11 May 2018

Present at the recent Commonwealth Games and at the Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships; Singapore’s Pang Xue Jue has announced his retirement from international play.

He is to pursue business interests.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

The left handed top spin attacking player joined the national team when he was 18 years old.

“I have been presented with this business opportunity to set up my own block chain related company and I believe that this is the right time for me to invest my time and energy to it. My table tennis journey has been amazing and I would like to thank Sports SG, STTA for the many opportunities, my family members and fans for their invaluable support. Looking back on my table tennis career, it’s been a roller-coaster ride but a really exciting one. I am proud of what I’ve done. I’m proud that I’ve represented Singapore the way that I have. These special memories will live on in my heart and now I use the lessons I have learned as a sportsman to embark on a new journey into the business world.’’ Pang Xue Jie

In addition to World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, Pang Xue Jie represented Singapore at the South East Asia and Asian Games; his contribution being highly respected by Ellen Lee Geck Hoon JP, PBM, President of the Singapore Table Tennis Association

“We would like to acknowledge and thank Xuejie for his contributions to Singapore. While it pains us to bid him farewell as he starts a new phase of his career, we sincerely wish him continued success in all his future endeavours.” Ellen Lee Geck Hoon JP, PBM.

Notably partnering Gao Ning, Pang Xue Jie was the Men’s Doubles runner up at the 2017 ITTF Challenge Thailand Open; commencing in 2008, he competed in eleven World Championships

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