23 Jul '11, 9am

Isabelle not in SEA games list

Isabelle not in SEA games list

Isabelle Li (above) and Zena Sim have been left out of the initial list of athletes going to November's SEA Games in Indonesia. -- ST AND TNP FILE PHOTOS View more photos THE Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) yesterday selected 369 athletes to compete at November's South-east Asia (SEA) Games. But there were no table-tennis players in the initial list. The Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) had nominated nine athletes including local-born players Isabelle Li, 16, and Zena Sim, 20, along with China-born paddlers Sun Beibei and Yu Mengyu. But SNOC's selection committee first wants an explanation as to why the Republic's top players were giving the Games in Palembang, Indonesia, a miss, before it approves STTA's nominations. Said SNOC secretary-general Chris Chan after yesterday's meeting: 'The two main issues are why is the STTA not sending the athletes with a...

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