PH table tennis star Nayre claims ASEAN School Games gold

MANILA, Philippines – Jann Mari Nayre continues to be in fine form as he clinched the boys singles title in the 10th ASEAN School Games table tennis tournament on Tuesday, July 24. 

Nayre defeated Singapore's Josh Chua Shao Han, 3-1, in the finals. The young Filipino table tennis star advanced to the title match after blanking Malaysia's Javen Choong 3-0. 

Nayre became the first Filipino paddler to land a spot in the Youth Olympic Games as he secured the berth in the Rarotonga qualifiers in the Cook Islands last June. He will be competing in 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games from October 6 to 18, 2018. 

Nayre also represented the Philippines in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but failed to bring home a medal. –

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as “Bee”, Beatrice is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Phillippine sports governance, national teams, football and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.