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Singapore’s Pang Xuejie Retires, Announces Career Change

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Pang Xuejie has announced his early retirement from professional table tennis at the age of 25.

The Singapore player, who was present at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, decided to call to his sporting career to an early close with an aim to pursue his business interests instead.

“I have been presented with this business opportunity to set up my own block chain related company and I believe that this is the right time for me to invest my time and energy to it. My table tennis journey has been amazing and I would like to thank Sports SG, STTA for the many opportunities, my family members and fans for their invaluable support. Looking back on my table tennis career, it’s been a roller-coaster ride but a really exciting one. I am proud of what I’ve done. I’m proud that I’ve represented Singapore the way that I have. These special memories will live on in my heart and now I use the lessons I have learned as a sportsman to embark on a new journey into the business world.’’ – Pang Xuejie

Participant in 11 World Championships, Pang Xuejie also partnered Gao Ning to a silver medal finish in the Men’s Doubles event at the 2017 ITTF Challenge Thailand Open and the president of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) Ellen Lee Geck Hoon has thanked Pang Xuejie for his service to the national team.

“We would like to acknowledge and thank Xuejie for his contributions to Singapore. While it pains us to bid him farewell as he starts a new phase of his career, we sincerely wish him continued success in all his future endeavours.” – Ellen Lee Geck Hoon JP, PBM.

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