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  1. ITTF steps up support for China amidst Coronavirus

    Upon receiving a call for support from the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), the ITTF acted swiftly in sourcing medical face masks to help the people of Wuhan combat the Coronavirus. As of today, 600,000 masks have been sourced and purchased overseas by the CTTA and will be donated to Wuhan and surrounding cities where […]

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  2. Key moments from Budapest: qualification day one

    by Simon Daish French stars defy the odds Two of the day’s outstanding displays came courtesy of players hailing from French shores as Bastian Rembert and Mehdi Bouloussa put on a good show in the race for men’s singles qualification. Rembert opened his account with a 4-2 win over local player Oliver Both (11-7, 8-11, […]

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  3. At 11 years old, can Harimoto clan strike again in Sweden?

    by Ian Marshall, Editor The name in question five years ago was Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto, the name in question this year is his younger sister Miwa who has already stunned. At the recent Czech Junior and Cadet Open, she remained unbeaten throughout, notably winning both the junior girls’ singles and cadet girls’ singles titles. She […]

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  4. In search of records, Segun Toriola and Olufunke Oshonaike

    by Olalekan Okusan ITTF-Africa Press Officer Four places are available in each of the men’s singles and women’s singles events; one for the mixed doubles. A maximum of two players from a National Olympic Committee may compete in each of the men’s singles and women’s singles events; one pair in the mixed doubles. Eyes focus […]

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  5. 2020 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open Qualifying: Day One

    Heartbreak for local duo Mixed Doubles: Preliminary Round 1 Agony for Hungarian table tennis fans in the final session of the day as Nandor Ecseki and Dora Madarasz suffer an early exit to Belgium’s Florent Lambiet and Nathalie Marchetti in preliminary round one of the mixed doubles event (14-12, 5-11, 8-11, 13-11, 11-5). The action […]

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  6. Former champions but repeat success daunting task

    by Ian Marshall, Editor Furthermore, the players they overcame in the finals are also listed; the most popular name amongst the group being Chuang Chih-Yuan. In 2010, he was beaten in the final by Jun Mizutani, later he was to win in 2016 when he accounted for colleague Chen Chien-An in the title decider; two […]

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  7. Kasumi Ishikawa joins Olympians for Beauty #NOCOMPETITION Campaign

    By Olalekan Okusan Regarded as one of the most decorated Japanese female table tennis players in recent times, 26-year-old Kasumi Ishikawa has joined forces with top Olympians to lead a campaign against beauty standards with #NOCOMPETITION. According to straitstimes.com, the campaign led by cult-favourite beauty brand SK-II is aimed at challenging women worldwide to shatter […]

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  8. Breathtaking, Miwa Harimoto unbeaten throughout

    by Ian Marshall, Editor An appetite undiminished, in the later stages of the cadet girls’ singles event, she accounted for Anna Hursey of Wales (5-11, 11-2, 11-5, 11-9) and Chinese Taipei’s Liao Ting-Yao (11-1, 11-9, 14-12) to book her place in the final where the good form continued. She overcame Charlotte Lutz of France (11-8, […]

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  9. A first, second and a record, conclusion in Lisbon

    by Ian Marshall, Editor Hard fought contests were the order of the day as play came to a conclusion in the men’s singles event; full distance matches enthralling the avid spectators. Qiu Dang, the no.20 seed, after accounting for Denmark’s Anders Lind, the no.24 seed (8-11, 11-5, 4-11, 13-15, 11-2, 11-6, 12-10), overcame Ukraine qualifier, […]

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  10. Rich vein of form continues, one step higher for Qiu Dang

    by Ian Marshall, Editor Occupying the no.20 seeded spot in the draw, having at the semi-final stage accounted for Denmark’s Anders Lind, the no.24 seed, by the very narrowest of margins (8-11, 11-5, 4-11, 13-15, 11-2, 11-6, 12-10); at the final hurdle he prevailed in a contest equally as intense. He beat Ukraine’s Yevhen Pryshchepa […]

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