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Chitra Magimairaj

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Chitra Magimairaj

Chitra Magimairaj (born 7 April 1973, Bangalore), is an Indian professional player of snooker, English billiards, and pool. She is a two-time World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association World Champion (2006, 2007), a two-time national pool champion, and more recently the World Women's Senior Snooker Championship (2014). She has also been a national-class amateur cricket and field hockey player.

On 22 April 2014, Magimairaj won the World Women's Senior Snooker Championship, after defeating Alena Asmolava of Belarus, in Leeds, UK. Magimairaj has bagged three gold, three silver and three bronze medals in the WLBSA event so far,as of April 2014.

Highlights of her Career  

  • First Indian woman cueist to qualify to participate in two Asian Games and three Asian Indoor Games.
  • First Indian woman cueist to win a medal in Asian Games and Asian Indoor Games.
  • First Indian woman to have won two World Billiards Champion (women's division) titles (2006 and 2007).
  • First Indian to win an Australian Open Women's Snooker Championship (2008).
  • First Indian woman to win a medal in the IBSF World Snooker Championships (Team & Individual, women's division) in the same year
  • First player representing India in international pool, to qualify and to play televised match (Dauge, South Korea, 2008).

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