Profile: Soumyajit Ghosh

Updated: 17 July 2012 19:35 IST

Soumyajit Ghosh got his Olympic berth just a day after Ankita Das did. For the young Soumyajit Ghosh from Siliguri, this is the first chance at international glory.

Sport: Table tennis

Born: 10.05.1993

Event: Men's singles

About Soumyajit Ghosh:

The country's top paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal could not achieve what this lad from Siliguri did. Just a day after fellow Siliguri-mate, Ankita Das, became the first Indian paddler to land a berth to London, Soumyajit Ghosh too followed suit with an impressive show at the Asian Olympic Qualification table tennis tournament.

He certainly has etched his name in 'Golden words' in the Indian table tennis circuit. Ghosh beat compatriot A Amalraj 4-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7) to top the South Asian region and thus book the ticket to London.

For the Table Tennis Federation of India, it would have been a mixed bag but for the Siliguri born youngster, it was a fruit of his hardwork.

Earlier, in 2010, he had clinched a bronze in the World Junior Championships.

In 2011, he won the mixed doubles bronze in the World Junior Table Tennis Championship, teaming up with NG Wing Nam of Hong Kong

What Soumyajit took up as a hobby aged five, has since become a passion and now a huge chance that most athletes dream of.

Having trained under former doubles World and European champion Peter Karlsson, he is now ready to take on the the World and prove his worth.

Despite having done what seemed impossible, the youngster has his feet firmly on the ground and still considers Sharath Kamal as the best player in the country.

National coach Bhawani Mukherjee and head coach Leszek Kucharski have constantly supported the youngster and advised him on crucial aspects of his game.

Previous Olympics: None

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