by Ian Marshall
In 2004, Mr. Ho became President of the Fiji Table Tennis Association and a member of the Oceania Table Tennis Management Committee; shortly afterwards in 2005 he was elected a member of the ITTF board of directors.
Later, following the election of James Morris as ITTF Executive Vice President in 2017, Mr. Ho was named Vice President of ITTF Oceania. He was then elected President for a further four-year term at the ITTF Oceania Annual General Meeting in August 2020.
Notably, he enjoyed a successful playing career, winning ten national men’s singles titles.
Internationally, he took part in the Pacific Games, Oceania Championships and the 1991 World Championships.
Even in his teens, Mr. Anthony Ho devoted himself to table tennis; recently his efforts have been recognized.
Almost a year ago, in October 2020, he was one of 30 recipients of the independence medal at the celebrations for Fiji’s 50th anniversary of independence. The award was given to individuals who have had an impact on socio-economic progress and inclusion in the community since Fiji’s independence in 1970. He received the award from Fijian President Jioji Konrote.
As an icon in table tennis, Mr. Ho was instrumental in the development of the sport for decades.
We will miss him very much, and our condolences go to his family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace.