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.