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GHOSH Soumyajit Name GHOSH Soumyajit
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 10 MAY 1993
Residence Gender Male
Height 164 cm Weight 69 kg
Discipline Table Tennis

Table Tennis

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Partner Score Results Opponent
Name NOC
Men's Singles
02 OCT 2014 13 : 00 Men's Singles 1/16 Elimination Match 6 1 - 4 Lose PAK Sinhyok PRK - DPR Korea PRK
01 OCT 2014 15 : 10 Men's Singles 1/32 Elimination Match 11 4 - 0 Win PHATHAPHONE Thavisack LAO - Lao PDR LAO
Men's Doubles
01 OCT 2014 17 : 00 Men's Doubles 1/16 Elimination Match 1 DESAI Harmeet Rajul 1 - 3 Lose XU Xin
/ FAN Zhendong
CHN - China CHN
30 SEP 2014 11 : 00 Men's Doubles 1/32 Elimination Match 2 DESAI Harmeet Rajul 3 - 0 Win ALI Omar Ahmed Ahmed
/ GUBRAN Fahd Abdulhakim Mohammed
YEM - Yemen YEM
Men's Team
28 SEP 2014 20 : 00 Men's Team Quarterfinal 1 0 - 3 Lose China CHN - China CHN
28 SEP 2014 12 : 00 Men's Team Preliminary Round Group B 0 - 3 Lose Korea KOR - Korea, Republic of KOR
27 SEP 2014 16 : 00 Men's Team Preliminary Round Group B WO 0 - 0 Win Nepal NEP - Nepal NEP
27 SEP 2014 12 : 00 Men's Team Preliminary Round Group B 3 - 0 Win Kuwait KUW - Kuwait KUW

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Olympic Games
2nd RoundSingles2012London, GBR
World Championships
27Team2012Dortmund, GER
33Team2014Tokyo, JPN
3rd RoundMixed Doubles2013Paris, FRA
1st RoundSingles2013Paris, FRA
ITTF World Tour
3Men's Doubles2011Chile Open, CHI
9Men's Doubles2014Korea Open
33Singles2014Korea Open
QuarterfinalMen's Doubles2014Spanish Open, ESP
QuarterfinalSingles2013Brazilian Open, BRA
QuarterfinalMen's Doubles2013Japan Open, JPN
QuarterfinalSingles2012Brazilian Open, BRA
2nd RoundSingles2011Chile Open, CHI
2nd RoundSingles2014Japan Open, JPN
2nd RoundSingles2014Spanish Open, ESP
2nd RoundSingles2013Swedish Open, SWE
2nd RoundSingles2013Japan Open, JPN
1st RoundMen's Doubles2014Japan Open, JPN
1st RoundMen's Doubles2013Polish Open, POL
1st RoundMen's Doubles2012Brazilian Open, BRA
1st RoundSingles2014Kuwait Open, KUW
1st RoundSingles2013German Open, GER
Asian Championships
7Team2013Busan, KOR
8Team2012Macau, CHN
3rd RoundMixed Doubles2013Busan, KOR
2nd RoundMen's Doubles2013Busan, KOR
2nd RoundSingles2013Busan, KOR
1st RoundSingles2012Macau, CHN
Commonwealth Games
4Team2014Glasgow, GBR
Last 32Mixed Doubles2014Glasgow, GBR
QuarterfinalSingles2014Glasgow, GBR
QuarterfinalMen's Doubles2014Glasgow, GBR
World Junior Championships
3Team2011Manama, BRN
3Mixed Doubles2010Bratislava, SVK
5Men's Doubles2011Manama, BRN
10Team2010Bratislava, SVK
17Singles2011Manama, BRN
17Mixed Doubles2011Manama, BRN
17Men's Doubles2010Bratislava, SVK
17Men's Doubles2009Cartagena, COL
33Singles2010Bratislava, SVK
33Singles2009Cartagena, COL
World Ranking
117Singles2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Royal Bengal Tiger, Baban. (Facebook profile, 09 Mar 2014; sportskeeda.com, 16 Jan 2013; idrottonline.se, 07 Jan 2013)
Hobbies Listening to music, playing cricket, watching Bollywood movies, supporting Spanish football team Barcelona. (idrottonline.se, 07 Jan 2013)
Occupation Athlete, Manager
Higher education History, Humanities, Political Science - Siliguri College, India
Languages Spoken Bengali, English, Hindi
Club Falkenbergs BTK, Sweden
Coach Peter Karlsson [club], SWE; Peter Engel [national], GER; Bhawani Mukherjee [national], IND (zeenews.india.com, 24 Mar 2014; idrottonline.se, 12 Mar 2014)
Plays Right (tabletennisphotos.com, 16 Jun 2010)
International debut 2011 for India (idrottonline.se, 07 Jan 2013)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began playing table tennis at age five at the Siliguri Table Tennis Academy in India. (idrottonline.se, 07 Jan 2013; olympic.org, 02 Jul 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
There was a table tennis club near his house. (idrottonline.se, 07 Jan 2013)

Ambitions
To consistently rank in the world top 20. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 17 Apr 2012)

Training
He trains for five and a half hours per day, six days a week. (idrottonline.se, 07 Jan 2013)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning a team bronze medal at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Bahrain, and competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (idrottonline.se, 07 Jan 2013)

Hero
Swedish table tennis player Jan-Ove Waldner, Indian table tennis player Subhajit Saha. (sportskeeda.com, 04 Feb 2013; olympic.org, 02 Jul 2012)

Most influential person in career
His parents and his coaches. (International Table Tennis Federation Facebook page, 25 Jul 2012)

General
FUNDING
He has received funding as part of the Olympic Solidarity scholarship. "The programme has helped me a lot. The Olympic Solidarity scholarship enabled me to travel to Falkenberg in Sweden to train under Peter Karlsson [former world and European doubles champion] and play at the Falkenberg club with some other good players. Without the scholarship it would have been difficult to cover those costs." (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 17 Apr 2012)

YOUNGEST WINNER
In 2013 at age 19, he became the youngest male [at the time] to win the Indian national championships when he beat Sharath Kamal in the final. (deccanherald.com, 12 Jan 2013)

Social Media
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