Jason Chee out of Asean Games

Jason Chee celebrating after beating Thailand's Thirayu Chueawong at the 2017 Asean Para Games to clinch his first individual gold.
Jason Chee celebrating after beating Thailand's Thirayu Chueawong at the 2017 Asean Para Games to clinch his first individual gold. PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE

Gold-medal winner at last Para Games will be missed as he takes a break to pursue degree

Table tennis player Jason Chee was the toast of the 2017 Asean Para Games (APG), with many Singaporeans inspired and moved by his heroic comeback from losing his right eye to cancer to win the Class 2 singles gold, his first individual title at the event.

But his supporters, many of whom cheered him on as he battled Thailand's Thirayu Chueawong in the final round-robin match in Kuala Lumpur, will not see him at the biennial event next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 04, 2019, with the headline 'Chee out of Asean Games'. Print Edition | Subscribe