Who is Sutirtha Mukherjee?
Sutirtha Mukherjee is an Indian table tennis player born on October 10, 1995. She hails from the city of Naihati, Kolkata, in West Bengal. Represents India internationally in individual and team events.
Sutirtha Mukherjee Biography, Wiki
Sutirtha Mukherjee was born to Avijith Mukherjee and Nita Mukherjee. She comes from a humble family that resides in the city of Naihati in Calcutta.
Sutirtha learned about table tennis at a young age from her mother when she enrolled her daughter in a local table tennis club in Naihati. Her mother, Nita, is an indoor game enthusiast, but did not play any indoor games due to unknown reasons. She received his first table tennis training from his childhood coach Mihir Ghosh.
A few years later, as his game developed, Sutirtha moved to Jadavpur and began training with Soumyadeep Roy, the national coach, and Poulami Ghatak. In Jadavpur, under the tutelage of new coaches, Sutirtha’s table tennis career began to evolve. During her training at the Jadavpur table tennis academy, she used to stay in a rented apartment and her mother visited her frequently.
She has won the National Table Tennis Championships and was also part of the gold medal-winning Indian women’s team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
She represents India at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Sutirtha Mukherjee wins a thriller in her debut match
World No. 98 Sutirtha Mukherjee, in her Olympic debut, put on an impressive performance to knock out Linda Bergström, Sweden’s top ranked, in a 7-game thriller, winning 11-5, 9-11, 13-11, 11-9, 3-11, 9-11, 5-11. Right after Manika Batra became the first Indian woman to win a singles match of table tennis at the Olympics in 29 years, Sutirtha Mukherjee from West Bengal also joined the club, winning after a dominant performance. With coach Soumyadeep Roy on the sidelines, Sutirtha found inspiration and gave Bergström constant competition, especially from the second game, after which there was no way to stop the Bengal girl.
Sutirtha Mukherjee Race
Sutirtha Mukherjee’s first career breakthrough came in 2008 when she won the women’s doubles title with her partner Camelia Sil at the National Sub-Junior Table Tennis Championships in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. A year later, she became a National Sub-Junior Champion at the tournament held in Chennai.
In 2013, Sutirtha became the women’s singles champion by defeating her compatriot Manika Batra at the South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships. In 2016, she was crowned the National Champion at the 78th Senior National Table Tennis Championship.
At the 2019 South Asian Games, Sutirtha won two gold medals in mixed singles and doubles with her partner Harmeet Desai. In February 2020, She claimed his second national title.
Achievements of Sutirtha Mukherjee
Sutirtha Mukherjee made her international debut at the 2013 ITTF Youth Open in Slovakia, where she captured three titles in women’s singles, doubles and team events. That year, she made his senior debut at the Asian Table Tennis Championships, followed by the Australian Open and the Korean Open. In December, She participated in the World Junior Table Tennis Championships, where she lost in the 1st round of singles and doubles events.
In 2017, Sutirtha Mukherjee competed at the World Table Tennis Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany, and lost in the first round.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Sutirtha was part of the women’s team that won the historic gold medal by defeating defending gold medalist Singapore in Gold Coast, Australia. She came close to winning her second medal with teammate Pooja Sahasrabudhe in the women’s doubles, but lost to Hong Ying and Karen Lyne of Malaysia in the bronze medal match.
In 2019, Sutirtha participated in the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, reaching the round of 32. That year, she competed in the World Table Tennis Championships and reached the second round, where she lost to Adriana Daiz of Cuba.
In March 2021, Sutirtha qualified for her debut at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games after sealing the quota by defeating compatriot Manika Batra at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Doha, Qatar.