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Worlds Update: USA and Canada

(By Steve Hopkins) Worlds Update: USA and Canada The knock-out stage at the Liebherr 2018 World Table Tennis Team Championships will come to a close this weekend.  Team USA’s Women have advanced to the semifinals of the 13-24 knock-out rounds of the Championship Division (the bottom half of the Championship draw where the top finisher […]

Worlds Update: Top Seeds Advance, Sweden Surprises, and Team Korea(S)

(By Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Top Seeds Advance, Sweden Surprises, and Team Korea(S) The knock out stage at the Liebherr 2018 World Table Tennis Team Championships will come to a close this weekend and the top two seeds remain unbeaten in both the Men’s and Women’s events. The women’s semifinals were played on Friday and […]

2018 World Team Championships: Knock Out Rounds Underway

(By Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) 2018 World Team Championships: Knock Out Rounds Underway The group stage is over at the Liebherr 2018 World Table Tennis Team Championships and now the knock-out rounds have begun.   In the Men’s Championships Division, Germany and China have advanced unscathed and take their positions as numbers 1 and 2, respectively.  […]

2018 World Team Championships : Team Canada Update

(By Steve Hopkins/Photo by Bowmar Sports) 2018 World Team Championships : Team Canada Update The Team Canada Men’s team for the Liebherr 2018 World Table Tennis Team Championships is Antoine Bernadet, Bryan Ho, Matthew Lehmann, Marko Medjugorac, and Terence Yeung.  This highest world ranking is Medjugorac at World No. 258.  The average age of the […]

Worlds: USA Men/Women on to Next Stage

(By Steve Hopkins / Photo by Bowmar Sports) Worlds: USA Men/Women on to Next Stage Team USA’s Men won both of their final day matches to finish the group stage of the Liebherr 2018 World Table Tennis Team Championships with a strong 4-1 record.  Team USA finished in second position in their group behind Iran […]

Group Stage Concludes for USA Women

(By Steve Hopkins) Group Stage Concludes for USA Women   Team USA had an uphill climb in the group stages of the Liebherr 2018 World Table Tennis Team Championships.  Our women’s team was the bottom seed in their group, so every other team was favored.  In the end, they defeated Egypt (the group seeded immediately […]

USA Men: Home Stretch in Group Stage

(By Steve Hopkins) USA Men: Home Stretch in Group Stage Team USA began the tournament with an upset of Spain in the group stages of the Liebherr 2018 World Table Tennis Team Championships.  They have since defeated Puerto Rico and lost to Iran.  This 2-1 record is shared by Spain, Iran, and Kazakhstan in the […]

Worlds Day Two: All Eyes on England

(By Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Worlds Day Two: All Eyes on England The Championship Division of the 2018 World Team Championships in Halmstad is made up of four groups of six teams. The top seed in each group are seeds 1-4 in the tournament: Germany, China, Japan, and France.   The order of play is set so […]

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 […]

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