Mouma Das: 10 things to know about India's table tennis star looking to make it big at the Rio Olympics 2016
Here are 10 things you might want to know about Mouma Das, who will be representing India in the table tennis event at the Games.
Mouma Das will be representing India at Rio Olympics 2016 in table tennis after winning her final round in Stage 2 of the Asia Olympic Qualification. She defeated Rimma Gufranova of Uzbekistan 4-1 (11-13 11-9 13-11 11-7 12-10) to book one of the two Rio Games slots. This will be her second Olympics after she had represented India at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Let us now take a look at 10 facts about Mouma, who is widely considered to be one of the most successful female table tennis players in India:
#1 Mouma Das was born on 24 February 1984 in Narkeldanga, West Bengal.
#2 She was conferred with the Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 2013.
#3 She represented India for the first time in 1997 at the age of 13 in the Commonwealth Championships.
#4 She bagged a bronze medal in table tennis in the 2001 Commonwealth Games, which was held in New Delhi.
#5 She plays at the Narkeldanga Sadharan Samity on a regular basis.
#6 She represented India at the 2004 Athens Olympics Games in the singles table tennis competition.
#7 She won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.
#8 She represented India at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, where she won a silver medal in the team event and a bronze medal in the doubles event in table tennis.
#9 She was the Senior National Champion in the singles, doubles and team events for three consecutive years in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
#10 She has represented India at the World Table Tennis Championships a record 13 times.