My hearty congratulations to Feng Tianwei for her latest victory in the China Table Tennis Super League over Ding Ning, the world No 1 and reigning Olympic Champion, not long after she was axed by the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) from the national squad ("Ding scalp buoys Feng for ITTF finals"; Dec 6).
It is good to see Feng letting her victory do the talking.
The STTA had said that Feng was axed because, at 30 years of age, she "does not fit" into the association's current plans for rejuvenation.
It was premature to take her out of the national squad, as Singapore's young team has much to learn from her experience and exposure.
By defeating Ding, Feng demonstrated the true spirit and grit of a sportsperson. I hope she keeps it up.
Jeff Tan Hong Liak