Who is Ayhika Mukherjee table tennis player, biography, age, parents, sister, ranking, hometown state

Who is Ayhika Mukherjee table tennis player, biography, age, parents, sister, ranking, hometown state

Here is all you need Indian table tennis player Ayhika Mukherjee along with her biography and parents as she stuns the Chinese duo, alongside Sutirtha Mukherjee to secure the first-ever medal 

On Saturday, India won bronze in table tennis at the Asian Games 2023 thanks to a victory over Meng Chen and Yidi Wang of China in the women’s doubles quarterfinal. The duo won the four-game match 11-5, 11-5, 5-11, and 11-9 to move on to the competition’s semifinals.

Who is Ayhika Mukherjee table tennis player, biography, age, family, parents, sister, ranking, hometown state

Ayhika and Sutirtha immediately demonstrated outstanding talent and tenacity by taking the opening set with an astounding score of 11-5. In the second set, they replicated the feat with an equal score, demonstrating their continuous domination.

After winning two medals in the 2018 competition, the Indian table tennis team was poised to depart Hangzhou without any medal however, Ayhika and Sutirtha have recorded history as their compatriots toil. Here is all you need to know about the history creater.

 

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Who is Ayhika Mukherjee?

Table tennis player Ayhika Mukherjee was born on June 10th, 1997 in Naihati, West Bengal. At the 2018 Asian Games, she represented India and reached the semifinals of the doubles competition assuring a medal.

At the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships, Ayhika Mukherjee made history by being the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in the Women’s Singles category.

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Ayhika Mukherjee is a very close friend of Sutirtha Mukherjee and both belong to Naihati, Kolkata. She is not her sister contrary to rumors.

Who are the parents of Ayhika Mukherjee?

Although we don’t know the names of her parents, they did help a lot in the success of her career. As per a report by Sportskeeda, her mother encouraged her to play table tennis. In West Bengal, it’s traditional for parents to enrol their daughters in singing or dancing lessons, but her mother had another plan. She said, as per Sportskeeda:

A major reason why I picked up the sport is my mother.”

Because her mother had the same objective, Ayhika alongside her partner soon found themselves at an academy run by Mihir Ghosh, who has trained countless state-level national athletes, as per The Quint. 

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World no. 112 Sutirtha and no. 177 Ayhika were in the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the Hangzhou Asian Games, and up against them were world no. 4 Wang Yidi and Chen Meng, world no.2 and multiple Olympic and World Championships gold medallist.

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