Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She took up the sport when she was seven years old.
|Why this sport?
||"I love table tennis. It is my first love."
||When she trained for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games she would practice for seven hours a day.
||Watching movies, reading and solving crossword puzzles. (malaysiantoday.com.my, 09 Jun 2010)
||Her father Kow Jan was a national water polo coach and her mother Ng Bee Yong played table tennis at state level. (The Malay Mail, 09 Jun 2010)
She has spoken out about the difficulties of studying while trying to maintain a high standard of performance as an athlete. "Having to miss school meant I had to put in more work on my own. I actually had to study after training. While it was stressful, I am happy with my success. In a way, it shows that we can be good athletes and also excel in studies by striking a balance." (malaysiantoday, 09 Jun 2010).
Prior to the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, she was known as the 'baby' of the squad because, at 19 years of age, she was the youngest member of the Malaysian team. (New Straits Times, 09 Jun 2010)