August 26, 2014 > Local teen makes US history
Local teen makes US history
Six years of rigorous training with India Community Center (ICC) in Milpitas led to victory for Lily Zhang, who recently won a bronze medal Wednesday, August 20, 2014, in the Youth Olympic Games held at Nanjing, China. Joined by fellow competitor and ICC trainee Krishnateja Avvari, the 18-year-old talent beat Miyu Kato of Japan and made history as she won the first ever table tennis medal for USA at the Olympic level.
I saw some talent in her that this girl can make it, said Rajul Sheth, Director of Sports and Recreation, as soon as Zhang knocked on their doors. The coaches at ICC recognized this and have been training her, along with a significant roster of table tennis talents, to compete in Olympic Games. Now, coaches are preparing their players for the 2016 Olympic Games to be held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.