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Sally To Take On World’s Best In The Olympics

Sally To Take On World’s Best  In The Olympics
Fifteen-year-old Sally Yee shows how it’s done. Photo: FASANOC.
July 18
18:22 2016

Fifteen-year-old Sally Yee was motivated to pursue a sporting career in table tennis simply because it was her parents’ favourite sport.

At the age of five, she started to get involved in table tennis where her love for the sport grew by the day.

“When I am not playing table tennis I won’t feel happy,” Yee said.

She began to develop her table tennis skills and soon made her mark in the local and regional competitions. This boosted her confidence level as she lifted her game that saw her qualify for the Rio Olympic Games.

Yee said she is proud to represent Fiji and hope to do better at the Olympics and be able to create history.

She added her preparation for the Rio Olympics has been going well where she trains every day. In June she moved to Australia to undergo further training.

Yee who is the eldest in a family of three girls has represented Fiji in top international competitions like the Oceania Championship, World Junior Grant and Cadet Qualification.

The last competition she took part in, Yee says, gave her the confidence to tackle the challenges that may come her way at the Rio Olympic Games.

Yee said despite her training schedules her main challenge is to balance it with her education.

“I have to do my time management well in order to balance my career with my school work especially this year where I am in Year 10 and I will be sitting for the Fiji national examination,” she said.

Yee acknowledges her parents, coach and the Fiji Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) for being always there to make her dreams come true.

Yee’s mother, Harvi said, the love of her daughter to play table tennis is quite an amazing one because when she does not play she would feel bored.

“Because we play table tennis, all of us in the family play the game too. I was proud of Sally’s achievements and I would continue to support her to make sure she achieves her dreams of performing better.”

Harvi said as parents her role is to encourage and support her children on whatever career they pursue in order for them to be successful.

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