Team BC finishes the male table tennis competition with two medalists in the singles event. Steve Wang (North Vancouver) finishes with the silver medal after being defeated by top-ranked Edward Ly of Quebec in the male singles final. David Lin (Richmond) defeated Tommy Xu of Quebec to take the bronze medal.
In a singles final, where both podium matches took place side by side, the crowd was rocking and the atmosphere was intense. Both matches had massive plays the boys really put on a show for the fans.
With an athlete in both the singles medals matches’ simultaneously, coaches Zhenyu Qi and Michelle Liaw had to divide the responsibilities
“You come here and aim to win, so to have two women and two men in the finals was amazing. I am incredibly proud of my boys. It was amazing how much the athletes grew this week. As a coach, I learned a tremendous amount this week and I am proud of the team,” said Coach Zhenyu Qi.
Team BC Table Tennis had quite the week. Finishing the day with 5 medals and the competition with 7, the athletes fought hard to defeat the opposing provinces in Red Deer.