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  1. Xu Yingbin reaches new status, He Zhuojia confirms status

    by Ian Marshall, Editor Success for the 18 year old came immediately colleague, He Zhuojia had clinched the women’s singles title and thus added to her ITTF World Tour success in 2014 in the Argentine capital city of Buenos Aires. From Qualification to Crown Required to qualify, at the final hurdle, Xu Yingbin beat Poland’s […]

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  2. New horizons, Marwan Abdelwahab and Tsai Yu-Chin succeed in Sharm El-Sheikh

    by Ian Marshall, Editor At the final hurdle Marwan Abdelwahab beat Mohamed Azzam (9-11, 11-7, 12-10, 9-11, 11-2, 11-8); Tsai Yu-Chin accounted for Russia’s Ekaterina Zironva (11-3, 11-9, 11-3, 11-8), the defending champion. Earlier at the semi-final stage, in all Egyptian semi-finals Marwan Abdelwahab had beaten Marwan Gamal (11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-6), Mohamed Azzam […]

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  3. Five-star Liu Shiwen wins record fifth ITTF Women’s World Cup!

    by James Francis 2009. 2012. 2013. 2015. 2019. Liu Shiwen (CHN) set an all-time record of five Women’s World Cup titles after winning a pulsating final against fellow Chinese superstar Zhu Yuling on Sunday 20th October at the Uncle Pop 2019 ITTF Women’s World Cup in Chengdu, China. The victory, secured over six gripping games […]

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  4. Chengdu Review: Liu Shiwen makes Women’s World Cup history

    by Ian Marshall, Editor The no.2 seed, on the concluding day play, after ending the brave run of Lily Zhang from the United States, the no.18 seed (11-6, 11-1, 11-5, 11-5), she beat colleague Zhu Yuling, the top seed (11-6, 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 15-13) to arrest the title. In the opposite half of the draw, […]

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  5. Final Day: Liu Shiwen lifts Uncle Pop 2019 ITTF Women’s World Cup

    A timeless champion Runner-up has her say A third consecutive Women’s World Cup final for Zhu Yuling who, despite her defeat at the final hurdle, is pleased with how she performed in Chengdu: “I have not been in good condition recently. But I think I performed well in the tournament. I tried my best to […]

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  6. Emulating colleague, Park Chan-Hyeok emerges shock semi-finalist

    by Ian Marshall, Editor In the third round of the men’s singles event, he beat Argentina’s Horacio Cifuentes, the no.8 seed (11-7, 12-10, 11-6, 13-11), prior to causing the biggest upset of the tournament to date; demonstrating a likeness for defensive play, he ended the hopes of Panagiotis Gionis of Greece, the top seed (12-10, […]

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  7. Egypt set for impressive medal haul

    by Ian Marshall, Editor At the quarter-final stage of the junior boys’ singles competition, in the top half of the draw colleagues met. Marwan Abdelwahab beat Gawad Elherazy (13-11, 11-3, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8), Marwan Gamal ousted Abdelraham Dendan (4-11, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 15-13). Life in the lower half was somewhat different. Mohamed Azzam […]

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  8. The American dream lives on in Chengdu

    by James Francis The 23-year-old, born and raised in California, has captured the hearts and imagination of American, North American and international table tennis by achieving the extraordinary feat on Saturday 19th October at the Uncle Pop 2019 ITTF Women’s World Cup in Chengdu, China. Wang Chen, who went on to represent USA at the Beijing […]

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  9. Chengdu Review: Lily Zhang stuns, reaches semi-final

    by Ian Marshall, Editor Beaten in her very first match of the tournament by Romania’s Bernadette Szocs (11-9, 8-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-3); second place in the initial phase group and thus progress to the main draw gained courtesy of success in opposition to Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz (12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 13-11), on the second […]

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  10. Lily Zhang causes a ‘Hurricane’!

    by Kabir Nagpal and James Francis In the world of table tennis, a ‘Hurricane’ can only mean one thing: it is the nickname owned by Japanese star Miu Hirano, renowned for her rapid, attacking play that has seen her achieve so much in the game already for a teenager. Aged only 16, she lifted the 2016 […]

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