Table Tennis




Table Tennis first appeared in the Olympic Games in 1988, in Seoul, South Korea.


Table  Tennis competition in London begins on July 28th







Ariel Hsing 
Women's singles
DOB: 1995
Residence: Fremont, CA
US singles and mixed doubles champion in 2011 - the youngest US champion in history (15). 3rd - Pan American Games, singles and team, 2011. 1st - JUIC International Junior Championship, singles, 2011. 1st - North American Cup, singles, 2011. Has been playing table tennis since the age of seven. Has a high school GPA of 4.0. After graduation, hopes to attend Stanford University and study business. A friend of Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.



Erica Wu 
Three person team event
DOB: 1996 
Started playing table tennis at the age of seven. US doubles champion in 2011; also a semi-finalist in singles. Won a team bronze - with NYAC club-mates, Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang - at the 2011 Pan Am Games. Coached by four-time Olympian and NYAC member, Gao Jun. Career goal is to become a veterinarian.



Lily Zhang 
Women's singles
DOB: June 16th, 1996
Residence: Palo Alto, CA
Pan Am Games team bronze medalist in 2011. 1st - national junior championships, 2011. The youngest player ever to make the US women’s team (12). Has been playing since age seven, but began watching her parents play at age four. Father was a teacher at Stanford University.



Timothy Wang
Men's singles
DOB: 1991
Residence: Houston, TX
US doubles and mixed doubles champion in 2011; 3rd in singles. Selected for singles competition in London. Ambidextrous, but plays right handed. The only male US table tennis player in these Olympic Games. Also plays outdoor tennis and the clarinet.


       
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