FAN Xiao Jun < Back  
Sport Table Tennis
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Women
Born 09 Jul 1987
Height1.57 m
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
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."
Training Regime When she trained for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games she would practice for seven hours a day.
General Interest
Hobbies Watching movies, reading and solving crossword puzzles. (malaysiantoday.com.my, 09 Jun 2010)
Famous relatives 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)
Other information STUDENT ATHLETE
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).

YOUNGEST MEMBER
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)