Paddler Izaac Quek Yong has become the first ever Singaporean to top the Under 15 world ranking list.
He made the top of the list in the most recent update by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
The youngster won the Cadet Boys’ singles title at the ITTF Swedish Junior & Cadet Open in 2020 and at the recent National Table Tennis Grand Finale, he finished third in the men’s singles.
He was also first in the men’s doubles event along with his team mate Ethan Poh.
The Singapore Table Tennis Association President Ellen Lee said, “ I am so proud of Izaac’s achievement. Izaac has worked very hard for it and he truly deserves this new accomplishment.”
A student at the Singapore Sports School, Izaac was selected into the STTA intermediate squad last year.
The Singapore Sports School student said, “I am very happy that I am able to achieve this target. It’s a milestone and I’m really grateful for the support given to me by Singapore Table Tennis Association, Sports SG, Singapore Sports Institute and Singapore Sports School. I will continue to work hard and achieve more sporting glory for Singapore!’’
His team-mate Ser Lin Qian is ranked third on the U15 Girls’ singles world ranking.
Photo: Singapore Table Tennis Association