Weng Xiao Wang's father decided to leave his native China with his family
three years ago. His objective was to provide a better life and more
opportunities for his children. It also created an opportunity for his
daughter to qualify for the Olympic Games. Her goal is to advance to the
third round in women's singles and most importantly gain some valuable
"I'm not going to put too much pressure on myself at the Olympics" said
Wang, ranked 146th in the world and number-two in Canada.
Her father is a long time table tennis coach and introduced her to the
sport at age seven. She didn't starts enjoying it until about age 13. Her
mother was a top middle distance runner for China and won the bronze medal
in the 800 metres at the 1974 Asian Games.
Women's singles: Weng Xiao Wang, Edmonton, def. Tawny Banh, U.S., 21-15, 22-20, 22-20 in Group D play; lost 21-18, 21-12, 21-13 to Lee Eun-sil, South Korea.
Weng Xiao Wang, Edmonton, and Chris Xu, Vancouver, lost to Gae Jun Chang and Michelle Do, U.S., 15-21, 21-14, 22-20 in round-robin Group B play, then lost to Qianhong Gotsch and Jie Schoepp, Germany, 21-11, 21-16.
Wen Xiao Wang, Edmonton, and Chris Xu, Vancouver, lost in round-robin Group C.
Canada's Wen Xiao Wang concentrates
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