Tamil Nadu paddler G. Sathiyan beat compatriot Sharath Kamal 4-3 in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament in Doha on Tuesday.
Sathiyan is now just a win away from earning the Tokyo Olympics spot.
The 28-year-old from Chennai did not have a good outing at the World Singles Qualification tournament that concluded at the same venue on Monday. Sathiyan, who had a first round bye, surrendered tamely to Italy’s Mihai Bobocica 11-7, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5.
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