Table tennis: Pang Xue Jie quits Singapore table tennis team

Paddler, 25, retires to set up a blockchain-related company; rules out another comeback

Pang Xue Jie in action at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last month, the first time since 2002 that the men's team had failed to win a medal.
Pang Xue Jie in action at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last month, the first time since 2002 that the men's team had failed to win a medal.PHOTO: REUTERS

A year after quitting business school to return to the national table tennis team, Singapore paddler Pang Xue Jie has decided to retire and to set up a blockchain-related company.

The 25-year-old southpaw told The Straits Times he made up his mind before last month's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2018, with the headline 'Pang quits table tennis team'. Subscribe