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Gao Ning and Kim Kyung Ah Crowned Champions in Chile

Lausanne-Switzerland, April 30, 2012: Singapore’s GAO Ning and Korea’s KIM Kyung Ah, both players who have qualified to compete in the forthcoming London Olympic Games, won the respective Men’s and Women’s Singles titles at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Chile Open in Santiago on Sunday 29th April 2012. It was

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Top Seeds Crash in Chile Quarter-Finals

Lausanne-Switzerland, April 30, 2012: Top Seeds Crash, Japan’s Jun MIZUTANI and Singapore’s FENG Tianwei, the top two seeds in the respective Men’s and Women’s Singles events at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Chile Open in Santiago, both crashed to defeat at the quarter-final stage on Saturday 28th April. Jun MIZUTANI

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Second Seed Falls at Second Hurdle in Santiago

Lausanne-Switzerland, April 28, 2012: No international success of note to her name, 24 year old ZHENG Jiaqi from the United States, was the player to cause the biggest upset on the third day of action, Friday 27th April, at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Chile Open in Santiago. She recovered

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London Bound, Brazilian Teenager Hits Form in Santiago

Lausanne-Switzerland, April 27, 2012: Brazil’s 16 year old Caroline KUMAHARA was the one player to cause a surprise on the second day of play, Thursday 26th April, at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITT World Tour Chile Open in Santiago. In the qualification stage of the Women’s Singles event, she beat WU Yue

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Brazilians Make Fine Start in Santiago

Lausanne-Switzerland, April 26, 2012: A journey from east to west across the South American continent bore fruit for Brazil on the opening day of action, Wednesday 25th April, at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Chile Open in Santiago. In the group qualification stage of the Women’s Singles event the trio

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Chuang Chih-Yuan and Kim Kyung Ah Succeed in Spain on GAC GROUP World Tour

Lausanne (SUI), April 23, 2012: Chinese Taipei’s CHUANG Chih-Yuan and Korea’s KIM Kyung Ah won the respective Men’s and Women’s Singles titles at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open in Almeria on Sunday 22nd April. Both were surprise winners and both were stretched to the limit. Seeded no.3, CHUANG

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World Number One and Former Gold Medallist Beaten in Olympic Qualifier

China’s MA Long, the player who stands at the top of the current Men’s World Ranking list and Korea’s RYU Seung Min, the Athens 2004 Olympic champion, were both sensationally beaten at the semi-final stage of the Men’s event at the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in Hong Kong on Saturday 21st April

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Lucky Loser, Li Xue Ousts Third Seed in Opening Round

Not in the best of form in the qualification phase and having to rely on a stroke of fortune to gain a place in the main draw, LI Xue of France caused the biggest upset on the third day of play, Friday 20th April 2012, at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World

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ITTF Projects Shortlisted For SportAccord Spirit of Sport Awards 2012

Switzerland, April 21, 2012: The countdown is on for the annual SportAccord Spirit of Sport Awards with the Awards Commission releasing on 19 April 2012 the shortlist of nominees. The Spirit of Sport Awards 2012 will be presented to the Laureates during the 10th annual SportAccord Convention in Quebec, Canada on 24

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The Youngest Ever, Japanese Prodigy Rewrites History, Not Once but Twice

By Ian Marshall, Switzerland, April 20, 2012: Japanese Prodigy, Winner of the Junior Girls’ Singles title at the Chinese Taipei Junior and Cadet Open on Sunday 18th September 2011, Mima ITO wrote history; she became the youngest ever winner on the ITTF Junior Circuit. She secured the title just one month prior