North Vancouver table tennis player wins three medals at Canada Games

North Vancouver’s Steve Wang is coming home from the Canada Winter Games with three medals after a smashing week of action in table tennis.

Wang scored silver medals in male singles and doubles while adding a bronze in the male team competition held at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alta.

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In singles action Wang won four straight matches to make the final before finally falling to Quebec’s Edward Ly in the championship match. In doubles play Wang teamed up with Burnaby’s Kenny Jiang to make another run to the final, winning three straight matches before losing to Quebec’s Tommy Xu and Matteo Martin in the gold medal match.

Wang’s strong week was rounded out by a bronze medal earned alongside Jiang and Richmond’s David Lin in the team event. The team lost to Ontario in the semifinals but rebounded to defeat Manitoba in the bronze medal showdown.

It was a strong week for Team BC in table tennis, as they combined to win a total of seven medals in seven events.  

“You come here and aim to win, so to have two women and two men in the finals was amazing,” said coach Zhenyu Qi in a Team BC release. “I am incredibly proud of my boys. It was amazing how much the athletes grew this week. As a coach, I learned a tremendous amount this week and I am proud of the team.”

The Canada Games run Feb. 15 to March 3 in Red Deer.

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