MSc Environmental Change and Management
Oxford University Table Tennis Club
Highest Competition Level
Attaining my best world ranking of 291 after my performance at the African Championships 2018. At University level, being BUCS finalist and qualifying for the European Universities Championships
Short Term Aspirations
Playing for clubs here in the UK while I complete my studies
Long Term Aspirations
Going back to train with the Mauritian Team and play for my country
How did you get into the sport?
When I was 12, my mother encouraged me to take up a sport to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I picked table tennis and developed a real passion for the sport. I took part in regional and national tournaments, and after 2 years I joined the National Team.
How has the Blues Performance Scheme helped you?
I've received incredible support this year from the whole team who made sure I could still keep training alongside my studies. The S&C and sports psychology sessions by experienced coaches have helped me improve in my game.
What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?
I believe that sports and academia complement each other. Therefore I've always made it a must to devote as much time and effort to both training and studies. It's also been about using the skills I developed from sports to suport my academic life, for example, focusing on a goal, managing my time, reducing stress etc.
How have you managed training during lockdown?
The lack of space and training equipment has been challenging but I found it useful to plan a different exercise routine weekly, with a mix of cardio and strength training. I've been running, jumping rope, using resistance bands and using water bottles as weights.