India is the No. 1 table tennis player practicing with robots during lockdown

  • Number 31 in the world, Sathiyan is not leaving his Tokyo Olympic dreams just because of epidemics.
  • The Chennai-born paddler also believes that giving back to the Tokyo Olympics is a big gain for him.

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Changed 10 Apr 2020, 12:33 IST

Sathian practices with robots [PC: Sathiyan Instagram]“/>
Sathian practices with robots [PC: Sathiyan Instagram]

India is currently monitoring the lockdown period of 26 days, and athletes are adopting innovative strategies to keep themselves fit and to improve their skills.

Similarly, the story of India’s first-ranked table tennis player, Sathian Enlightenment, Who is making the most of the Butterfly Amicus Prime Robot while staying at his Chennai residence to help him gain new skills.

Technology has played a huge role in the development and development of sports over the years Exclusive Chatting with Sportside, Sathian claims that his coach S Raman had given him the advice of training the robot.

“We planned to help the robot prepare for the World Cup in November of last year. My coach Ramon Sr. suggested it, he felt the robot would be ideal for some special exercises,” Sathian said.

The 27-year-old paddler shed light on how he spends a few hours each day with the robot, and explains the various features that make his ‘sparring partner’ an important part of his training routine.

“Robots can send about 120 balls per minute. It can help improve speed, reflexes, technique and footwork. No one person can have the same spin or speed on the ball but one thing is it can’t play against you,” he added.

Despite the fact that the robot can be adapted to adapt to certain target routines, such as forehand, backhand, or other features, Sathian stressed a human competitor is far more challenging.

Chennai-born paddler is his coach. Raman was credited with introducing a system funded by Geo Sports and run by the Sports Development Authority (SDAT) of Tamil Nadu.

Sathian was expected to face off at the TT Worlds event held in March. However, due to the outbreak of the Coron Virus epidemic at sporting events around the world, South Korea has been pressured to begin the September 27-27 event.

In the case of the Olympics, Sathian was happy that the quadruple event was moved to 2020, and the following year he expressed his joy about how he could train better for the best gift in Tokyo.

“Autumn (Kamal) and I both had great opportunities in the singles division. One year for me is a profit for me. I’m improving every month, every year. I’m taking it positively, I’ll be in better shape next year. I play before the Olympics. Expect to add skills and dimensions, “Pedler interrogated.

Published April 10, 2020, 12:33 IST

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