Chim-Hing (Stephanie) Chan earned her ticket in August 2015 when she won the gold medal in women’s class 7 singles at the Parapan American Games in Toronto.
Chan’s win in Toronto wasn’t her only historic victory in 2015. Chan joined forces with Turkey’s Kubra Ocsoy to take gold in the team event at the 2015 Bayreuth Open in Germany and become the first Canadian to win an event on the top European circuit. She added a bronze in singles.
Having had a personal interest in the sport since she was a child, Chan decided to take up table tennis to keep active. The feeling of defeating challenging opponents is what feeds Chan’s desire to compete and reach higher levels. She credits her success to her hard work and positive attitude.
2007, 2011, 2015 Parapan Am Games…Four-time Parapan American Games medallist…
When Chan is not playing table tennis, she enjoys swimming, cooking and spending time with her family… She is married with one son… Chan acquired her disability at age four, but only began playing table tennis at the age of 44.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 Parapan American Games 1st singles
2015 Bayreuth Open 1st team
2015 Bayreuth Open 3rd singles
2011 Parapan Am Games 2nd singles
2007 Parapan Am Games 2nd singles
2007 Parapam Am Games 3rd open