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Young table tennis players off to Asian training camps

Arin Kumar
Friday, December 20, 2013

BUDDING table tennis players Young Jun Park and Sally Yee will attend high performance training camps in Korea and Singapore respectively.

Park leaves the country for Korea today on his second stint of the month-long training camp while Yee flies to Singapore next month for three weeks on her first international experience.

Fiji Table Tennis Association president Anthony Ho said the two were impressive in the Suva Table Tennis Open Championship where Park won the singles men's open title.

He hopes the two will become core members of the national team for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

"Park will be training under the national Korean cadet and junior coach," Ho said.

"One of that coach's players recently won the World Junior Singles title and we know Park will get really good experience during his time there.

"As for Sally, she will be attending a school in Singapore where they are proficient in high performance training and we know she will get good exposure and experience."

Park is a 15-year-old student of Yat Sen Secondary School who picked up the sport nine-years ago in a church while Yee is only 12 years old and comes from a family of table tennis players.

The Pundit Vishnu Deo School student only took up the sport four years ago.

She will be in Fiji before the first term school year starts.