Law blames nerves for his loss in table tennis
BY SABRINA GALATAU
Former national men’s singles champion Geoffrey Loi took a short trip to the national table tennis championship on Saturday.
Law who beat his brother David in the last championship was beaten on the first hit in the men’s singles division.
“I struggled throughout my preparation for these championships in December; However, I only train in my spare time, but otherwise my studies were my priority, ”said Loi, who had completed his tenth grade two months ago at Butuka Academy School.
Hailing from the village of Tubuserea in the central province, Loi said that due to COVID-19, they had to train at least a day or two a week.
Meanwhile, despite losing his singles match, Loi teamed up with his brother David for the men’s doubles which saw them emerge victorious against Boe Bobby and Jackson Kariko.
Loi missed qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, prioritizing her studies this year.
He was one of the other athletes preparing for the wild card for the qualifying spots.
The 2017 Pacific Games silver medalist represented PNG at the following games;
– 2014- played in Glasgow, Scotland
– Pacific Games 2015 in Papua New Guinea
– 2017 Pacific Games in Vanuatu winning silver in men’s doubles
– 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia