Yee excited for ‘call of duty’

Sally Yee in action during the International Table Tennis Federation Oceania Tour Championship at the FMF gymnasium in Suva. Picture: RAMA/FILE

OLYMPIAN Sally Yee is excited about representing the country again at the Pacific Games and having her younger sister alongside her.

The duo is representing the country in table tennis taking part in the women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

Sally Yee said she was looking forward to her second Pacific Games aiming for a gold medal.

“The main aim here is to get gold for Fiji I believe I have prepared well from the start and I am looking forward to the results I will get in Samoa,” said Sally.

The eighteen-year-old who is on a study scholarship in Japan and under a table tennis training program said the program had helped her a lot in developing her skills.

“I have been learning a lot while in Japan and it has helped me improve my skills and techniques.

It was hard at the beginning because the way we play was different from the way the Japanese people play, they are more advanced but I have learnt to cope with it.

“The techniques that I have learnt will definitely help me with my goals in the Pacific Games,” said Sally.

This will not be the first time the sisters are playing alongside each other, as they have represented the country in multiple international tournaments.

“I am happy that my sister and I will be representing Fiji this year, it is always a good feeling and I am looking forward to what the result will be like, we are both going for gold.

“I am always encouraging Grace during competitions and afterwards, sometimes she gets frustrated easily and I help keep her calm.

We look after each other and we are both excited for Samoa,” said Sally.

The Table Tennis event will be held on July 8 to 13 at the Harvest Center in Apia.

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