by Simon Daish
Ng Sock Khim and her Malaysian colleagues have been busy training in China ahead of the tournament, with the host nation’s representatives keen to display their best at the 2017 SEA Games.
The Malaysian table tennis squad travelled to China on Monday June 19th before returning on Wednesday 2nd August, and Ng Sock Khim is confident that the lengthy visit has greatly boosted the team’s chances of success at the Games.
“The coaches in China taught us a lot, working on our physical conditions, skills and the mental aspects of the game. We also attended sessions with coaches of different playing styles to help us tackle our opponents”, Ng Sock Khim.
There is plenty riding on the 2017 edition of the SEA Games for Ng Sock Khim. Not only is the event being hosted in her home country, but Ng Sock Khim has also stated that this will be her final appearance at the competition.
Following an impressive outing at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, where Ng Sock Khim produced a silver medal finish in the Women’s Singles category, the Malaysian player is hoping to negotiate the 2017 event injury-free and believes that the host nation will do the home fans proud.
“I now pay a lot of attention to my shoulder and knee exercises. I believe we can achieve our goal and maybe do even better!”, Ng Sock Khim.
Lee Rou You, Ho Ying, Alice Chang and Ting Hie Phin are the other female table tennis competitors included in Malaysia’s squad for the 2017 SEA Games with Mohd Shakirin Ibrahim, Mohd Ashraf Haiqal, Leong Chee Feng, Wong Chun Chuen and Chong Javen making the host nation’s male selection.
Source: The Star Online