Yu Mengyu 1 win away from claiming Olympic medal for S'pore


Sulaiman Daud | July 28, 2021, 10:33 AM

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Singaporean table tennis competitor Yu Mengyu achieved a titanic victory in the early hours of July 28.

By beating Japanese paddler Kasumi Ishikawa, Yu advanced to the semi-finals of the women's singles table tennis event.

She is now one win away from claiming a medal, with another victory guaranteeing a silver, or another chance to win a bronze.

Previously on July 27, Yu beat the eighth-ranked player in the world, Cheng I-Ching of Taiwan, in a 4-0 shock victory to book her place in the quarters.

Ishikawa is a similarly highly-ranked opponent, 10th in the world.

However, Yu beat Ishikawa 4-1, which means she will face either Doo Hoi Kem of Hong Kong, ranked 15th in the world, or the best in the world Chen Meng of China, according to Straits Times.

The semi-final match will take place this Thursday (July 29).

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Top image by Kong Chong Yew via SNOC Facebook page.