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Table Tennis Star Returns to Bay Area to Prepare for Tokyo Olympic Games

(By Ian Cull/NBC Bay Area)

The youngest American athlete from the 2016 games in Rio is now fighting his way back to the top in table tennis for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He also happens to be from the Bay Area.

Kanak Jha has spent the past 10 years perfecting his game at table tennis. Working every angle of the sport training to be an Olympian and he’s only 20 years old.

“I started playing table tennis when I was 5 years old,” he said. “I have an older sister. She was playing and I used to go to the local center and watch her.”

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