A former basketball player who has won the Australian Open is going to a tournament in Thailand to play in his dad’s final match.
Aikyo Daegeuk has been competing in Pingpong Bet Pong since 2010.
A few years ago, he went to Thailand and played in the Thai Premier League.
He was a very good player and in my eyes he’s one of the best players of his generation, but the death of his father has put me in a very difficult situation.
A lot of people in Thailand have lost their fathers, but I feel like it was my dad who did the hardest things to bring me up and make me who I am today.
“When I saw that it was going to be his last match, I was shocked,” he said.
“I thought, ‘OK, that’s the last game of my life.
I’m not going to make it in this league, I’m going to get into Thailand, and I’m staying in Thailand until I die.'”
AikyuDaegeuuk was an All Australian at the age of 17.
He won his first Australian Open in 2014, when he beat Peter Staunton in the final.
He made his professional debut in 2015 and was an early-round pick at the US Open.
He’s been playing pingpongs since he was 12.
“The thing about Pingpongs is that it’s all about the pingpens,” he explained.
“It’s not just about getting to the ball.
It’s all the things that go on inside of the pingpee.
The game itself is so much fun and I just love playing it.”
Pingpong is one of those sports that you just go, ‘wow, I can do this.
I can play with my dad.’
“It was just one of my dads dreams to get to play pingpunks in the world.
It was just a dream come true.”
In the final of the Thai Open last week, he lost to David Durning in the quarterfinals.
“He had a lot of success in his career, so I just took it and took it, and that’s what I’ve always done,” he added.
“So I’m just happy to get that opportunity.”