Further Personal Information
||Mississauga, ON, CAN
||Cantonese, English, French, Mandarin
||Commerce - University of Toronto: Canada
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She started playing table tennis at age eight in Canada.
|Why this sport?
||Her parents are table tennis players. When they saw that she didn't have a lot of schoolwork, they started teaching her the sport in the basement of their home. She gradually became more competitive and started participating in national and international tournaments.
|Club / Team
||Mississauga Elite Table Tennis Training Centre / University of Toronto: Canada
|Name of coach
||Junya Chen [mother], CHN, from 2005
||Watching movies, shopping. (olympic.ca, 11 Jun 2015)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She believes that the colour of the shirt in which she wins her first match will be her lucky colour for the rest of the tournament. (olympic.ca, 11 Jun 2015)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"If you fall, get back up. That's what life is about." (olympic.ca, 11 Jun 2015)
||Her mother Junya Chen is a former table tennis player who was a member of the People's Republic of China national team and is coach of the Canadian women's table tennis team. Her father Yong Qiang Luo played table tennis at provincial level in People's Republic of China. (olympic.ca, 11 Jun 2015)
||To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (utoronto.ca, 17 Jul 2015)
||MOVE TO CANADA
Her family moved from People's Republic of China to Canada in 2005. (olympic.ca, 11 Jun 2015)
At age 14 she was the youngest athlete from any country at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. She was also the youngest member of the Canadian team at the 2011 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada where she was 15 years and two months old. (olympic.ca, 11 Jun 2015)
She completed her high school diploma over a period of five years on a part-time basis so that she could study, train and compete at the same time. (themedium.ca, 14 Sep 201)