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We can get medal in Asiad with good draw: Paddler Sathiyan

News 09 May 2018, 18:22 IST



We can get medal in Asiad with good draw: Paddler Sathiyan


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Mumbai, May nine (PTI) Paddler G Sathiyan, who was once section of the boys’s workforce that gained the gold medal in closing month’s Commonwealth Games, has set his eyes at the Asian Games in August with a lot more difficult groups to compete towards.

The Chennai-based participant feels that with a beneficial draw, every other podium end is a definite chance.

“We all are playing really well and are really high on confidence. Even though the CWG was really good for us, the Asian Games will be much tougher as teams who are ranked top in the world will be competing,” Sathiyan informed PTI.

Asked if all of it is determined by the draw, the paddler mentioned, ”Absolutely, in case you occur to play China in the quarterfinals, it’s going to be just a little laborious. If we pass up towards Korea or Japan, then we can most definitely motive an dissatisfied however on the similar level China shall be an uphill activity. We may just most definitely beat them in long run, however now not presently.

“If now we have a good draw, then we can no doubt safe a podium end. I feel we’d like a slight quantity of success in the draw and it may not be no doubt simple to overcome the Koreans or Japanese as they’re ranked in the highest 4 of the sector,” he mentioned.

“We have at all times been in the lightweight bracket and I really feel if we can motive an dissatisfied or two, we can safe a podium end,” he added.

The Asian Games are to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, in August and desk tennis powerhouse China shall be competing, but even so different best groups reminiscent of South and North Korea and Japan.

Sathiyan says that even supposing the Indian workforce struck gold in Gold Coast, Australia, there have been a large number of spaces like method and psychological conditioning the place there’s a scope for growth.

“We’re playing well, but we need to improve in a lot of aspects, like techniques, mental conditioning and others,” he mentioned.

He termed his CWG revel in as particular.

“For me it was once truly good as I used to be collaborating in my first Commonwealth Games and to clinch gold in it was once an wonderful revel in.

“It will at all times be particular to me. We’ve been taking part in good at the international circuit however it was once other taking part in in the Games to your nation with the drive so prime. And I think I was once ready to do this and that gave me a large number of self assurance. Personally, I’m able to face higher demanding situations and assume a lot upper now, I’d say.”

The paddler says with lot extra folks observing, there is for sure drive at the workforce.

“However, now we have a large number of spheres to paintings on as we neglected out on a couple of good alternatives. We neglected out at the doubles gold and misplaced in the singles as smartly. Now, as a large number of individuals are observing us, there is extra drive and you want to stay including for your talents,” he mentioned.

Sathiyan was once additionally a part of the Ultimate Table Tennis League and he mentioned his sport picked up after the UTT.

“My sport picked up after the Australia Open and Ultimate Table Tennis League. I remained unbeaten all over the closing season of UTT and beating the ones best avid gamers gave me a lot of self assurance. Beating the ones avid gamers in the highest 10, best 20, gave me the conclusion that we can beat them,” he mentioned

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