SINGAPORE: Singapore's Feng Tianwei has reached the semifinals of the table tennis women's singles event in London Olympics. I was enjoying her excellent Table tennis skill. She was handling extremely well during the match between her and South Korean formidable chooper Kim Kyung-Ah. In this particular exciting Table tennis game, Feng Tianwei defeated Kim Kyung-Ah in the first two game 13-11. 11-7 and lost in the third game 4-11. In the forth game, Feng Tianwei won again 11-6 but failed in the fifth game 10-12. We could see Feng Tianwen was facing the very strong opponent Kim, but Teng's still show us that she had the very strong fighting spirit. In the next critical no. six game, the match was so excited that any one of them could me the winner. The lucky star finally shined on Feng Tianwei and she won 12-10. Wow, the never give up attitude finally sent her to fight against the world champion Ding Ning. Hopefully she could give some obstacles to Ding Ning.
So, Feng, seeded 6th, upset third seed and nemesis, Kim Kyung-Ah of South Korea, in six games in the quarterfinals to qualify. It indeed was the booster for her. The hope of getting the Olympics medal is still on.The Singaporean Feng beat Kim 13-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 10-12, 12-10 was the good outcome. After this game, Singapore deputy prime minister Teo Chee Hean praised Feng tianwei that her fighting spirit has indeed inspired many people. Yes, I myself also enjoyed this game because Feng tianwei showed us her undaunted will in fighting against the formidable chopper. I remember in 2008 Beijing Olymics that Singapore Table tennis women team had been eliminated by Kim Kyung-Ah then.
Feng tianwei is now Singapore's only hope for the nation's first individual medal in table tennis, after compatriot Wang Yuegu lost her quarter-final match. Sadly to say that Feng tianwei had already lost to Ding Ning on 31-07-2012 at about 2330hrs Singapore time. Now We hope that Feng tianwei can defeat the Japan opponent on 1-08-2012. Although Feng tianwei lost to world no. one but She mamaged to win two round out of six, it showed that Feng tianwei have improved a lot in skills.
In the earlier match, Wang lost 1-4 (11-8, 5-11, 4-11, 8-11, 4-11) to Japan's fourth seed Kasumi Ishikawa in less than 24 minutes. And Kasumi Ishikama had lost to China the other formidable player Li Xiaoxia. in the semifinal.
I hope Feng Tianwei can give all Singaporeans happy one more time-the bronze medal. If Feng tianwei can maintain the fighting spirit during the matches against Ding Ning and Kim, then we all can smile one more time.
Feng tianwei can not overlook the Japanese opponent Kasumi Ishikawa because the opponent is not the easy one. Kasumi Ishikawa is the young lady who nickname is debutante, that's mean She has inherent table tennis skill.
Let's watch the game on 2130hrs on Singapore media corp Tv tonight.
Let's pray hard for Feng tianwei to bring glory for SINGAPORE. I believe that Feng Tianwei will do her very best and give Singapore the sweet.
Ha ha ha, finally the good news comes........
Let us now see the updated sports news about Feng Tianwei. Wow, She finally won over Kasumi Ishikawa. I was so happy when I heard the news because I had been waiting for so many years to see Singapore get the first individual medal since Singapore Independence day 1965.
After this critical match, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said the success could be huge for Singapore. Yes, It was Singapore's first Olympic medal in an individual event in 52 years but the significance of table-tennis star Feng Tianwei's bronze, which she received after a 4-0 win over Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa on Wednesday, could be huge, I agree with Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean what he said.
DPM Teo was among an estimated 3,000-capacity crowd at London's ExCel Arena to watch Feng sweep aside the world No 6 Japanese left-hander Kasumi Ishikawa 11-9, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 and claim the bronze to put Singapore on the medal table at the London Olympics.
It was also the perfect tonic ahead of the start of the team competitions on Friday, with Singapore facing Poland in their last-16 clash in the women's team event. I think Singapore women team will fight hard to win the game.
"It's like a tent pole," said DPM Teo, when asked of the significance Feng's bronze medal will have on Singapore sports. "You put the tent pole high, you raise the standards for everyone, and I think this is what it has done for sports in Singapore.
"And you can see that, over a number of years, in different sports, their standards and aspirational levels have been brought up and people say: 'Yeah, we can do that!' I hope that inspires many more Singaporeans to take up sports and to do well."
The mood among the paddlers had been muted going into the Games. The women's team - defending silver medallists from the Beijing Games - had struggled with poor form in recent months and were anxious when they dropped a rung to No 3, which meant a 50-per-cent chance of meeting China before the final.
However, Wednesday's victory prompted jubilant scenes within the Team Singapore camp, with the mood distinctly more relaxed.
It also came a day after the announcement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the new Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, which will oversee the development of sports, currently under the purview of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.
The absence of the word "sports" from the new ministry's name had raised concerns over the priority for sports in Singapore. But the post-match scenes appear to have lifted a huge psychological load off the team's shoulders, as the paddlers engaged in light banter and posed for photographs.
National women's team assistant coach Jing Junhong said: "Tianwei said she was angry at being asked (why) Singapore (hadn't) got a medal (in the women's singles) for 12 years and if it was cursed.
"I told her we've already missed out on the last three occasions, surely it is now our turn. Rationalising it to her from that angle, she laughed."
She took just 25 minutes to bulldoze past Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa 11-9, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5.
The Japanese, a higher-ranked opponent at world No. 6, stood no chance at all. Feng is ranked eighth in the world.
This is Singapore's first table tennis singles medal, and the first win in the bronze medal match in four tries. Li Jiawei had twice fell at this hurdle at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games. Jing Junhong, now the women's team deputy head coach, was unsuccessful at the 2000 Sydney edition. Jing was by Feng's side for her historic win on Wednesday.
Feng is the only Singaporean to win an individual medal besides weightlifter Tan Howe Liang, who took silver at the 1960 Rome Games.
She will feature next in the women's team event, where she will spearhead the team's charge to retain its silver from the 2008 Games.