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Michael Malik wins gold at AIMS Games

posted Sep 24, 2014, 3:53 PM by XpandPlay Enterprises

Michael Malik from Pinehurst schools wins gold. Pinehurst wins team bronze at AIMS Games

Michael (pictured right in the photo) has won the gold medal in the Boys singles at the AIMS Games for Intermediate schools held in Tauranga last week. He came from 2 games to nil down, to win the final in 5 games over Jim Sha of Sommerville Intermediate.

In the final he was supported on the side lines by his team mates Callan Walker-Mead and Mark Price, calling out "one more point Mikey" as he clawed his way back into the match.

Earlier the 3 boys had won the bronze medal in the teams event.

In an interview with Mikey, the young lad appeared to have his future well planned out.

In table tennis he first wants to be able to beat his father, then beat  his friend Thomas' father then become a professional table tennis player.

In life he hopes to get a job, maybe working in a dairy to start with, get married around 30 and play table tennis.

His role models are Ma Long (table tennis), Thomas Abercrombie (basketball) and his sister Sara ( a teacher)