Sathiyan beats Sharath Kamal in Doha, now one win away from Tokyo ticket

Tamil Nadu paddler G. Sathiyan beat Sharath Kamal 4-3 in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament in Doha on Tuesday.

Sathiyan said he is excited to take part in his first international singles match after a year.   -  SIVA SARAVANAN S

Tamil Nadu paddler G. Sathiyan beat compatriot Sharath Kamal 4-3 in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament in Doha on Tuesday.

Sathiyan is now just a win away from earning the Tokyo Olympics spot.

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The 28-year-old from Chennai did not have a good outing at the World Singles Qualification tournament that concluded at the same venue on Monday. Sathiyan, who had a first round bye, surrendered tamely to Italy’s Mihai Bobocica 11-7, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5.

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