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Video: Richmond yo-yo prodigy crowned 6-time Canadian champion

Palmer secondary's Terrance Wang is heading to World Yo-yo Contest semi-finals this summer.

Writing AP exams, finishing grade 12 courses and becoming a six-time Canadian yo-yo champion — these were some of the items on Terrance Wang's to-do list last week.

Richmond's resident yo-yo pro successfully defended his champion title for the 1A and open divisions at the Canadian National Yoyo Championships in Calgary on Sunday, May 19.

Wang, a Palmer secondary student, made history last year as the first person to sweep the titles in more than a decade.

His tenure as a Canadian champion began at the 2018 Return Top Championship when he became the youngest yo-yo player to hold a Canadian national championship title by winning the open division at 12 years old. 

He also became the first Canadian yo-yo player in over a decade to make it into the top 10 for the 1A and 4A divisions in last year's World Yo-yo Contest.

Sunday's victory was especially hard-earned for Wang, a grade 12 student. Not only did he write two AP exams leading up to nationals, but he is also juggling finishing the rest of his courses, volunteering and playing other sports.

Wang is set to compete in the World Yo-yo Contest semifinals in Cleveland, Ohio, in the summer, before heading to UBC to study computer science in the fall.

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