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  1. Final Day: 2019 ITTF World Tour Czech Open

    The main stages conclude today! Catch all the live scores and upsets, here: Daily Schedule

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  2. Olomouc to Tokyo: Advantage Ovtcharov!

    by Kabir Nagpal & Blythe Lawrence   They say a street fight has no rules, generally because the prize is above all that. Given what’s at stake for German athletes Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Patrick Franziska – a coveted spot in men’s singles play at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – this personal battle between the […]

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  3. Double-dip victory for Cho Daeseong!

    Men’s singles …It’s into the semis for teenager Lin Yun-Ju, who will face off with Timo Boll, 20 years his senior, for a place in the final. Lin scored an easy four game quarter-final victory over Japan’s Yuki Hirano (11-1, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7) but is likely to have more competition from the Boll, who had […]

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  4. First title decided, honours for Chile

    by Ian Marshall, Editor In a group organised event she accounted for Brazil’s Raiza da Silva (11-9, 11-7, 11-6), before overcoming Argentina’s Nayda Kuell (11-4, 11-13, 11-6, 3-11, 11-3) and Colombia’s Nelly Sanchez (11-7, 11-3, 12-10) to secure the top prize. Success meant that Tamara Leonelli exceeded her efforts of four years earlier when the […]

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  5. Day Three: 2019 ITTF World Tour Czech Open

    Gu and Mu: from preliminary draw to Olomouc champions! Women’s Doubles: Finals There was an inkling that Gu Yuting and Mu Zi could go all the way when they casually knocked out top seeds Miyuu Kihara and Miyu Nagasaki early on, and indeed this promising Chinese pair pulled it off in the final, defeating another […]

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  6. Ping Pong Diplomacy continues in California

    By Matt Hetherington, USATT Taking a trip down memory lane, three members of the original 1971 Ping Pong Diplomacy team found themselves on a bus with the 54-member Chinese National delegation and the US team players. For Judy Hoarfroast (nee. Borchanski), Connie Sweeris and George Braithwaite, it was reminiscent of the early 70s and the […]

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  7. Omar Assar and Dina Meshref steer Egypt to gold and to Tokyo

    by Ian Marshall, Editor (Interviews by Olalekan Okusan ITTF-Africa Press Officer) At the final hurdle in both disciplines, a full distance five match verdict was the outcome against Nigeria. In the men’s team final, after Khalid Assar and Ahmed Ali Saleh had beaten Quadri Aruna and Segun Toriola (11-9, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9), Omar Assar overcame […]

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  8. Legends duel, stars shine, first finalists determined

    Men’s singles …Good friends and lions of the game, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Vladimir Samsonov met in the round of 16 but it was Ovtcharov who cut Samsonov down 4-1 (11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-7) to advance to the quarter-finals. The secret to his success might have been his ability to look across the table and […]

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  9. Patrick Franziska now an established member of world elite

    by Simon Daish Seeded 10th in Olomouc but Patrick Franziska actually found himself in a tricky section of the men’s singles draw which saw him open his account in opposition to Sweden’s Anton Källberg, who won gold a few months back at the 2019 ITTF Challenge Croatia Open: in a topsy-turvy affair which went right […]

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  10. Golden days in Toronto, aiming for repeat in Lima

    by Ian Marshall, Editor Notably, Brazil is very much to the fore. Toronto gold medallists, Aloisio Lima, Iranildo Espindola, David Andrade de Freitas and Paulo Salmin alongside Carlos Carbinatti are once again on duty, as is Luiz Guanieri Manara. Likewise the names of their female colleagues, Catia da Silva Oliveira, Joyce de Oliveira and Danielle […]

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