Courage Nanevie and his student, Olin
Courage Nanevie and his student, Olin

Olin clinches Westchester monthly championship

US-based Ghanaian table tennis coach, Courage Nanevie, has produced yet another champion in the Westchester monthly tournament played last Saturday.

Olin Rupchin, cruised to victory following a remarkable performance in the tournament that saw him defeat all his competitors to win the under 2000 event.

He emerged out of 32 players who had formed a group of four players each to play in a round robin where he beat all players to top his group and to advance to the 1/16th stage of the competition.

His game with Fan Huanfeng was very thrilling and competitive but Olin triumphed to proceed to the quarter final of the tournament where he had to face Timothy Cudjoe.

Once again, he proved to be a tough nut to crack in the quarter final as he dispatched Cudjoe with ease to set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Zeng Qirui.

The 14-yaer-old maintained his composure against experienced Zing Jiameng in the final as he demonstrated a lot of skills and strength to defeat Jiameng 3-2 to be crowned champion of the month.

His coach, Nanevie, described the 14-year-old resident of New York as hard-working player who was always determined to achieve whatever goal he set for himself.

He was pleasantly surprised by the remarkable improvement of the player since he started training with him about two years ago and believes Olin has been able to pick up very fast because of his dedication, respect and ability to listen and work hard towards his weaknesses.

Nanevie said he foresee the player taking the world by storm in the coming years because as a coach he can the potentials in him and the capacity to move up in the sport.

“I personally see him becoming a world-class player soon because he has the ability a coach will need from his student to always move to the next level”, he stated.

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