Indian table tennis players Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Sutirtha Mukherjee have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to be held from July 23.

Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal entered the Tokyo Olympics as highest-ranked second-placed players in their respective categories.

At the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Sutirtha Mukherjee qualified for the Games by winning their respective groups.

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated the four paddlers who qualified for the summer games.

Kiren Rijiju while congratulating Manika Batra for qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics said, “Great news for India! Our star Table Tennis player Manika Batra has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the TT women’s singles! I am hopeful that Manika will qualify in the mix-doubles also.”

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Congratulating Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, Kiren Rijiju said, “Congratulations to Gnanasekaran Sathiyan who has qualified for Tokyo Olympics in men’s singles table tennis after topping the South Asia Round Robin group at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers.”

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