Izaac Quek becomes the first Singaporean to top table tennis under-15 world ranking
Izaac, 14, won two youth titles last year and recently finished third in the National Table Tennis Grand Finale men’s singles.
A Singaporean table tennis player, Izaac Quek, has topped the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) Under-15 world ranking list for the first time.
The Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) announced on Wednesday (Apr 14) that Izaac Quek Yong, a student at the Singapore Sports School, became the world number one under-15 player after the ITTF updated its list.
Izaac, 14, has been training at the STTA’s Bishan Zone Training Centre since he was seven. He was selected to join the STTA intermediate squad last year.
Last year, Izaac won the Cadet Boys’ singles title at the ITTF Swedish Junior and Cadet Open. He also finished third in the National Table Tennis Grand Finale men’s singles at home last month.
Izzac said: “I am very happy that I am able to achieve this target. It’s a milestone and I’m really grateful for the support given to me by Singapore Table Tennis Association, SportsSG, Singapore Sports Institute and the Singapore Sports School.
“I will continue to work hard and achieve more sporting glory for Singapore!”
According to the STTA, Izaac may be selected to participate in the Asian Youth Games in Guangdong or the Hanoi SEA Games in November.
Meanwhile, Singaporean Ser Lin Qian has been ranked third in the U-15 girls’ singles world ranking. She was previously ranked sixth.