ROY Soumyadeep < Back  
Sport Table Tennis
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 30 Oct 1984 in Calcutta, IND
Height1.71 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Partner, Poulomi Ghatak
Residence Kolkata, IND
Occupation Manager
Languages Bengali, Hindi, English
Higher education Vivekananda College : Kolkata, IND
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing table tennis in February, 1990.
Why this sport? He watched his father and sister play.
Club / Team Petroleum Sports Promotion Board: India
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Attacking
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 1999
General Interest
Nicknames Babai. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2006)
Hobbies Listening to music and watching television. (TTFI, 11 Oct 2006)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the fifth and deciding match to claim the gold medal in the team competition at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. "I told myself not to try too hard, and it worked," he said. "The crowd support was amazing and a big surprise. I think because we were the underdogs we received a lot of support from the crowd." (Sportstar, 01 Apr 2007)
Hero / Idol 2000 Olympic Games table tennis gold medallist Kong Linghui of China. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2006)
Injuries He was out of action for six months after undergoing surgery on an injured knee in 2008. (telegraphindia.com, 10 Sep 2009)
Awards and honours He received the Arjuna Award, a national honour sponsored by the Indian government to recognise achievement in sport, in 2006. (telegraphindia.com, 10 Sep 2009)
Famous relatives His father used to play table tennis and cricket and his older sister is a state-level table tennis player. His partner, Poulomi Ghatak, is also a table tennis player at the national level.(telegraphindia.com, 10 Sep 2009)
Ambitions He wants to be ranked inside the world's top 100 players and compete in an Olympic Games. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2006)