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DESAI Harmeet Rajul Name DESAI Harmeet Rajul
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 19 JUL 1993
Residence Gender Male
Height 173 cm Weight 62 kg
Discipline Table Tennis

Table Tennis

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Partner Score Results Opponent
Name NOC
Men's Doubles
01 OCT 2014 17 : 00 Men's Doubles 1/16 Elimination Match 1 GHOSH Soumyajit 1 - 3 Lose XU Xin
/ FAN Zhendong
CHN - China CHN
30 SEP 2014 11 : 00 Men's Doubles 1/32 Elimination Match 2 GHOSH Soumyajit 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
World Championships
33Team2014Tokyo, JPN
ITTF World Tour
3Singles2013Brazilian Open, BRA
3Men's Doubles2011Chile Open, CHI
9Men's Doubles2014Korea Open
33Singles2014Korea Open
QuarterfinalMen's Doubles2014Spanish Open, ESP
QuarterfinalMen's Doubles2013Japan Open, JPN
QuarterfinalSingles2011Chile Open, CHI
1st RoundMen's Doubles2014Japan Open, JPN
1st RoundMen's Doubles2013Polish Open, POL
1st RoundSingles2012Brazilian Open, BRA
1st RoundSingles2014Spanish Open, ESP
1st RoundSingles2014Kuwait Open, KUW
1st RoundSingles2014Hungarian Open, HUN
1st RoundSingles2011Swedish Open, SWE
Asian Championships
7Team2013Busan, KOR
3rd RoundSingles2013Busan, KOR
2nd RoundMen's Doubles2013Busan, KOR
Commonwealth Games
4Team2014Glasgow, GBR
Last 16Singles2014Glasgow, GBR
QuarterfinalMen's Doubles2014Glasgow, GBR
World Junior Championships
3Team2011Manama, BRN
5Men's Doubles2011Manama, BRN
9Mixed Doubles2011Manama, BRN
10Team2010Bratislava, SVK
17Singles2011Manama, BRN
17Singles2010Bratislava, SVK
17Men's Doubles2010Bratislava, SVK
17Mixed Doubles2010Bratislava, SVK
World Ranking
159Singles2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Reading biographies of famous athletes, movies and games, travelling. (Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2014; idrottonline.se, 2013)
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Business Administration
Languages Spoken Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi
Club Falkenberg [FBTK], Sweden
Coach Bhawani Mukherjee [national] (IND) (india.com, 24 Mar 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began playing at age six in India. (idrottonline.se, 2013)

Reason for taking up this sport
His father played table tennis at university and introduced him to the sport, and was also his first coach. (idrottonline.se, 2013)

Ambitions
To win gold at the Olympic Games. (kheldemo.cybersurf.in, 17 Sep 2013)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning an individual gold medal at the 2014 Lusofonia Games in Goa. "This is my first Lusofonia Games individual gold medal. I have been dreaming of representing India and winning a gold since childhood." (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 01 Feb 2014)

General
FROM INDIA TO SWEDEN
He was chosen for a scholarship at Peter Karlsson's Academy in Sweden, under the Olympic Solidarity Programme, and has lived there since 2010. In 2012 he was offered a contract with Falkenberg [FBTK]. (kheldemo.cybersurf.in, 17 Sep 2013; idrottonline.se, 2013; Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2014)

NATIONAL FIRST
In June 2012 he won gold in the U21 men's final of the Brazil Open Table Tennis event in Santos, becoming the first Indian to win the event. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 17 Jun 2012)

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