Poulomi Ghatak: Indian Table Tennis star announced retirement
Published: August 26, 2020
Poulomi Ghatak, one of the most successful Indian table tennis players, who represented India at various international levels, declared retirement from her tennis career.
Who is Poulomi Ghatak?
Poulomi Ghatak belongs to the state of West Bengal. She is married to Soumyadeep Roy, a professional table tennis player in India. Her tennis career started in 1992 at the age of 9.
What are her achievements in table tennis?
- She won three junior national championships as well as seven senior national championships between 1996 and 2016.
- In 2006, she represented India at the Commonwealth Games at Melbourne.
- At the age of 16, she participated in the Sydney Olympics.
- She appeared at the World Table Tennis Championship in Croatia, Golden Racket Championship in Vietnam, and the International Open Tournament in Indonesia.
- In 2010, she bagged the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games.
- She touched the quarterfinals in Asian Games 2012.
- She has a collection of 3 Junior National Championship and 5 Senior National Championship.
She wished her desire to pursue her dream as a coach and addressed her grief on table tennis for not being that much famous as cricket.
She joined her husband Soumyadip Roy, former national champion, to create their academy into a center of excellence.
Name the other Indian female table tennis players
Some of the famous Indian female table tennis players are Neha Aggarwal, Manika Batra, Ankita Das, Mouma Das, Poulomi Ghatak, Ayhika Mukherjee, Meena Parande, Nandita Saha.
Who is the supreme governing body for table tennis in India?
Table Tennis Federation of India, founded in 1926, acts as the supreme governing body of table tennis in India. It is also a founding member of the Switzerland based International Table Tennis Federation, which is the umbrella organization for all national table tennis associations. Dushyant Chautala is the current president of the Table Tennis Federation of India.