Defeat for Chelsea Edghill in Round One of Tokyo Olympic Games
Guyanese table tennis player Chelsea Edghill suffered a straight sets defeat at the hands of Yubin Shin of South Korea in Round One of the Women’s Singles at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday morning.
Playing at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gym, 17-year-old Shin won 11-7, 11-8, 11-1, 12-10.
On the opening day of competition, Edghill, a former Caribbean Under-21 champion, had defeated Sally Yee of Fiji 4-1 in the preliminary round. The 24-year-old won that contest 11-5, 4-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-8.
Edghill was the first Guyanese table tennis player to ever compete in an Olympics. She and swimmer Andrew Fowler were Guyana’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony on Friday.