USA Table Tennis Announce Team Captains

By USATT Director of Communications - Chad Knasinski | May 12, 2020, 10:40 p.m. (ET)

 

Colorado Springs – USA Table Tennis is pleased to announce the selection of Men’s and Women’s Captains for the 2020 US National Team.  Olympians Yue Wu (Women’s Team) and Yijun Feng (Men’s Team) will serve as liaisons for their respective team and provide additional communication channels for the athletes, coaches and staff.

 

USA Table Tennis CEO, Virginia Sung stated, ”We felt this was a great opportunity for Yue and Yijun to help the team as we prepare for the World Championships and Olympic Games during the lockdown.  Both players have the respect of their teammates and stepped up to the plate to lend assistance when asked by the USATT High-Performance Team.”

 

USATT National Team Manager, Doru Gheorghe voiced, “We are pleased to create these new positions to provide leadership opportunities for two experienced team members.  Yue and Yijun have shown reliability and responsibility and I am sure they will do a superb job.”

 

USATT High-Performance Committee Chair, Bruce Liu expressed, “Yue and Yijun continue to show true professionalism on and off the court by accepting these new roles for the team.  I believe our team will be stronger thanks to their support.”

 

USATT High-Performance Director, Sean O’Neill added, “It makes me feel terrific knowing that Yue and Yijun will add an extra layer of support for our national teams.  They were both in Chicago to help Team USA qualify full teams for the Tokyo Olympics and then represented us at the historic finish at the 2019 World Team Cup.”