Home > Sport > Other Sports
Thursday July 24, 2014 MYT 10:05:00 PM
Friday July 25, 2014 MYT 1:05:31 AM
by aftar singh
Ho Ying in action against Papua New Guinea in the women's table tennis team event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Thursday. - GLENN GUAN/ The Star
GLASGOW: Teenage paddler Ho Ying could not have asked for an easier Commonwealth Games debut.
The 19-year-old Kuala Lumpur girl was in her element as she helped Malaysia steamroll past Papua New Guinea 3-0 in the women's Group 6 table tennis team event at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.
Veteran Beh Lee Wei got the ball rolling by disposing of Samantha Loi 11-1, 11-3, 11-4.
Ho Ying then took just 10 minutes to tame Idau Chris 11-1, 11-1, 11-5 to deliver the second point.
Ho Ying hardly needed any rest as she went on to partner Ng Sock Khim to seal the winning point by downing Lohia Geru-Samantha 11-1, 11-3, 11-1 in just eight minutes.
Ho Ying, who underwent a one-month training stint in Hebei, China, prior to the Games, is poised to replace national No. 1 Lee Wei, who will retire after the Incheon Asian Games in October.
“I’m happy with the easy win … but I’m expecting tougher opponents in the other team matches,” she said.
The Malaysian women will face Canada next.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian men's team also registered a 3-0 win over Zambia in a group match.
Mohd Shakirin Ibrahim beat Friday Ngandu 11-4, 11-6, 11-2 before Mohd Rizal Mah made it 2-0 with an 11-7, 11-1, 11-8 win over Simasiku Kalaluka.
Shakirin-Leong Chee Feng completed the whitewash by downing Kalaluka-Friday 11-6, 11-3, 11-6.
Tags / Keywords:
Ho Ying, Beh Lee Wei, Ng Sock Khim, table tennis, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
Sock Khim bound for SEA Games after seven year absence
TTAM hopeful M'sian Championship will unearth new talents
No regrets from Sock Khim for defying doctor’s orders
Men’s table tennis team dropped for Asiad
Veteran paddler Lee Wei still has the fighting spirit (updated)
Rossi wins in Argentina after Marquez crashes out
Ironman McCoy peerless in world of hard knocks
Britain's Jockey Club makes healthy profit in 2014
Aaliyah looks good for SEA Games gold in tricks event
Next stop – Sensational Singapore
How Malaysians abroad are bridging a skills gap
10 ways to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
Asean needs harmonised F&B standards
New video series from AMGA lets climbers belay their skills
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)