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After Poland and Sweden, G Sathiyan to play for top German club

India’s top table tennis player G Sathiyan, who won three medals at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, has signed with German Bundesliga’s top division club ASV Grunwettersbach Tischtennis. Sathiyan has previously played in leagues in Poland and Sweden. 

“I am really happy on becoming the second Indian to sign up with a club after Sharath Kamal in the most prestigious league in the world. I am looking forward to playing against world class players and I think it will be a great experience,” Sathiyan said.

The World No 46 will start playing in the Bundesliga from September after the Asian Games in Jakarta. Sathiyan won a team gold, a silver in men’s doubles alongside Sharath Kamal and a bronze in mixed doubles with Manika Batra at the Gold Coast. He was also a part of the Indian men’s team that finished 13th, its best ever performance, in the World Team Championships in Sweden. 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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