Rio 2016.

Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra begin WTT campaign in Doha on winning note
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Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra begin WTT campaign in Doha on winning note

Sathiyan, Sharath Kamal and Batra have earned direct entries into the singles draw at the ongoing tournament.

WTT Star Contender Doha: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ahyika Mukherjee make winning starts in qualifying
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WTT Star Contender Doha: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ahyika Mukherjee make winning starts in qualifying

While World No 95 Sutirtha registered a dominating 11-9, 11-3, 11-6 victory over Ala Mohamed of Qatar, World No 131 Ahyika notched up an easy 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 win against Qatar's Maha Faramarzi.

WTT Contender Doha: Achanta Sharath Kamal through to second round; G Sathiyan eliminated
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WTT Contender Doha: Achanta Sharath Kamal through to second round; G Sathiyan eliminated

Sharath toiled hard before defeating Sirucek 17-15, 9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9 in the first round.

WTT Contender: Manika Batra, Sreeja Akula move to final round of women's singles qualifiers
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WTT Contender: Manika Batra, Sreeja Akula move to final round of women's singles qualifiers

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manika got the better of Romania's Irina Ciobanu 11-7, 15-13, 11-8 comfortably in the third round of women's singles qualifiers

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran interview: 'I feel like a different player after my training sessions during lockdown'
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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran interview: 'I feel like a different player after my training sessions during lockdown'

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran talks about training against a robot during the first few months of the lockdown, working on his serve-and-receive game, and finding some light even in a dark year.

Firstpost Masterclass: Forehand topspin to aggressive play, Kamlesh Mehta explains intricacies of table tennis
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Firstpost Masterclass: Forehand topspin to aggressive play, Kamlesh Mehta explains intricacies of table tennis

India table tennis legend Kamlesh Mehta explains the physical and mental intricacies of table tennis.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Table Tennis Federation of India contributes Rs 5 lakh for fight against COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Table Tennis Federation of India contributes Rs 5 lakh for fight against COVID-19

The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) on Tuesday pledged Rs 5 lakh to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for the battle against the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's team's qualification bid ends after defeat to Czech Republic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's team's qualification bid ends after defeat to Czech Republic

The Indian men's table tennis team's quest for an Olympic berth ended in disappointment after it suffered a 1-3 defeat to Czech Republic in a play-off match of the qualifying event

Paddler Manav Thakkar becomes first Indian to clinch ITTF Challenge Series U-21 men's singles title
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Paddler Manav Thakkar becomes first Indian to clinch ITTF Challenge Series U-21 men's singles title

The 19-year-old Thakkar, who was a part of the Indian men's team which won the bronze in 2018 Asian Games, dominated the proceedings in the one-sided final match

ITTF Men's World Cup: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's dream campaign ends after defeat to former World No 1 Timo Boll
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ITTF Men's World Cup: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's dream campaign ends after defeat to former World No 1 Timo Boll

The world number 30 Sathiyan, making his World Cup debut, went down 1-4 (11-7, 8-11, 5-11, 9-11, 8-11) to Timo Boll in the pre-quarters.

ITTF Men's World Cup: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran overcomes higher-ranked opponents in group stage to clinch round of 16 berth
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ITTF Men's World Cup: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran overcomes higher-ranked opponents in group stage to clinch round of 16 berth

The world number 30 Sathiyan defeated Frenchman Simon Gauzy, ranked eight places above him, 4-3 in an energy-sapping first match before a 4-2 win over world number 24 Groth Jonathan of Denmark.

UTT 2019: Archana Kamath comes from behind against Krittwika Sinha Roy to propel Goa Challengers to victory
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UTT 2019: Archana Kamath comes from behind against Krittwika Sinha Roy to propel Goa Challengers to victory

The 19-year-old Archana beat a valiant Krittwika Sinha Roy 6-11, 11-2, 11-8 in the reverse women's singles to clinch the issue for her side. Delhi's Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, world number 30, unexpectedly lost to Spain's Alvaro Robles 1-2 in the reverse men's singles

Ultimate Table Tennis 2019: Defending champions Dabang Delhi to face Puneri Paltan on opening day of third season
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Ultimate Table Tennis 2019: Defending champions Dabang Delhi to face Puneri Paltan on opening day of third season

Dabang Delhi TTC is led by the world no. 24, who is currently the highest-ranked Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran