Henley student to compete at Commonwealth Games
4 April 2018
A first-year Henley Business School student is due to represent Mauritius in table tennis at the Commonwealth Games 2018.
Elodie Ho Wan Kau has flown out to the Gold Coast where teams from 70 different nations and territories will compete in the international sporting event.
The 19-year-old, who studies Management with Information Technology, began playing table tennis with her grandfather at the age of nine.
While playing in an inter-college tournament at 13 she was spotted by national coaches in the sport and was successful in trials to represent her country.
She found out she would be taking part in the Games in February, and has since been training for around 10 hours each week at the Kingfisher Table Tennis Club in Woodley.
Elodie said: “I’m quite nervous because it’s my first Commonwealth Games, but I’m eager as well. I’ve never been to Australia so it will be nice to visit.”
She added her grandfather is ‘very proud’ of her achievement.
Elodie also plays for the university women’s team, which last month won the final of the South Eastern Conference Cup against Brunel University 2nd women’s team, and next season we will be promoted to the South Eastern 1A League, which is the highest league in the South East.
The Commonwealth Games takes place from 4-15 April.