Geek of the Week: Research scientist Shang Shang is an Amazon ping-pong champion

Amazon research scientist Shang Shang competes in the Asians@Amazon Ping Pong Tournament. (Via Amazon) Shang Shang is a model. She’s also a baker. And she’s an Ivy League PhD. But as sporting geeks, we can’t help but be impressed by her ping pong skills. The Amazon research scientist, our new Geek of the Week, is the women’s singles champion from the sixth annual Asians@Amazon Ping Pong Tournament. The event, held earlier this summer, attracted more than 650 Amazonians in five categories: men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, doubles and teams. According to Amazon, the tournament spanned six weeks and hundreds of employees watched in person or live streamed the finals, which were held at Amazon headquarters. (Check out lots more photos here.) Shang Shang and other players hold up their trophies.…


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