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  Table Tennis

Former Jamaican star dies

 
Dave Foster, one of Jamaica's greatest table tennis players, died in Florida on Wednesday.

The 61-year-old Foster, the brother of Maurice Foster and Joy Foster, represented Jamaica for a number of years starting in 1959 as a 14-year-old and when he retired from the game he had won the Caribbean men's singles title on three occasions - in 1962, 1963 and 1965, the mixed doubles title four times in 1961, 1962, 1964 and 1965, and the men's doubles once, in 1962.

In 1962, he won the triple by winning the men's singles, the mixed doubles with his sister Joy, and the men's doubles with Leo Davis.

A wonderful attacking player, Dave Foster is rated by many as the third greatest player, behind Orville Haslam and Fuarnado Roberts, that Jamaica has produced.

- Tony Becca

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