29 Jul '14, 10am

4 reasons why the S’pore table tennis team might be from China

4 reasons why the S’pore table tennis team might be from China

In case you missed the action of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Singapore won gold medals in the Men’s and Women’s table tennis team events. Great stuff, it puts us on track for Singapore Table Tennis Association’s objective of winning five gold medals as outlined in their player selection policy for the Commonwealth Games . Note that the selection criteria includes being Singapore citizens. Table tennis is a sports traditionally dominated by the Chinese. For us to win two team event gold medals … you have to wonder – are our players secretly from China? We have 4 reasons to believe so: 1. Well, they really are from China Post by Lee Hsien Loong . Isabelle Li (bottom photo second from right) and Clarence Chew (top photo first from right) are the only born and bred Singaporeans on the Singapore table tennis team. The rest of the players hail from Hebei, Liaoning, Harbin, and ...

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