Gao saves day for paddlers

Gao Ning rolled back the years yesterday when the 35-year-old paddler used his experience to beat Canada's Antoine Bernadet 3-0 to secure the winning point which sent the Singapore men's table tennis team into the semi-finals tomorrow.
Gao Ning rolled back the years yesterday when the 35-year-old paddler used his experience to beat Canada's Antoine Bernadet 3-0 to secure the winning point which sent the Singapore men's table tennis team into the semi-finals tomorrow.PHOTO: REUTERS

S'pore to meet India in s-finals after veteran scores two points in 3-2 team win over Canada

With the score delicately poised at 2-2, the Singapore men's table tennis team's proud record of appearing in every semi-final since the sport was introduced at the 2002 Commonwealth Games was under threat.

Not for the first time in his career, veteran Gao Ning turned out to be the hero for the Republic yesterday when he delivered two crucial points - aptly at the Oxenford Studios, where the superhero movie Aquaman was filmed last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 08, 2018, with the headline 'Gao saves day for paddlers'. Print Edition | Subscribe