One of the greatest players into the reputation for ping pong found himself in the spotlight that is global week, not for their accomplishments in table tennis, but rather for their apparent failures at the tables in a casino.
Kong Linghui was such as the Michael Jordan of ping pong, a likeness even to the position that he allegedly got himself in gambling problems.
Kong Linghui, coach of the women that are chinese ping pong team, was summoned on Monday to return to Asia just as the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships had been getting underway in Germany. He has been suspended from the united team in the wake of the scandal over gambling debts.
Kong, a 41-year-old champion that is former one of the greatest players in the annals for the game, was called in a lawsuit filed in Hong Kong that alleged he stiffed the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino in 2015 on almost $720,000 in markers.
Alleged Debts and Gambling Regrets
On Tuesday, Kong posted on Weibo, a popular Chinese social media marketing website, to explain that the debts weren’t his. He said the casino was visited by him in Lion City, Singapore, with friends and family, and used his personal credit line so they could play while he ‘sat and observed.’
‘It is only until today after news reports have exposed the incident that I have discovered somebody had left some debt unsettled with the casino,’ he said in a statement (as translat Continuer la lecture