Asian Games: Singapore's Feng Tianwei fails to defend singles bronze after falling in last 16

Singapore’s Feng Tianwei reacts after losing the match to South Korea’s Jeon Ji-hee in table tennis women’s singles round of 16 at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, on Aug 31, 2018.
Singapore’s Feng Tianwei reacts after losing the match to South Korea’s Jeon Ji-hee in table tennis women’s singles round of 16 at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, on Aug 31, 2018. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

JAKARTA - Singapore's Feng Tianwei lost her last-16 women's singles match at the Asian Games on Friday (Aug 31), falling 13-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-8 to South Korea's Jeon Ji-hee.

The Singaporean, who was the defending bronze medallist from the 2014 edition, had lost to the same opponent during the women's team quarter-finals at the Jakarta International Expo on Monday.

After the match, a disappointed Feng said: "Today, I feel my performance was average. The main thing is, the opponent was playing more ferociously, I couldn't keep up with her pace.

"From this competition, I saw some areas in which I'm still lacking, so moving forward, I have to train hard to address these. (For example,) I must be more aggressive."

She was joined at the exit by compatriot Gao Ning, who fell 4-1 to China's Lin Gaoyuan.

But Yu Mengyu advanced to the quarter-finals after a 4-3 win over Hong Kong's Doo Hoi Kem. She will play Chinese Taipei's Cheng I-ching at 6pm (Singapore time) on Friday.