Geetha Krishna may only be in sixth grade, but she has already served as a representative of the United States on the world stage and has the gold medals to prove it.
The Dodgen student recently participated in the International Table Tennis Federation Pan American World Championships in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Geetha won a gold medal at the championship with her 2021 US National U-11 Girls’ teammate. During the tournament, Geetha and her teammate defeated Ecuador, Brazil, Puerto Rico, the other half of the US National U-11 team. In total, Dodgen student walked away from the games with a Team Gold, Girls Doubles Gold, and Girls Singles Bronze.
Pan American World Championships represent the highest level of competitive table tennis for Americans in the U-13 and U-11 age categories.
“…the future of American table tennis is really in the hands of these young athletes…,” Sean O’Neill, the High Performance Director for USATT, said ahead of the championships.