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London Olympics: Table Tennis - Player's profile

Last updated on: July 23, 2012 02:13 IST

TABLE TENNIS

Men's singles

Soumyajit Ghosh

Soumyajit Ghosh edged out stalwarts like Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj to book a berth to the London Games.

This Siliguri lad became the youngest Indian paddler to join the Indian contingent at the Olympics. An impressive performance in the Asian Olympic qualification tournament sealed a place.

Age: 19

Achievement:

Gold:

Won gold (singles) Junior and Youth National Championships in 2012

Won gold (doubles Bronze (Mixed Doubles) - World) Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008

Won Junior Table Tennis Championships in 2010

Silver:

Silver (singles) Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008

Women's singles

Ankita Das

She is the youngest and only Indian paddler to qualify for the Olympics. The Siliguri girl registered a hard-fought victory over her senior Indian counterpart K Shamini in the South Asian qualifiers to seal the berth.

Age: 19

Achievements

Gold:

Won gold at the Asian junior championships at Heongseong in South Korea.

Bronze:

Won bronze in Cadet girls' singles in 2007



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