Table tennis: Pang Xue Jie quits Singapore table tennis team

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe