Table tennis: Tokyo 2020 is my Olympic swansong, says Singapore's Yu Mengyu

Yu Mengyu will exit sport's grandest stage with her head held high.
Yu Mengyu will exit sport's grandest stage with her head held high.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

TOKYO - "I am so tired!" Singapore table tennis player Yu Mengyu tells The Straits Times at the Olympic Village on Friday afternoon (July 30), but behind the mask and declaration is a laugh and a ring of joy.

The day before, the 31-year-old lost the women's singles semi-final and bronze-medal play-off, then had to go for a drug test after. She did not get to leave the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium till after midnight and slept only at 2.30am.

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