China’s Ding Ning beats China-born Feng Tianwei in Olympics semi-finals
Posted by temasektimes on August 1, 2012
A product of China’s table-tennis academy, Feng only ‘became’ a Singaporean in 2007. She went down 7-11, 4-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-6, 6-11 to China’s world No. 1 Ding Ning.
The Heilongjiang native will play for the bronze medal on Wednesday at the ExCel Arena, where she will meet Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa.
The news was largely ignored by Singaporeans as support for its table-tennis team, long dubbed China’s ‘B team’ has been lukewarm to begin with.
In a poll conducted by Yahoo News, 78 percent of respondents indicate that they will NOT feel proud if a foreign-born ‘Singaporean’ won an Olympic medal.