SHING Yoshua < Back  
Sport Table Tennis
CGA Vanuatu   
Gender Men
Born 20 Jun 1993 in Port-Vila, VAN
Height1.68 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
General Interest
Hero / Idol Swedish table tennis player Jan-Ove Waldner. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2014)
Sport Specific Information
Handedness Right
Further Personal Information
Languages Creole, English, French
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? His mother liked table tennis and encouraged him to start playing. "I really enjoy playing table tennis, it's one of the reasons why I am smiling everyday."
General Interest
Awards and honours He was Vanuatu's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 16 Aug 2017)

He was Vanuatu's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (GNS, 24 Jul 2014)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up table tennis in 2003 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Vanuatu
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Melbourne, VIC, AUS
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Success is not always about winning, but trying your very best. That is success for me." (Athlete, 08 Aug 2016)
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
General Interest
Milestones He became the first male table tennis athlete from Vanuatu to compete at the Olympic Games when he competed at the 2012 Games in London. (, 29 Jul 2012; SportsDeskOnline, 23 Dec 2020)
Nicknames Ping Pong Prince of the Pacific. (, 17 Aug 2020)