Saturday's competition at the Westchester Table Tennis Center's April 2017 Tournament hosted some early action in both the under 12 years old and over 40 years old categories. In both groupings, the competitors showed that age did not matter as the action was fierce and spirited.
In the under 12 years old matches, Darius Fahimi prevailed, winning all three of his round robin matches. Coming in a close second was Jocelyn Zhou followed by Carly Googel and Zachary Jaworowski.
Above Left: Darius Fahimi Above Right: Jocelyn Zhou
Above Left: Carly Googel Above Right: Zachary Jaworowski
Twelve athletes competed in the over 40 competition with Dr. Kyongsook Kim traveling up from Maryland to put her widely regarded Principles Approach to Table Tennis (PATT) to the test. Coauthored with Donn Olsen, Dr. Kim's book details how players can improve their game by focusing on the underlying principles of the sport.
Above: Kyongsook Kim, Ph.D.
Above: A little advice from your coach never hurts
Also on hand to put their skills to the test were a number of other notable U.S. and internationalplayers including Barbados National Champion Anthonette Riley, the Caribbean’s Region Table Tennis Federation Girls’ under-10 Championship and the Barbados National Women’s Champion. A multi-sport athlete with a now singular focus on table tennis, Anthonette has set her sights on the 2020 Olympics.
Above: Anthonette Riley
Above: Cedric Oba, Ivory Coast
Above: Lisa Lin, Maryland USA
Above: Deng Pan, China
Above: Azeez Jamiu, Nigeria
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