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Medallists Known: Women’s Team: Korea Republic Takes Revenge

Women’s Team: Korea Republic Takes Revenge: After 3 hours and 55 minutes, and five tight games, Korea Republic finally defeated Japan in what can be considered revenge for their Quarterfinal loss in Moscow in 2010 (3-2 in favor of Japan and about 5 hours of play). Today in the fifth game, the

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Quarterfinalists Confirmed for 2012 World Championships

Men’s Team: Singaporean Men Following in the Same Footsteps of the Women, Quarterfinalists Confirmed For the first time in history, the Singaporean Men’s Team are in the Quarterfinals. With a bold team composition (Yang Zi was in the third position of the lineup), Singapore beat Belarus 3-1. To win a medal like their

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Ping Pong for Peace at Dortmund World Championships

Dortmund-Germany, March 29, 2012: Flight delays due to a strike in Frankfurt Airport, lost luggage and a fire evacuation in the mall – the children from Burundi (as part of the “Ping Pong Paix” project), despite all these troubles, kept their spirits high during their visit to the World Table Tennis Championships

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Second Stage for 2012 World Championships

Men’s Team: Portugal and Poland’s Unexpected Progress, Second Stage In Group A, China did not lose any match. They quietly finished their first round and waited patiently for more information on their opponent in the Quarterfinals. Will it be Poland or Austria? Hong Kong and Sweden captured the second and third positions of

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Seeking ITTF Dream Builders

ITTF Dream Builders, The ITTF Dream Building Program is the new umbrella branding of the social responsibility programs that the ITTF is involved in and brings together the Development Program “creating opportunities todream”, Para Table Tennis “nothing can stop the dream” and Junior Table tennis “creating the dreampathway”. Official Launch at the

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German Men’s Team and Japanese Women’s Team First to Qualify for Quarterfinals

German Mens Team first to qualify for Quarterfinals: Germany, host country, convincing took their fourth victory 3-0. The Germans are now ensured a place in the Quarterfinals. Portugal, Serbia and Singapore will be competing for the second and third place in Group B. However, it is surely Group D of the Men’s

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Poland Stamps Japanese Hopes

Men’s Team Matches: Poland Stamps, The first day had ended with the surprise victory of Portugal over Singapore. Second day of the LIEBHERR 2012 World Team Table Tennis Championships started with another surprise. In the Men’s Teams Group D, Poland emerged victorious against group favourite Japan, bronze medallist in 2010. This morning’s match

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LIEBHERR 2012 World Team Table Tennis Championships, Dortmund

By Hubert Gueriau, LIEBHERR 2012, This is the sixth time that Germany is hosting the World Championships. After Bremen in 2006, Dortmund is receiving for the third time (after 1969 and 1989) a test which is to host the most elite event in the world of table tennis. In Berlin (1930) and

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Iraq Junior and Cadet Open Winners Secure Top Ten Standings

March 19, 2012: Success at the Iraq Junior and Cadet Open in Sulaimaniyah, on Saturday 17th March 2012, sees Iran’s Seyed Pourya OMRANI and Sweden’s Kristina ZETTERSTRÖM clinch top ten places on the ITTF Junior Circuit Standings published by the International Table Tennis Federation on Sunday 18th March. Winner of the Junior

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New Names on ITTF Junior Circuit Roll of Honour

LAUSANNE (SUI), March 18, 2012: Iran’s Seyed Pourya OMRANI and Sweden’s Kristina ZETTERSTRÖM won the respective Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ Singles titles at the Iraq Junior and Cadet Open Championships, which concluded in the Kurdistan city of ulaimaniyah on Saturday 17th March 2012. It is for both players a new chapter in their