Xing Yanhua, also known as Ariel Hsing, is a 16-year old table tennis player of the American National Table Tennis Team. At a young age, she has already made her mark in the sport and at the end of this month, Ariel Hsing will be in the London Olympics.
Ariel Hsing started to learn Table Tennis during her childhood in San Jose California.
When she was nine years old, her family received a call from someone asking them if Ariel wanted to play Table Tennis with Warren Buffet in his 75th birthday. Her father agreed to the arrangement and who would have known that such will be the start of a wonderful affiliation between Mr. Buffet and the Chinese immigrants.
"One of the friends of Uncle Warren thought that it would be nice to give Uncle Warren a Table Tennis lesson from a coach. It would probably be a nice birthday present. However, such friend thought if the coach would be a little girl, then that would be more interesting. That's how they found me." Ariel Hsing revealed.
During the event, the young Ariel Hsing caught everyone's attention. She did not just rubbed elbows with the rich and famous but defeated the unbeatable in the world of business, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. This made her an instant celebrity.
"It was only on our way home that I realized who they were. My dad told me how incredible they are and that they are just really humble and down to earth." Ariel Hsing added.
Since then, Mr. Buffet has invited Ariel Hsing to three of his famous shareholder's meetings. Two of the biggest names in the world, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are addressed by Ariel as Uncle Warren and Uncle Bill.
Ariel Hsing is currently a high school student and at the age of 15, she has won the U.S. championships making her the youngest in history. In the recent 2012 USA Junior Open, Ariel Hsing was hailed as the champion. And continuing this very same year (and month!), Ariel Hsing is about to reach new heights in her career as she is set to represent the strongest team in the history of the Olympics, America.
"I know Uncle Warren really wants to be at the Olympics. I don't know if he'll be able to make it though. Actually when I first met him when I was 9 years old, he hoped to see me in the London Olympics. I think Uncle Bill is going." Ariel Hsing said.
Warren Buffet & Bill Gates play Table Tennis
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