WTT Middle East Hub 2 - Harimoto and Ito Win - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products
2020 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals: Woojin Jang

WTT Middle East Hub 2 – Harimoto and Ito Win

(by Steve Hopkins, photo from ITTFworld)

Despite surprises throughout the event, the final story in both the Men’s and Women’s event is that the top seed cruised on the final day.

Harimoto beat Ovtcharov in the Semifinal (flipping the script from a week ago in the first Middle East Hub Event) and then rolled over Ruwen Filus in the Final. Filus was the surprise of the tournament, logging four upsets on his way through the draw.  The first two games of the match were 11-9, and Harimoto won both.  They traded games after that, but Harimoto had a relatively easy win.

Mima Ito entered the women’s event as the top seed – and she won the first Middle East Hub Event last week as well.  In the Final against Feng Tianwei, it was Feng who won the first game 12-10.  However, after that, it was all Mima – rolling off four wins in a row for the 4-1 win.

Check in with ButterflyOnline.com for news and scores.

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.


Dignics 09C - Now Available

Latest News

2021 Butterfly Invitational write up and photos

April 21, 2021
(By Alec Carney/Photo by Tony Murnahan) The Butterfly Invitational Tournament was a major success at Triangle Badminton and… Read More

Ask The Experts by Tawny Banh- Which Rubber Should I Use?

April 20, 2021
Question: “I am an intermediate player. I want change the rubber on my backhand and go for hard… Read More

Coaching Tip of the Week: Imagine a Score or Situation

April 19, 2021
(By Larry Hodges) Is there a certain score or situation where you play best? Some players play better… Read More

Dusseldorf Masters 2021: Kallberg and Ovtcharov Win First Two Events

April 19, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The Dusseldorf Masters series is up and running again.  Two events have already taken place with… Read More

The World Championships is Coming to Houston

April 18, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Last week it was announced that the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships will be held, as… Read More

WAB Club Feature: Tan’s Table Tennis Training Club

April 18, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Tan’s Table Tennis Training Club is the first full-time table tennis club in the greater Cincinnati… Read More

USATT’s T2 Challenge Season 2: Ekholm over Levinski

April 17, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) USA Table Tennis’s T2 Challenge Series is now five matches into its second season.  The… Read More

PongNow: Connie Sweeris

April 16, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow Interview Series – talking table tennis to some of the best players and… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.