Table tennis: Singapore's women paddlers down but not out after this year's struggles

Feng Tianwei of Singapore playing Tetyana Bilenko of the Ukraine in their Round of 16 match at the World Team Table Tennis Championships 2018 at Halmstad Arena in Halmstad on May 2, 2018.
Feng Tianwei of Singapore playing Tetyana Bilenko of the Ukraine in their Round of 16 match at the World Team Table Tennis Championships 2018 at Halmstad Arena in Halmstad on May 2, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Despite their recent poor run, the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) expects its athletes to gun for medals at the Aug 18-Sept 2 Asian Games in Indonesia.

The once-mighty women's team underperformed at last month's Commonwealth Games, failing to retain the women's singles and team titles, and also fell short in the ongoing World Team Championships.

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