In quarantine, table tennis star keeping sharp with game console

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/24/258020
By: Lung Po-an and Kay Liu

Table tennis player Cheng I-ching at the 2018 Asian Games. CNA file photo

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Cheng I-ching (鄭怡靜), Taiwan's top ranked female table tennis player, is using a game console to try to stay sharp as she sits in quarantine in China ahead of the first 2020 Women's World Cup event since March.

Cheng first arrived Thursday in Shanghai, where she is being quarantined for three days, and will then head to Weihai in Shandong Province and be quarantined for four days before she can begin actual training for the event that opens on Nov. 8.

The world No. 8 in the International Table Tennis Federation's (ITTF's) women's singles rankings bought her first game console, a Nintendo Switch, before leaving for China to pass the time she figured she would be spending alone in a hotel room, Cheng said Friday.

"My friends and I tried the console once when we went to a gym. I thought it was fun and was pretty challenging," Cheng said in explaining why she decided to buy one to train while on her own.    [FULL  STORY]

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