YEUNG REACHES MIXED DOUBLES QUARTER FINALS AT 2021 WORLD YOUTH TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
VILA NOVA DE GAIA, POR (December 6, 2021) – Terence Yeung of Toronto, ON is returning to Canada with some valuable experience from his recent participation in the 2021 World Youth Table Tennis Championships held in Vila Nova de Gaia, POR this past weekend. Yeung competed in U19 men’s singles, and in U19 mixed doubles with Amy Wang of the USA.
In the U19 mixed doubles competition this past Saturday, Yeung and Wang had very close matches in the rounds of 32 and 16 as they defeated Csaba Andras and Helga Cari of Hungary 3-2 and then Lexis Lebrun and Camille Lutz of France 3-2 in that order. Unfortunately, the Japanese duo of Hiroto Shinozuka and Miyuu Kihara were too strong for Yeung and Wang as they defeated the duo by a score of 3-0 in the quarter finals.
Yeung took to the court again in the men’s U19 singles competition on Sunday but unfortunately lost in his first match to Eduard Ionescu of Romania 1-4.
“Based on the new International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) system, Terence was the only Canadian to qualify for the World Youth Championships due to his second place finish at the Pan American Junior Championships. It’s an honour to qualify amongst the top-32 youth athletes in the world. The competition was very tough, but Terence and Amy managed to reach the quarter finals, beating much higher ranked players,” remarked Adham Sharara, President of Table Tennis Canada.
“Our top young players like Terence are now facing the new challenge of balancing education and elite sport. The first year at university is a completely new experience and the players are struggling to adjust. I appreciate the fact that Joyce (Xu), Sophie (Gauthier), Terence and Jeremy (Hazin) all participated in international events in November and early December while preparing for university exams. This isn’t easy. Table Tennis Canada will try its best to find solutions to help these young athletes adjust and find the right balance between high level table tennis and university education moving forward.”
For complete results from the 2021 World Youth Table Tennis Championships, please visit:https://www.ittf.com/tournament/5326/2021-ittf-world-youth-championships/