Friday, June 15, 2012

Divya outperforms her ranking by a long margin

Divya Deshpande: Photo Courtesy of the ITTF

Everyone loves performances that belie current strength. Divya Deshpande was one such performer at the Brazil Open Table Tennis World Tour tournament at Santos, Brazil. Ranked 4th in the group of 4 players, she finished first this earning a notable feature mention on the ITTF Web site here:

http://ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=28261&Competition_ID=2149&

Divya beat Silva Ligia and Berta Rodriguez of host country Brazil and Chile respectively, who are ranked much higher.

Among other Indian in the fray, Soumyadeep Roy, Sanil Shetty,and Harmeet Desai in the Men's and Poulomi Ghatak, Mousumi Paul, Ankita Das, K Shamini, Manika Batra, Mouma Das also made it to the main draw. Soumyajit Ghosh, Subhajit Saha and A Amalraj are already in the main draw since they are seeded.