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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, […]

Silver medallist one year ago, Adriana Diaz in search of gold

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) Silver medallist one year ago, Adriana Diaz in search of gold Runner up one year ago when beaten by Japan’s Maki Shiomi at the final hurdle, Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz is the top seed in the Junior Girls’ Singles event at the forthcoming Swedish Junior and Cadet Open. Part […]

Buenos Aires bound but testing times on opening day in Luxembourg

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Buenos Aires bound but testing times on opening day in Luxembourg Places already booked in the forthcoming Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games to be held later in the year; however, for four young ladies who are destined to compete in the South American city, a more pressing qualification […]

Kanak Jha and Maki Shiomi head Luxembourg list but history maker is Feng Yi-Hsin

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Kanak Jha, Maki Shiomi head Luxembourg list but history maker is Feng Yi-Hsin Winner of no less than four titles on the 2017 ITTF World Junior Circuit, having been successful in the Czech Republic, Sweden, India and Spain, Japan’s Maki Shiomi heads the girls’ seeding for the forthcoming ITTF […]

Sharon Alguetti responds, wins in Belgrade

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Sharon Alguetti responds, wins in Belgrade Bronze medallist earlier in the year in Argentina, Sharon Alguetti of the United States emerged as the somewhat surprise winner of the Junior Boys’ Singles title at the 2017 Serbia Junior and Cadet Open in Belgrade on Thursday 5th October. The no.4 seed, […]

Kanak Jha once again, wins in Varazdin

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Kanak Jha once again, wins in Varazdin Winner earlier in the year in Argentina, Kanak Jha of the United States added to his title collection at the 2017 Croatia Junior and Cadet Open in Varazdin on the evening of Thursday 14th September. In an event that witnessed the leading […]

Opening day defeat, United States duo responds to claim title

Opening day defeat, United States duo responds to claim title (by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Opening day defeat, United States duo responds to claim title Beaten one day earlier in the initial phase of proceedings but first place in the group secured on match ratio, the United States duo comprising Nikhill Kumar and Michael […]

Unexpected defeat but third seeds clinch top place

Unexpected defeat but third seeds clinch top place (by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Unexpected defeat but third seeds clinch top place Four groups the first phase of the Junior Boys’ Team event at the Hang Seng 2017 Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open, at the close of play on the first day of action, […]

Moving to higher grade, milestone win for Amy Wang

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Winner of the Cadet Girls’ Singles title earlier in the year in Belgium, Amy Wang moved up a grade in Buenos Aires on Monday 19th June; she won the Girls’ Singles title at the 2017 Argentina Junior Open. Success and a milestone moment in her career; it is her […]

Success for Kanak Jha, double celebration

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) The top seed, Kanak Jha from the United States duly endorsed his exalted position, to win the Boys’ Singles title at the 2017 Argentina Junior Open in Buenos Aires on Monday 18th June. A cause for celebration, it was a cause for a double celebration; not only was it […]

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