Amy Wang and Rachel Sung Make U.S. Olympic Table Tennis Team for Paris 2024

On Sunday, the remarkable achievements of Amy Wang and Rachel Sung were celebrated as they earned their spots on the U.S. Olympic Table Tennis Team for the 2024 Paris Games. The inseparable duo, who are college roommates and doubles partners, will be making their Olympic debuts in the French capital.

The trials, held in West Monroe, Louisiana, saw Wang dominate the competition, emerging victorious without dropping a single match over the two-day event. In the crucial semi-final match, Wang showcased her class, soundly defeating Tiffany Ke in a convincing 4-0 victory to secure her Olympic berth.

Sung faced a tougher challenge on the other side of the draw, but her grit and determination shone through as she battled past Sally Moyland in a thrilling semi-final match. Trailing 3-2 and 10-7 in the sixth game, Sung dug deep, serving heavy backspin that Moyland was unable to return, clinching her spot on the Olympic team.

The dynamic duo of Wang and Sung have been honing their skills since childhood, with Wang starting at age four and Sung at age five. Now college sophomores, the two have grown up together and have formed an unbreakable bond.

“We had always hoped we would qualify together, but didn’t dare believe it could be real,” the pair said in a joint statement.

Completing the formidable U.S. Olympic Table Tennis Team is Lily Zhang, a three-time Olympian (2012, 2016, 2020). The trio, along with Sally Moyland, have achieved impressive results in the past year, securing the Paris 2024 team qualification quota spot at the Pan Am Championships in Havana, Cuba, and winning three medals at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023, including gold in the women’s team and women’s doubles events.

With this momentum behind them, Zhang, Wang, and Sung will be aiming to make history at the Paris 2024 Olympics by earning Team USA’s first-ever Olympic medal in table tennis.

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