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Mouma Das: 10 things to know about India's table tennis star looking to make it big at the Rio Olympics 2016

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Mouma Das

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.

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