Table tennis boss proud of medalists

Lue…”We are extremely proud of the outstanding performances of our young athletes.

Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) PRESIDENT Andrew Lue says he is extremely proud of the development of his players after the pair of Ajani Spencer and Anthony Bird won gold on Sunday at the Caribbean Region Boys Under 11 Team Event 2022. Mini-Cadet (U-11) and Pre-Cadet (U-13) Table Tennis Championship of the Table Tennis Federation (CRTTF) in Guyana.

Playing at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Spencer and Bird beat Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 in the Table 3 Grand Final.

In addition to the gold medal, Jamaican pair Keeara Whyte and Kayan Denton won silver in the girls under-13 after losing 1-3 to host Guyana in the Draw 4 final. , the pair of Logan Royes and Gmarco Smith won the bronze medal in the boys’ under-13 team event.

“We are extremely proud of the outstanding performances of our young athletes. Ajani and Anthony’s gold medal in the men’s under-11 team event takes center stage, but all the teams gave performances medalists,” Lue told Jamaica Observer.

Lue said that with continued exposure at this level, he is confident players will surely continue to grow.

“We are committed to working for the development of athletes and the sport in general. As we begin the singles and doubles events this afternoon [Sunday] we expect performance to improve further,” he said.

Lue said table tennis has traditionally been a popular sport in Jamaica but needs more investment, hoping to focus on development.

“With every sport, what we really lack are resources; we just need more support from relevant entities and corporate support. We also need to step up our fundraising efforts as we try to move forward. the development of table tennis.

“Table tennis has always been one of our major sports. It’s a bit down at the moment, especially with the pandemic and all, but we know that table tennis is widely regarded across Jamaica as it has a long history of champions,” he said.

-Ruddy Allen

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