Pang Xuejie, 25 years old will be retiring from table tennis to pursue his other ambitions. Explaining his retirement, Pang Xuejie said: “I have been presented with this business opportunity to set up my own blockchain 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.”
Team Singapore paddler Pang Xuejie will be retiring from table tennis to pursue other ambitions. Photo: STTA
He added: “’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.’’
The left hander attacker, joined the national team when he was 18 years old. He had represented Singapore at the South East Asia (SEA) Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships during his sporting career.
At the SEA Games 2017, Xuejie finished with 1 gold (men’s doubles), 2 silvers (men’s teams & mixed doubles) medals. Xuejie partnered with Gao Ning to finish Top 16 at the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships and qualified for the doubles event for the World Tour Grand Finals and finished Top 8.
Ellen Lee Geck Hoon JP, PBM: “We would like to acknowledge and thank Xuejie for his contributions to Singapore. While it pains us to bid him farewell as he start a new phase of his career, we sincerely wish him continued success in all his future endeavours. "