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Last December, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran found support from an unlikely quarter. With a week to go for the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Surat, an ill-prepared Sathiyan realized he was yet to pick a mixed doubles partner for the event. What followed was a last-minute pairing with West Bengals Ankita Das and a gold medal finish. Beyond the gilt-edged outcome, a sombre truth united the players -- both had lost their fathers the previous month.It was the first tournament either of us was playing since our fathers had died, Sathiyan told ESPN in a chat. We both knew exactly what the other was going through. After such a huge loss, any pressure, challenge or outcome seemed small to us. They became the first Indian pair to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships.On Monday, the 23-year-old from Chennai rewrote history bks yet again by coming the youngest Indian and only the second after Achanta Sharath Kamal to win an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) title - the Belgium Open. It was a giant leap for the 150-odd ranked player who has been training in Grunwettersbach, Germany, since September and turns out for third-division club TSG Kaiserslautern there. A pro tour title allows you to hope and dream big, he said. A spot in the top 50 is my aim for the next two years now.Sathiyans journey as a table tennis player hasnt been free from moments of self-doubt. Hailing from a conventional family background, a career in sport was considered fickle and frowned upon. Midway through my engineering course I realized that its not what I really wanted to, he said. Table tennis was the only thing that never failed to amaze me.A large share of the plaudits for Sathiyans success has gone to coach S Raman, a former Olympian under whom the player has trained in Chennai for over four years now. Sweet timing has been one of Sathiyans most special facets right from his early years, said Raman. If he adds more muscle power, his shots can be a lot more explosive.Aggressive play has been a recent addition to Sathiyans arsenal and has brought him success already. At the nationals in January, he beat his idol, Sharath Kamal, in the semi-finals.He has grown a lot more aggressive on both flanks, said Raman. Theres still some work that needs to be done though on his serve and physical fitness levels. Serve is the only component that is in your control as a player and one that can help you dictate overall play.Sathiyan will return to Germany for a fortnight in November and then again in March to wrap up the season. 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Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play.Kevin Owens suffered defeat during Smackdown’s main-event tag-team match following interference by an irate Sami Zayn. Owens hurled Zayn through a table on Monday Night Raw to prevent his fellow Canadian competing in that evenings Fatal Four-Way No1 contenders match for the WWE World Heavyweight Title.Zayn got his revenge on the blue brand, though, distracting Owens and allowing AJ Styles - the winner of Mondays Fatal-Four Way encounter - to seal victory for himself and Cesaro over The Prizefighter and Chris Jericho. Styles savoured his success having been told earlier in the night by WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns that he would never beat him, while Owens tk out his frustrations on Zayn post-match by thundering his countryman into the steel steps. The Vaudevillains The Vaudevillians, meanwhile, were triumphant on their Smackdown bow, with the former NXT Tag Team Champions overcoming The Lucha Dragons, while Apollo Crews backed up his win over Tyler Breeze on Raw with a comprehensive win over Curtis Axel.ddddddddddddBreeze fared no better than Monday night as he lost to Dean Ambrose, plus Natalya submitted Summer Rae with a Sharpshter as Womens Champion Charlotte watched on from the announce desk.Finally, Zack Ryders hopes of regaining the Intercontinental Championship from The Miz were dashed when The Awesome Ones wife, Maryse, caused a distraction and Ryder was clocked by a Skull Crushing Finale.Watch WWE Raw, Smackdown and Main Event every week on Sky Sports. Also See: WWE on Sky Sports WWE features WWE videos WWE news ' ' '

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