University of Nottingham Sport table tennis scholar Tin-Tin Ho has been nominated for the TASS Athlete of the Year award to accompany her selection for Team England at this summers Commonwealth Games. The Athlete of the Year is awarded to a TASS athlete in recognition of their outstanding achievement this year in their sport and/or study. These recognitions for Tin-Tin mark a fantastic 12 months in which she also became the first GB female table tennis athlete since 1996 to qualify in her own right for the Olympic Games.
TASS is the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme which is a Sport England funded partnership between talented athletes, delivery sites and national governing bodies of sport that helps athletes – aged 16-plus – to balance sport within the rest of their lives, be they in education, training or another form of personal development. Tin-Tin Ho has balanced her Medicine degree with her sport at the university, helping the #GreenandGold to the national championship at BUCS Big Wednesday.
Looking ahead, Tin-Tin will not only be hoping to claim the award when the winners are announced on the 4 August - she will also be in the middle of her home Commonwealth Games campaign. Fellow Team England athlete and University of Nottingham alumna Maria Tsaptsinos won the TASS Star of the Year Award in 2018, and we wish Tin-Tin the very best of luck in following in her footsteps to win the TASS Athlete of the Year award for 2022.
Speaking to Table Tennis England about the award whilst preparing for the games, Tin-Tin said "I’m very happy because I’ve never been shortlisted or won an award with TASS, so it’s very encouraging. It’s nice to be recognised among other amazing athletes, so I’m happy and honoured, especially after a hard year of university and table tennis."
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Posted on Wednesday 13th July 2022