27 Nov 2023

From 4 to 10 December, the ITTF Mixed Team World Cup 2023 will unfold at the Sichuan Gymnasium in Chengdu, China, featuring the world's top 18 teams vying for glory.

Zeng Jian and Izaac Quek will spearhead Team Singapore based on their stellar international performances in the past 12 months.

Following an undefeated run with 8 wins at the ITTF World Team Championships Chengdu 2022, Zeng Jian secured gold at the 2023 SEA Games and clinched her first WTT title at WTT Feeder Doha II.

Izaac Quek, also a 2023 SEA Games champion, made a significant impact at the Singapore Smash 2023 in March, where the teenager reached the Round of 16 after defeating higher-ranked opponents.

Team Singapore boasts depth in mixed doubles with two pairs in the top 30, aiming for an early advantage in each encounter.

Izaac Quek celebrating after his victory against Mattias Falck at Singapore Smash 2023.
Izaac Quek celebrating after his victory against Mattias Falck at Singapore Smash 2023.


ZENG Jian (World No.61)
With a peak ranking of 17th, Zeng Jian’s exceptional performance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games earned her two gold medals in the women’s team and doubles events. Maintaining her success, Zeng displayed remarkable consistency by winning all eight matches during the Chengdu 2022 tournament. Her recent victory in the women’s singles at the 2023 WTT Feeder Doha II solidifies her status as a formidable force in the Mixed Team World Cup.

ZHOU Jingyi (World No.120)
At the age of 12, Zhou Jingyi made history for Singapore by securing victory in the 2017 ITTF World Hopes Week and Challenge in Luxembourg. Continuing her success at 18, Zhou claimed one women’s singles title and two mixed doubles titles in the WTT Youth Series in 2023.

WONG Xin Ru (World No.134)
A seasoned mixed doubles player at 22, Wong Xin Ru showcased her versatility and skill by winning a gold medal in the Mixed Doubles event at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games. Paired with Pang Yew En Koen, they are the highest-ranking pair in Team Singapore.

QUEK Izaac (World No.57)
Reaching his peak ranking at 57, Izaac Quek was identified as a talented athlete from an early age. In April 2021, Quek became the first Singaporean to top the Under-15 boys ITTF world ranking list. His victories in the U19 and U17 boy’s singles titles at the 2023 WTT Youth Contender, Antalya, demonstrate his determination and vital role in the mixed team format.

PANG Yew En Koen (World No.101)
Transitioning from gymnastics to table tennis at the age of 5, Pang Yew En Koen became the first Singaporean to reach the ITTF U18 World Rank No.1 in September 2019. As a seasoned doubles player, Pang ranks 24th in men’s doubles with Quek and 25th in mixed doubles with Wong, making him a key player in securing multiple wins.

CHEW Zhe Yu Clarence (World No.184)
At 28, Zhe Yu Clarence Chew has achieved a groundbreaking feat as the first Singapore-born paddler to qualify for the Olympic men’s singles event. Remarkably, he clinched mixed double title with Jian Zeng in WTT Feeders Antalya 2023.

CHUA Josh Shao Han (World No. 239)
Chua Josh Shao Han’s prowess in doubles play was evident as he achieved a significant milestone for Singapore in the 2019 World Junior Table Tennis Championships, earning a bronze medal in the Junior Boys’ Doubles event. Additionally, he claimed a silver medal in the Men’s Doubles category at the 2019 SEA Games.


*Rankings according to latest on 21/11/2023

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