Last Updated: 17 Oct, 2023 | Views: 493
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Table Tennis Player
Famous For: Ranked 71 In The World As Of August 2021
Harmeet Desai was born in Surat, Gujarat on 19th July 1993. He represents India as a table tennis player in both singles and doubles categories. As of August 2021, he’s ranked the 71st best player in the world. Harmeet has earned many medals both internationally and nationally with his hometown being Surat. His style is one of offense and his right hand. Despite being right-handed, he can still stand his ground against others who favor their left hand in competitions. In 2019, Harmeet won the men's singles title at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships. He had a rough time fighting against Sathiyan Gnanasekaran but it didn’t stop him from winning that final game.
The Commonwealth Games Championship 2019 at Cuttack saw Harmeet Desai win the men's singles title for his contribution to table tennis.
In 2011: During the Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships, Harmeet Desai won a Bronze medal for the Junior Boys Team.
At the Commonwealth Games, Harmeet Desai won gold in the men's team and bronze in the men's doubles.
In November 2019: Harmeet Desai won the ITTF Indonesia Open Tournament. It was a historic moment for him since he was the first Indian to win a tournament on the Asian continent.
In January 2020: As the first table tennis player from Gujarat to win the National Championship title, he created history when he won the title for 2019 - 2020.
In 2018: Harmeet Desai participated in Asian Games, Jakarta and won a bronze medal.
With Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Sanil Shetty, Desai won Gold in Birmingham 2022 in the Men's Team Category.
In 2019: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind awarded him the “Arjuna award”.
In 2018: Won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games
Harmeet Desai created history by winning the Junior World Team Championships as part of the Junior Team. Furthermore, he won the 2019 ITTF Indonesia Open.
Moreover, he was the first player from Gujarat to win the National Table Tennis Championship in 2019 and the National Team Championship in 2019.