I got the chance to play 4-time Olympic Medalist, World Cup winner, and recent World #1 Dimitrij Ovtcharov 7 years back this weekend. I was happy to give him his toughest match at the 2013 LA Open losing 3-1. Ovtcharov had just won 2 medals at the 2012 London Olympics. Thus he was ranked top 5 in the world at the time. Here are highlights:
Dimitrij Ovtcharov defeats Shashin Shodhan 3-1 in the prelims of the 2013 LA Open.