YOG of the week: Ng Ka-yee

YOG of the week: Ng Ka-yee

Name: Ng Ka-yee
School: The Chinese Foundation Secondary School
Grade: Form Three
Sport: Table Tennis

Achievements Ka-yee, 15, is a member of the Hong Kong table tennis team. She won the individual and group events for girls in this year's Hang Seng All Schools Table Tennis Championships.
She was also the first runner-up in the girls' singles event for the Youth Olympic Games qualification tournament for Asia in Bangkok, Thailand.
She was this year's open champion in the cadet girls' singles at the International Table Tennis Federation's junior circuit event in Spain. She also won two golds and two silvers in the junior and cadet categories in the Tunisia tournament.
She represented Hong Kong in the ITTF World Junior Championships and 15th Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships last year and won a bronze medal in the girls' cadet team category at each event.

How she qualified "The Hong Kong table tennis team sent me and another teammate to play in different Youth Olympic Games qualifying events.
"I lost some tournaments, but I came second in the girls' singles at the qualifying tournament for Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, in April."

Soundbite "I really love playing on court under the Hong Kong flag. Winning in international competitions makes me more confident."

From her coach "Ka-yee's play is solid and she has reached the team target - qualifying for the Youth Olympic Games. Now she starts full-time training and we hope she can perform well," team coach Chan Kong-wah said.

Insight for the Games "Some big sisters on the team accompanied me on major events in the past and I learned how to cope with pressure. I will remember what they taught me and do my best in each match."

Kevin Kung will be reporting all the YOG action from Singapore for Young Post



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