At 38 years of age, Mouma Das, a five-time Nationwide girls’s singles desk tennis champion, is making a comeback to the game after a spot of three years.
“Truly, I needed to begin 6-7 months after my being pregnant, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I couldn’t. I had solely 15 days of preparation for the Senior Nationals, and I needed to play and check my preparations,” Mouma, a a number of Commonwealth Video games medallist, stated in a chat with Sportstar after profitable her first spherical within the 83rd Senior Nationwide desk tennis championships right here.
Mouma doesn’t have any large plans for the long run. On the recommendation of her coaches, the Arjuna Award winner stated she goals to play cautiously and never get injured.
“It’s a little robust as I’m not in nice form. I discover it tough to hit 5-6 balls repeatedly. I’ve no goal. The sport has additionally modified a bit, as many younger gamers are taking part in with completely different rubbers. I’m additionally observing them,” stated Mouma, who has the Indian document of showing in most World championships:17.
The 2-time Olympian stated her precedence is to get again to peak health. “Once I left the sport–after profitable the 2019 singles title within the Inter-PSPB match in February–I used to be round 48 kg. Now I’m 58 kg. I’m heavy. I’ve to deal with my health after which on my desk tennis,” confessed Mouma, who was affected first by the Covid-19 after which by the Omicron virus.