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
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages Creole, English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up table tennis in 2003 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
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."
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Vanuatu
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Melbourne, VIC, AUS
General Interest
Nicknames Ping Pong Prince of the Pacific. (ittf.com, 17 Aug 2020)
Hero / Idol Swedish table tennis player Jan-Ove Waldner. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Success is not always about winning, but trying your very best. That is success for me." (Athlete, 08 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours He was Vanuatu's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (ittf.com, 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)
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. (ittfoceania.com, 29 Jul 2012; SportsDeskOnline, 23 Dec 2020)