Izaac Quek Yong is first Singaporean paddler to reach U15 world rank No. 1

Staff Writer, Singapore
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Singaporean table tennis player Izaac Quek Yong. (PHOTO: Singapore Table Tennis Association)
Singaporean table tennis player Izaac Quek Yong. (PHOTO: Singapore Table Tennis Association)

SINGAPORE — Izaac Quek Yong has become the first ever Singaporean table tennis player to reach the top of the Under 15 world ranking list.

His elevation to No.1 comes after the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) updated the list.

In 2020, Izaac won the Cadet Boys' singles title at the ITTF Swedish Junior & Cadet Open. At the recent National Table Tennis Grand Finale, Izaac finished third in the men’s singles and first in the men’s doubles event together with his team mate Ethan Poh.

STTA President Ellen Lee said, “ I am so proud of Izaac’s achievement. Izaac has worked very hard for it and he truly deserves this new accomplishment.”

A student at the Singapore Sports School, Izaac was selected into the STTA intermediate squad last year.

Izaac said, “I am very happy that I am able to achieve this target. It's a milestone and I'm really grateful for the support given to me by Singapore Table Tennis Association, Sports SG, Singapore Sports Institute and Singapore Sports School. I will continue to work hard and achieve more sporting glory for Singapore!’’

Meanwhile, his teammate Ser Lin Qian achieved third on the U15 Girls’ singles world ranking.

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