Sathiyan Gnanasekaran Biography:
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran is an Indian Table Tennis Player and He represents India internationally in Table Tennis singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. He was born on Friday, January 8, 1993, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
His parents couldn’t afford to pay his school fees, however, he managed to complete his school education. Also, he got a free engineering seat in one of the engineering colleges in Chennai. Sathiyan lost his father to cancer in 2015.
He did his schooling at Kola Perumal Chetty Vaishnav Senior Secondary School, Tamil Nadu. Later, finished his engineering degree in Information Technology from St. Joseph College of Engineering.
He started playing Table Tennis as his hobby. Former Indian paddler Subramanian Raman spotted his table tennis talent and was tempted to pursue the sport seriously. He then started training under Subramanian Raman.
He then competed at the junior state and national competitions and performed well in the doubles and singles categories. In 2011, He made his international debut for India at the World Junior Championships and won the Bronze medal with the Indian team.
All Wiki Biography:
|Real Name||Sathiyan Gnanasekaran|
|Profession||Table Tennis Player|
|Playing style||Right-handed, Shakehand grip|
|Date of Birth||January 8, 1993 (Friday)|
|Age (as in 2021)||28 Years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Kola Perumal Chetty Vaishnav Senior Secondary School, Tamil Nadu|
|College||St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai|
|Education Qualifications||BTech in Information Technology|
Then he moved to Germany along with his coach Raman to get proper training. His coach Raman took care of all the expenses for training. After returning from Germany, he then competed in the senior state and national competitions and won many medals.
In 2016, He won his first Pro Tour title by winning his 1st international Gold medal in Table Tennis singles at the ITTF Challenge in Belgium. A year later, he won the gold medal in Men’s Singles at the 2017 ITTF Challenge in Spain followed by the silver medal in Men’s Doubles at the 2017 ITTF Major in Bulgaria.
In 2018, he won 3 medals at his debut Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in Men’s Team, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles respectively. Later that year, he won the bronze medal for the Indian men’s team at his debut Asian Games.
In 2019, he won two bronze medals, one at ITTF Platinum – Australian 2019 in Men’s Doubles and another one ITTF Challenge Plus – Oman 2019 in Men’s Singles.
In 2020, he won the Silver medal in Men’s Doubles event at the ITTF Major held in Hungary. He then qualified for his debut Olympics at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in Men’s Singles with 2 consecutive victories at the Asian Olympics Qualification Tournament in Doha.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran Achievements:
- ITTF Challenge Belgium 2016 (Men’s Singles): Gold Medal
- ITTF Challenge Spanish 2017 (Men’s Singles): Gold Medal
- ITTF Major Bulgaria 2017 (Men’s Doubles): Silver Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Men’s Team): Gold Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Men’s Doubles): Silver Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 (Mixed Doubles): Bronze Medal
- Asian Games Jakarta 2018 (Men’s Team): Bronze Medal
- ITTF Platinum – Australian 2019 (Men’s Doubles): Bronze Medal
- ITTF Challenge Plus – Oman 2019 (Men’s Singles): Bronze Medal
- ITTF Major – Hungarian 2020 (Men’s Doubles): Silver Medal
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||172 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.72 m (in meters)
5’ 6” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||68 kg (in kilograms)|
149 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Name Not Known|
Mother: Malarkodi Gnanasekaran
|Siblings||Sister (s): Divya and Rekha|