Table Tennis

Table tennis miss out on bronze

PNG’s Idau Boni Chris and Loa Mabel Chris put up a brave fight but could not go past the Fiji outfit who triumphed 3-0.

In the men’s division, Geoffrey Loi, Gasika Simoi and Haoda Agari also faced Fiji but were not able to secure the bronze medal for their country as they went down 3-1.

Despite the loss in table tennis, Team PNG has extended its lead in the Pacific Mini Games with 14 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

China sees potential in PNG Table Tennis

 

Consular of the Chinese Embassy in Port Moresby, Wang Gengshen said China is a super power in table tennis and he hopes that one day PNG can have a world class athlete to compete against them and other world champions.

“China is the best in the world in Table Tennis and with our skills and experience we can be able to support PNG athletes and coaches through exchange programs and training,” said Gengshen.

PNG open table tennis champs on next month

The championships will run from Friday September 23 to Sunday 25 at the Rita Flynn indoor courts, Port Moresby.

President of the PNGTTF, George Shao said the tournament is open to all and is extended to former players and expatriates living and working in PNG.

He said the events that will be contested are:

Under 12 yrs boys

Singles

Under 12 yrs girls