G Sathiyan defeated Japan’s Kazuhiro Yoshimura in Spanish Open TT

Vastavam web: Indian paddler G Sathiyan defeated Japan’s Kazuhiro Yoshimura 4-2 to clinch the men’s singles gold medal at the the 2017 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open in Almeria, Spain.Sathiyan beat Yoshimura 11-7 3-11 11-6 6-11 13-11 11-7 in the men singles final last night.Incidentally, this was the second ITTF Challenge Series title won by an Indian this year after Soumyajit Ghosh beat compatriot Anthony Amalraj in Chile Open final a few months ago.Earlier, Indian pair of Manika Batra and Mouma Das, seeded second, went down to the top-seed Korean duo of Jihee Jeon and Haeun Yang 11-9 6-11 11-9 9-11 9-11 in a thrilling women doubles final.