In the midst of Tennis and Cricket fever other sports stories tend to get sidelined. One such news of TT which needs attention is about National Rankings of Table Tennis.
Diya Chitale of Mumbai took top spot in National youth girls ranking 2020 with 180 points.She is now undisputed number one in the above category and second rank goes to Ghorpade Yashaswini with 120 points.
Diya Chitale is just 18 years of age and already has many achievements in her TT career.
Quick look at her profile speaks for her class.
Major high Points in her career are as below
1) Subjr National Champion 2016 and 2017
2) World Cadet Challenge
While representing Team Asia 2016/17
Won – Gold Teams
Won Silver in Doubles and Represented Hopes Team 2015 at World Cadet Challenge.
3) Highest Rank She reached Under 15 was World Rank 4
4) Jr and Youth National Champion 2019
5) Youth National Champion 2020…Current Youth no 1 in India
6) Current Under 19 World Rank 28
7) Women’s India Rank 12
8 ) Women’s World Rank 340
9) Won State Championship Juniors – 2018 ,2019
Youth – 2020
Women’s – 2019.
Role of Coaching in her success.
Along with support from parents a sportsperson has to have a special coaching team and proper guidance to remain at top and win consistently .
Every sportsperson had tough time during pandemic but Diya continued her classy performance even in the crisis period. Her coaches need to be appreciated for the same as well.
As per her coaching Schedule before pandemic she used to train under Peter Engel frequently along with Sachin Shetty at Germany and sometimes Train at Japan also.
Click link below for DIya’s and her Coach Sachin Sir’s quick interview.
- By Sportsnasha team