Jammu and Kashmir News
Table Tennis star player from Jammu and Kashmir, Aryan Mahajan, made the State proud by becoming Champion for U-1600 and runner-up for U-1700 events during $3000 Newgy Ohio Open Table Tennis Tournament, being organized by Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy at Shaw Jewish Community Center (JCC), Akron, Ohio.
Aryan Mahajan smashed Richard Beer by 3-2 sets in the finals and became Champion in the U-1600 event. Earlier, in the semifinal and quarterfinal matches, Mahajan crushed Craig Nivens and Alper Sezer respectively by straight 3-0 sets.
In U-1700 event, Mahajan played an excellent game but lost the final played against Rikuto Namiki and claimed second position. In quarterfinal match, Aryan defeated Lisa Huang by 3-1 sets, whereas he smashed Joe Ciarrochi in semifinal by 3-2 sets.
He has reached quarterfinals in U-1800 and U-1400 events, which is hosted by USA Table Tennis. Around 86 players across the globe are participating in that tournament.
Aryan has participated in various other tournaments including 2016 Millcreek Giant Table Tennis where he won Division 5L. In the Arnold Table Tennis Challenge in Columbus (OH), where there were over 300 participants, he was runners up for U-1600. He has also won the U-1400 Tiered title. Moreover, Aryan played in Aurora Cup in Chicago (IL), and ended up reaching quarterfinals. He has been training extensively with Ohio’s top player and mentor Samson Dubina.
Making his Homeland and his country proud, the young boy has proved his mettle in every tournament that he has ever played.