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Olympics will be enjoyable experience: Neha

New Delhi, Jul 10 (UNI) Young Table Tennis player Neha Aggarwal, who got her ticket to Beijing by winning a quota place from the South Asian region, is looking forward to an enjoyable experience at the Olympics.

The 18-year-old Delhi girl upstaged her more fancied compatriots, Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das to grab the Beijing berth.

She will now join Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sharath Kamal in the Indian contingent.

''Beijing Olympics for me is a lifetime gift and am going there to gain a good experience. I'll be playing among the top 50 creamy layer of the world, and I am not under pressure to perform because I'm still a junior and it's a senior level tournament that too the Olympics,'' Neha was quoted as saying by a website.

''Before Olympics I used to say that my aim is to play for India in the Olympics but now that I've actually made it, I am going forward to the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and the London Olympics in 2012,'' she added.

The India number 1, the world number 18 in the junior rankings, and the only Indian girl to qualify for the Olympics in TT, Neha is a true athlete in more ways than one since she's also a former national skating champion.


Story first published: Thursday, July 10, 2008, 13:34 [IST]
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