Australian TT stalwart & Olympic record breaker (playing 5th Olympic Games for Aust), Jian Fang Lay showed age is no barrier by winning her first two matches. At 43yr old, Jian is still playing great Table Tennis and can match it with many professionals on the international scene. In the 2nd Round Jian (WR 128 but was as high at 47 in 1996), defeated Sofia Polcanova (Austria) - WR55 - in a titantic 6 set match.
To read article about Jian's great wins click, Olympic Games - Jian Fang Lay
To read another article about Jian's performance click, Olympic Games - Jian Fang Lay's 2nd Round victory
Other Australian Singles players are Chris Yan and Melissa Tapper. Both had good matches but were not able to win their match.
To read article about Melissa click, Olympic Games - Melissa Tapper