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And the Tide Turned: A Reversal of Fortune for Team USA Women

(by Johnathan Humbles) And the Tide Turned: A Reversal of Fortune for Team USA Women Did it just happen? Could it be possible? After a two-loss opening day at the Liebherr 2018 World Teams Table Tennis Championship, Team USA have completely turned the tide on Day 2.  Team USA picked up their first victory of […]

MDTTC Newsletter for May 1, 2018

(By MDTTC) MDTTC Newsletter for May 1, 2018 Welcome to the 72nd issue of the MDTTC News! As usual, there’s lots of news to report and new and ongoing programs, and we hope to see you at some of them. As usual a special thanks to MDTTC sponsors Butterfly and HW Global Foundation. Make sure […]

Worlds Day 2: US Men Continue to Roll

(By Steve Hopkins) Worlds Day 2: US Men Continue to Roll Play continues today for Team USA’s men.  Yijun Feng, Kanak Jha, Nikhil Kumar, and Nicholas Tio enter the tournament as the 38th overall seed , and fourth seed in Group H of the Men’s Second Division. Yesterday they started off the tournament on a roll […]

Tip of the week: Weaknesses Can Be Strengths

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Weaknesses Can Be Strengths If you have a weakness, you try to avoid using it, correct? That’s the normal thinking. However, sometimes a “weakness” can be a strength, plus (perhaps more importantly), if you use a weakness over and over, it might become a strength, or at least […]

Team USA Opens Worlds with a Comeback Victory

(by Johnathan Humbles) Team USA Opens Worlds with a Comeback Victory Play began today for Team USA’s men.  The team of Yijun Feng, Kanak Jha, Nikhil Kumar, and Nicholas Tio enter the tournament as the 38th overall seed.  Team USA is the fourth seed of a six team Group H in the Men’s Second Division. […]

Beginning of the Stage: USA Women Outmatched by Austria

(By Johnathan Humbles) Beginning of the Stage: USA Women Outmatched by Austria Play began today for Team USA’s women.  The team of Amy Wang, Xinyue Wang, Yue Wu, and Lily Zhang enter the tournament as the 23rd overall seed.  Team USA is the bottom seed in Group B of the Championship Division. In the group […]

Worlds Day One: Men’s Championship Division Review

(By Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Worlds Day One: Men’s Championship Division Review We are underway at the 2018 World Team Championships in Halmstad, Sweden.  There are three divisions in the Men’s event with the top seeds in the Championship Division being No.1 Germany, No.2 China, and No.3 Japan.  The German Team includes World No. 2 […]

Getting ready for the kick-off

Getting ready for the kick-off (by Johnathan Humbles, Bowmar Sports) With the final touches being added on Saturday, we are hours away from the opening of the Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships, in Halmstad, Sweden. The lights have been hung, the cables have been run, and the participants are here chomping at the […]

Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships photo gallery

Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships photo gallery April 29 – May 6 Halmstad, Sweden Halmstad Arena ARTICLES: Getting ready for the kick-off Team USA Opens Worlds with a Comeback Victory Beginning of the Stage: USA Women Outmatched by Austria Worlds Day One: Men’s Championship Division Review Worlds Day 2: US Men Continue to […]

Puerto Rico stands alone, Adriana Diaz stands tall

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) Puerto Rico stands alone, Adriana Diaz stands tall Japan, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong; they are the main challengers to China in the Women’s Team event at the forthcoming Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships which commence in the west coast Swedish resort of Halmstad on Sunday 29th April. However, […]

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