Table Tennis

STTA AXES WORLD NO. 6 FENG TIANWEI FROM NATIONAL TEAM, FENG DEFIANT & VOWS TO CONTINUE COMPETING

PRC-born National Table Tennis player and current world no. 6 Feng Tian Wei has been axed from the National Team after she was deemed unsuitable for STTA's plans to rejuvenate the squad for the 2020 Olympics. Following the table tennis team's dismal showing during the Rio 2016 Olympics, this bold move was part of it's new high performance plan. Hours after the shock STTA announcement, Feng Tian Wei announced on her Facebook insisting that she will continue to participate in international events albeit in a different method.

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PRC-BORN TABLE TENNIS PLAYER LI HU UNDER INVESTIGATION BY CPIB

Singapore table tennis player Li Hu was revealed to be assisting the CPIB in an ongoing investigation after he was suspended by the S'pore Table Tennis Association over a disciplinary matter. Li is currently ranked world number 58 and was supposed to be the future of Singapore's male table tennis team. When approached, Li was remorseful over his undisclosed actions and had been asked to pack his bags from the STTA hostel where he was living in.

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S'PORE SPORTS FOREIGN TALENT SCHEME IS ON BRINK OF FAILURE

The MSM are not reporting it. PAP is not admitting it. But most Singaporeans who are in sports know that Singapore sports are in deep trouble. Singapore Soccer which tried to use foreigners are in the doldrums. Will Singapore's Foreign talent programme fall flat and into dismay just like what happen to Singapore Sports? Will PAP finally wise up and admit that Singapore's future is best in Singaporeans' hands.

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WHY DO WE NEED AN ENTIRE TABLE TENNIS TEAM OF PRC-BORN ATHLETES?

However, a close examination of the medal list reveals a very telling tale: The medallists for table tennis are almost entirely foreign athletes. The other sports fielded mainly locals and were equally successful in winning medals.I am not against having foreign talents, as they have a role to play. But, something is seriously amiss when an entire team is made up of foreign talents.

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WHY NEVER GIVE CHANCE TO FOREIGN-BORN ATHLETES WHO SING MAJULAH SINGAPURA?

I am disappointed at comments made by fellow Singaporeans when Feng Tian Wei from the Table Tennis Team had a shock lost in her singles match. Most comments celebrated her lost and forget that she is also representing Singapore. Are we blinded by xenophobia that we cannot look past their birth nationality? At least give chance to those who tried to integrate as Singaporeans and stop alienating them lah?

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S'PORE'S PRC-BORN TABLE TENNIS PLAYER FAILS TO LIVE UP TO STAR BILLING AFTER SHOCK LOSS

Singapore's PRC-born table tennis athlete Feng Tianwei (World Number 4) was eliminated from the SEA Games women’s singles after suffering a shock 3-1 loss to Thailand’s Suthasini Sawettabut at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Thursday. After this shocking loss, perhaps it is time to re-examine Singapore's past strategy of buying success and instead focus on developing our own native talents.

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