India’s G. Sathiyan bowed out of the World Table Tennis Championships after a valiant effort against Quadri Aruna on Thursday. The Indian paddler went down fighting against the Nigerian as the scoreline read 11-9, 7-11, 13-15, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9. The match was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
Sathiyan was the only Indian paddler left in the fray vying for a medal in the singles events. With him also out, India’s world table tennis championship medal hope in men’s and women’s singles event ended.