SEA Games: Table tennis dropped for 2019 SEA Games?

Yu Mengyu (left) and Feng Tianwei on the way to winning the Commonwealth Games women's doubles gold. In Feng and Yu, Singapore have two of the highest-ranked women in South-east Asia. Singapore won five golds at last year's SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.
Yu Mengyu (left) and Feng Tianwei on the way to winning the Commonwealth Games women's doubles gold. In Feng and Yu, Singapore have two of the highest-ranked women in South-east Asia. Singapore won five golds at last year's SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Silat, tennis, netball also among surprise omissions from initial Manila Games list

Singapore's medal hopes for next year's SEA Games could be dealt a blow, following table tennis' exclusion from the initial list of 30 sports for the Manila Games.

The sport was among the notable omissions during Thursday's announcement by the Philippine SEA Games organising committee.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Table tennis dropped for 2019 sea games?'. Print Edition | Subscribe