Hong Kong women's table tennis players wear masks on their return from Portugal. From left: Doo Hoi-kem, Lee Ho-ching, Minnie Soo Wai-yam. Photo: Chan Kin-wa

Virus threat throws Hong Kong’s table tennis Olympic build-up into disarray with loss of quality training partners in China

  • Hong Kong table tennis teams often travel to China before major events, or bring mainland players to the city, to help sharpen their skills
  • Chinese players offer a wealth of quality and styles as sparring partners, even at provincial level
Topic |   ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation)

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Hong Kong women's table tennis players wear masks on their return from Portugal. From left: Doo Hoi-kem, Lee Ho-ching, Minnie Soo Wai-yam. Photo: Chan Kin-wa
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Chan Kin-wa

Chan Kin-wa

Kin-wa joined the SCMP after working for the Hong Kong Sports Development Board and the government for more than a decade. Previously, he was at the Standard for six years. Kin-wa has covered the Olympic Games twice and three Asian Games as an SCMP reporter.