Chinese-origin National Sportswoman To Represent Turkey At Olympic Games

ANKARA - A national sportswoman of Chinese origin will represent Turkey for the first time in "table tennis" category in the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games.

Melek Hu, a player from the Turkish Fenerbahce Sports Club, told A.A on Monday that she was quite excited as she would represent Turkey at the Olympic Games to be held in her native country, China.

Hu said she had been dealing with sports in Turkey for 1.5 years and she became a member of the national team 10 months ago after she acquired Turkish nationality.

"I am a Turkish citizen now and I will be competing for Turkey. As the Olympic Games will be held in my own country, this will be an advantage for me as well," Hu said.

Hu also said she would do her best to represent Turkey successfully in Beijing.

Melek Hu was born in China in 1989. She is the first sportswoman to represent Turkey in the table tennis category at the Olympic Games.

(DO-MS)

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