Sunday, 9 October 2011

Killerspin Krew Interview 1 - Georgina Pota

I got a great opportunity from Killerspin to interview an attractive and talented ambassador and player of table tennis. Gina Pota was a gold medalist in the 2007 teams event at the European Championships in Belgrade and made the 3rd round of the 2008 Beijing Games where she lost to China's Nan Wang eventual silver medalist of the event. She is a member of the Killerspin Krew, you can find more info on Killerspin's team here.

Full Name: Georgina Pota
Age: 26
Date Of Birth: 13.01.1985
Nation represented: Hungary
Highest World Ranking: 34 (46 at present)

Equipment Used?

Blade: Killerspin Diamond CQ
FH Rubber: Tenergy 64
BH Rubber: Joola Express

Killerspins' Gina Pota out at the table
Image from mytabletennis.net
You Career

How long have you been playing table tennis for, when and how did you start?
I have been playing table tennis for 21 years. I started when I was 5 years old. My mother also played table tennis when she was young and inspired me.

What is your next big goal for table tennis?
My next big goal is to get a medal at the European Championship.

Who is your favourite international player and why?

It is Timo Boll who has chance to win against Chinese.

What do you think is the place of fashion in women's table tennis?
It is important to look good at the tables as well because of the spectators, sponsors and media.

Are you a supporter of skirts and sports dresses for women or shorts?

I prefer skirts and dresses.

What do you think of the state of women's table tennis around the world?

The table tennis is not so popular for people to watch it rather to play for hobby. For example the tennis much more popular than table tennis because my sport is too quick to follow the play on TV.

Generally people like watching men's table tennis more than women's.


Off the Topic Questions
Who’s your favourite sportsperson of all time?
It is Rafa Nadal because he is a very good player and fantastic sportsmen.

Favourite food?

Fried cheese, pizza.

What do you do when you aren't playing table tennis?
I like going to cinema and playing tennis.

Dream Car?Bugatti Veyron.

Ideal holiday destination?
Maldive, Bali Islands. I like the sea.

First thing you would do if you won $1million?
I would visit my boyfriend who has been studying in Tampa (USA). and I would buy my dream car of course. I would travel a lot.


Your Team Mates

Who’s the funniest player in the training hall?
Nobody because everybody focus on training and practice hard ;)

Who trains the hardest in the training hall?
I don’t deal with the others I am just concentrate on myself.

Who’s the funniest team player?

Irene Ivancan.

Who has the best nickname?
Petra Lovas “Moki”.

And Lastly

Would you like to add one last tip, or an inspirational message for other table tennis players looking to succeed?Believe in yourself, work hard and enjoy the play.

A couple of great Killerspin Spinvitational
points Gina vs. Zhang Yining 

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