Thursday, December 13, 2007
THE BIGGEST UPSET IN TABLE TENNIS BY NG SOCK KHIM
On December 9 2007, Ng Sock Khim from Malaysia (World Ranking 286) created the BIGGEST upset in the Women Singles Group Qualifying matches by beating China born, Li Jiawei (World Ranking 6) from Singapore 3 -2 to enter the semi-finals.
Before the match no one expected Sock Khim to qualify as only the top player from each of the 4 groups qualify for the semi-finals
However, this petite lass from Kedah did the impossible task by showing her strong fighting spirit to edge her much stronger and higher ranked opponent.
On December 10 2007 morning Sock Khim went on the beat Muangsuk Anissara (World Ranking 130) from Thailand 4 - 2 with the score 11-4, 8-11, 11-0, 6-11, 11-9 to enter the final
In the afternoon, she lost to another China born Singaporean Wang Yuegu (World Ranking 8) 0 - 4 with the score being 4-11, 8-11, 2-11, 4-11
Although Sock Khim did not win the gold medal, the silver medal is rewarding enough for her efford.
Malaysia and the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and the Table Tennis Association of Malaysia (TTAM is very proud of her achievement.