Table Tennis: Koen Pang and Goi Rui Xuan ready to go the extra mile

Table tennis duo hope to show fighting spirit, create upsets at Youth Olympics next month

Singapore table tennis players Koen Pang and Goi Rui Xian are hoping they can clinch a medal at the Oct 6-18 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Republic's only YOG medal in the sport came during the inaugural edition of the Games in
Singapore table tennis players Koen Pang and Goi Rui Xian are hoping they can clinch a medal at the Oct 6-18 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Republic's only YOG medal in the sport came during the inaugural edition of the Games in 2010 on home soil, when the now-retired Isabelle Li won a silver.ST PHOTO: SYAZA NISRINA

Collectively, they have traversed five of the seven continents of the world this year, each travelling to almost 20 countries for training and competition.

Next week, Singapore paddlers Koen Pang and Goi Rui Xuan will embark on a South American adventure at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2018, with the headline 'Ready to go the extra mile'. Subscribe