Yoshua Shing first athlete from Vanuatu to Qualify on Merit for the RIO Olympic Games
Competitions and Events for him to attend before RIO
Australian Open (World Tour) & ITTF-Oceania Cup June 8th-14th
Olympic Games in Rio 5th-21st August
Yoshua Shing is the first athlete from Vanuatu to qualified on Merit for the RIO 2016 Olympic Games. A great achievement for such an athlete who dedicates himself for the sport he loves.
This is not his first olympics but the 2nd. His first was in London 2012 with collegue Anolyn Lulu and this is his 2nd qualification on merit and the first Ni Vanuatu Athlete to qualified twice on merit for the Olympic Games.
Vanuatu Table Tennis Federation is very proud of this achievement as this is the 3rd olympic Games that an athlete from Table Tennis made it into the Olympic Games. The first was in 2008 when ITTF give a place for Vanuatu's Priscila Tommy, in 2012 Yoshua Shing and Anolyn Lulu qualified on Merit for the first time and this year Yoshua Shing qualified on merit again for the 2nd time.
With all the achievements, Vanuatu Table Tennis Federation acknowledges the support of everyone who has contributed into this journey in one way or another.
Vanuatu Table Tennis first of all thanked and acknowledged the ITTF With the Future in Mind program Road to Rio for seeing the potential in our athlete and investing in his preparation towards the Oceania Olympic Qualification in which he entered and has qualified. We also would like to thanked the assistance of The Oceania Table Tennis Federation, The Vanuatu National Olympic Committee and The Chinese Government for the support given. Without all your support, Yoshua would not have made it into the olympics in RIO and will not make history for Vanuatu Sport to qualified twice for the Olympics. A big thank you to the athlete himself for the passion, dedication, effort and lots of hardwork put into his training and competition.