07 Feb '11, 10pm

Feng Tianwei is table tennis' poster girl

SINGAPORE - She readily admits that it will be a challenge to better her 2010 season but winning the Today Athlete of the Year 2010 award might just be the icing on the cake for table tennis star Feng Tianwei. The 24-year-old was one of six nominees named for the annual accolade yesterday, along with shooter Gai Bin, fencer Wang Wenying, swimming star Tao Li, footballer Mohd Hanafi Akbar and gymnast Lim Heem Wei. Speaking to MediaCorp at the Singapore Table Tennis Association's (STTA) Annual Awards Ceremony at Yishun Safra Country Club last night, Feng said: "It's nice to know that people are supporting me." Asked if she was hoping to follow in the footsteps of veteran player Li Jiawei, who won the award in 2008, she added with a laugh: "I don't know if I'll win. If I do win the award, it would help me and table tennis to attain some status and glory." STTA president Lee B...

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