May 28, 2022

Tag : Soumyajit Ghosh

Bengal’s Soumyajeet Ghosh is termed as the next big thing in Indian Table Tennis after Achanta Sharath Kamal. He Started playing table tennis at the age of five and victory won U-12 national cadet championship to get him addicteed to the game. In 2008 he caught the eye of coach Bhawani Mukherji while playing at the Junior Commonwealth Games in Pune and soon started training under his guidance. In 2012, still in his teens, Ghosh managed to reach the London Olympics and became the youngest Indian TT entrant in Olympics. However, the big moment came when, he at the age of 19, defeated legendary Sharath Kamal and became the youngest to win the National Table Tennis Championships. Ghosh defeated his Indian compatriots Sharath Kamal, Anthony Amalraj and Harmeet Desai in the South Asian Zone qualification event to qualify for the Olympics at Rio 2016. He now eyes 2020 Tokyo Olympics medal.