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World Cup Invitations: Kanak Jha to Join World’s Best in Chengdu

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Men’s World Cup is one of the annual highlights of the ITTF calendar.  This year, the event will be held in Chengdu, China beginning on November 29th.  There are 20 players who are invited each year based upon qualifying events and the August World Rankings.  The current World Champions is […]

World Cup Day 1: Kanak Logs Early Upset

World Cup Day 1: Kanak Logs Early Upset (By Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The Liebherr 2018 Men’s World Cup is underway in Paris, France.  This three day event begins Friday with group rounds and will advance to elimination rounds on Saturday and Sunday.  Twenty of the best players in the world are present, with each […]

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 […]

United States suffers defeat but Kanak Jha causes biggest upset to date

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) United States suffers defeat but Kanak Jha causes biggest upset Defeat for the United States, the no.11 seeds, in their opening contest in the Men’s event at the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup in London on the early afternoon of Thursday 22nd February but it was from within their […]

A special tournament, Kanak Jha grateful for opportunities afforded

(by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa Press Officer) A special tournament, Kanak Jha grateful for opportunities afforded Only 17 years old but Kanak Jha of the United States is a seasoned player; he has competed in four World Championships, two Men’s World Cup tournaments; now he is making his debut in the ITTF Team World Cup. […]

Doubles first, proposed Olympic system tested in London

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) Doubles first, proposed Olympic system tested in London Always five matches should the fixture extend the full distance but matters concluded when one outfit has three wins to their credit. It has always been the same at ITTF Team World Cup, it is the same in the forthcoming edition […]

Umpires announced for World Team Cup

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Umpires announced for World Team Cup Staged from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th February in London’s Copper Box Arena located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; a total prize fund of US$ 270,000, the list of umpires is announced for the forthcoming 2108 World Team Cup. Three men and […]

Zhu Yuling wins in Markham ends remarkable record of Liu Shiwen in dramatic final

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Zhu Yuling wins in Markham ends remarkable record of Liu Shiwen The top seed, China’s Zhu Yuling, after saving one match point in the vital seventh game in the final against compatriot and no.2 seed, Liu Shiwen emerged the winner at the Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup […]

Preview Day One: 12 stars aim for group stage qualification

(by Simon Daish) Preview Day One: 12 stars aim for group stage qualification Some of the world’s finest table tennis competitors are set to do battle in Markham, Canada with the Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals commencing on Friday 27th October. The draw for the group stage was successfully […]

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