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2022 Africa Cup Comments From Omar Assar The Winner

(By: Butterfly Team) Comments were received from Omar Assar (EGY) who won the ITTF-Africa Cup title held in Lagos, Nigeria from 26th to 28th May 2022. It was the second time he has won the event since 2019. He recalled his success. How do you feel after securing the title? After my win in Lagos […]

Dusseldorf Masters X Video Highlights: Featuring Duda and Assar

(by Steve Hopkins) After the Dusseldorf Masters X event concluded last weekend, Benedikt Duda was the last man standing.  It was his second win, the only repeat winner except for Dima Ovtcharov. The highlights video below was posted by BorussiaDuesseldorf (the host of the event).  This includes some of the best points across the whole […]

BUTTERFLY FAVORITES: Omar Assar’s Jump Smash

(by Steve Hopkins) This is a Butterfly Favorite.  Egypt’s Omar Assar, World No. 38, explains his favorite shot.  Assar has given his  jump smash a name: the “Assar Boom”.     A message from Omar Assar.  Assar uses a customized Butterfly inner fiber carbon (very similar to the ALC Innerforce Blade) and Tenergy 05.  Check […]

Preview Day Two: Action intensifies, group stage to conclude

(by Simon Daish) Preview Day Two: Action intensifies, group stage to conclude Following an exciting start to the 2018 ITTF-Team World Cup the second day of action in London is anticipated to produce just as much drama with the final round of group stage matches taking place in the opening session on Friday 23rd February […]

Cédric Nuytinck and Kanak Jha so close but favourites prevail in opening exchanges

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Cédric and Kanak so close but can’t prevail in opening exchanges Success was the outcome for the leading names called to action in the opening matches in the first stage of proceedings in the Liebherr 2017 Men’s World Cup in Liège, Belgium on the afternoon of Friday 20th October. […]

Raising Africa’s profile, Quadri Aruna and Omar Assar

(by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa, Press Officer) Raising Africa’s profile, Quadri Aruna and Omar Assar Delighted that Africa is fielding two players in this year’s Liebherr 2017 ITTF Men’s World Cup; Omar Assar, the 2015 African Games champion, believes this development confirms that the continent is making giant strides. Play commences in the Country Hall […]

Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour, Czech Open Opening day in Olomouc

Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour,Czech Open Opening day in Olomouc (by Wade Townsend) Checkout what to expect as the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Czech Open commences today, Tuesday 22nd August, in Olomouc. “Kids” commence and conclude play The first day at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Czech Open will kickoff and conclude with the Under […]

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