Table netters to know opponents next week

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Gary Nuopula

MEMBERS of the Solomon Islands national table tennis team for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will know their round one opponents during next week’s preliminary draws.

The two-member table tennis team in the form of Gary Nuopula and Lalma Sifi will have their names drawn into the preliminary lineup for the singles competition of the table tennis competition.

The draws will be held next Thursday in Gold Coast, according to organisers.

The Table Tennis competition at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will consist of singles, doubles, mixed doubles and team events.

Nuopula and Sifi will compete in the singles, mixed doubles and the team events.

With an April 5 kick off set for the table tennis code, a win for Nuopula and Sifi will enable them to proceed into the main singles draw.

Speaking to SunSPORTS from Gold Coast, Nuopula said the training venues have just opened for athletes and they started off so well in their first session yesterday.

“Well, training venue just opened for athletes yesterday. We train morning and evenings.

“Training venue is world class and all we are doing now is familiarising ourselves with the tables and the equipment to be used during the competition.

“But overall, I’m so looking forward to the competition,” Nuopula added.

The Commonwealth games will run from April 4 to 15.

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