08 Mar '11, 7am

The Singapore women's table tennis team have been named The Straits Times' Athlete Of The Year

The Singapore women's table tennis team have been named The Straits Times' Athlete Of The Year

National women's table tennis team (from left) Yu Mengyu, Li Jiawei, Sun Beibei, Feng Tianwei and Wang Yuegu. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN AFTER two years of missing out on the top prize, the Singapore women's table tennis team can finally add The Straits Times' Athlete Of The Year award to their long list of honours. Feng Tianwei, Li Jiawei, Sun Beibei, Wang Yuegu and Yu Mengyu were crowned the most outstanding athletes of 2010 on Tuesday, thanks to their unprecedented triumph at the World Team Table Tennis Championships last May. Victory over China ensured the quintet their place in Singapore sporting history, an achievement which was honoured at a gala ceremony on Tuesday at Fullerton Hotel. Sponsored by 100 PLUS, the award was presented to the paddlers by Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. Four other nominees - shooter Gai Bin, s...

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