SALLY QUALIFIED TO RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

BY ALLEN WAITARA  - FASANOC VOLUNTEER JOURNALIST

 

Apart from her interest to play table tennis, Sally Yee 15 this year was also motivated to pursue her career on this sport because her parent also loved to play it.

At the five years old Yee started to get involved on playing table tennis where her love towards this sport was growing deeper each day.

“When I am not playing table tennis I won't feel happy because my parents also play this sport,” Yee said.

Yee developed the skills she could in this sport, where recently she qualified for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

She said she is proud to represent her country Fiji and hopes to do better on this tournament to produce her record in history.

She added her preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympics has been going better where she trains every day until on around June where she will be taking more training in Australia before leaving for Rio.

Yee who is the eldest in a family of three girls was fortunate in the past years to represent Fiji on table tennis on many other overseas competitions, Oceania Championships, World Junior Grant and Cadet Qualification.

The past competitions she took part in gave Yee confidence to tackle the challenges that Rio 2016 Olympic Games presents.

Yee said in her trainings her main challenge is education because she has to balance school works to her career in sports.

“I have to make my time management well in order to balance my career with my School work especially this year where I am in Year 10 where I will be sitting for the Fiji National Examination,” She said.

Yee acknowledge her parents, coach and the Fiji Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) for being always there to make her dreams come true.

Yee’s Mother, Harvi Yee said the love of her daughter to table tennis is quite an amazing one because when she does not play she would feel bored.

“Because we play table tennis all of us in the family play this game and table tennis cheer the life of my children.”

“I was proud of Sally’s achievements and I would continue to support her to make sure she achieved her dreams on performing better,” Harvi said.

Harvi said as parents your role is to encourage and support your children on whatever career they pursuing in order for them to be successful.




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