CHAKRABORTY Sourav < Back  
Sport Table Tennis
CGA India   
Gender Male
Born 01 Jan 1985
Height1.61 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence India
Languages Bengali, Hindi, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started table tennis in December 1994.
Club / Team Railway Sports Promotion Board [RSPB]: India
Name of coach Yin Wei
Handedness Left
General Interest
Hobbies Listening to music, playing all types of games. (ttfi.org, 15 Jun 2010)
Injuries He returned to competition at the 2005 National & Inter State Championships in Lodhiwali after spending time away recovering from a knee injury. (Deccan Herald, 28 Jan 2005)

He was forced to withdraw from India's East Zone Championships in November 2003 after suffering a pulled hamstring. (Calcutta Telegraph, 20 Nov 2003)
Other information INTERNATIONAL EXCLUSION
In June 2005, he was excluded from India's national squad for three International Table Tennis Federation [ITTF] Pro Tour events in favour of lower ranked player Pathik Mehta, whose inclusion was rumoured to be because his father was wealthy enough to finance his trips to Chile, Brazil and the United States to play the events. The Table Tennis Federation of India [TTFI] defended its position, saying that Chakraborty's exclusion was actually a result of his form being affected by poor fitness and attitude. (Express India, 07 Jun 2005)

JUNIOR HAT-TRICK
He earned a triple gold medal haul at the 2003 South Asian Junior Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh, claiming the boys' singles and doubles titles, as well as the mixed doubles title. (Pune Newsline, Hindustan Times, 12 Oct 2005)