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Huge Upsets as Japan Dominates Japan Open

Yokohama – Japan, June 23, 2013: World number 188 Masato SHIONO has caused one of the biggest upsets in table tennis history by winning the $200,000 GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour – Japan Open in Yokohama, Japan, adding to the tally of gold for Team Japan. SHIONO, who had to pay

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Local Olympic Silver Medallists Hopeful for Gold

June 18, 2013: FUKUHARA, The world’s best table tennis players have arrived Yokohama, Japan for the next stop on the GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour Super Series; the $200,000 Japan Open being held 19-23 June 2013. 177 players from 23 countries will fight it out for the lucrative prize cheques and

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Top Players Head back to the Lucrative

Lausanne, June 05, 2013: After the highly successful LIEBHERR 2013 World Championships, the professional table tennis world’s attention again focuses on the lucrative ITTF World Tour. A record of over US$ 2,500,000 in prize money, including a purse of US $1,000,000 for the Grand Finals which is set for early 2014 where

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Inaugural ITTF Dream Building Dinner

Paris – France, June 04, 2013: Building Dinner, The International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) first official Dream Building Fundraising Dinner was successfully held on 17 May 2013 at the Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel in Paris, France, alongside the LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships. The dinner brought together the table tennis community

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Olympic Champion Defends World Championship Title

Paris – France, May 20, 2013: WANG, ZHANG Jike (CHN) has successfully defended his World Championship title after defeating teammate WANG Hao in a pulsating match at the LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships in Paris, France. ZHANG Jike, who is also the reigning Olympic Champion, came into this event under a

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Olympic Champion Becomes World Champion

Paris – France, May 20, 2013: Chinese Taipei has broken 22 years of Chinese dominance to win the Men’s Doubles at the LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships, and Olympic Champion LI Xiaoxia (CHN) has won her first ever Women’s Singles World Championships in a thrilling day of table tennis in Paris,

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DPR Korea Wins a Historic Mixed Doubles

Paris – France, May 18, 2013: DPR Korea has broken China’s 19-year stranglehold on the mixed doubles title at the World Championships, by beating the Korean Republic in a historic match during the LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships. The DPR Korean pair of KIM Hyok Bong & KIM Jong were too

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DPR Korea & Korea Republic Break Barriers with Table Tennis

Paris – France, May 17, 2013: Their countries may not always see eye to eye, but today at the LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships in Paris, France, the sport of Table Tennis brought DPR Korea and Korea Republic together in total harmony. Both countries left the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy with

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Upsets Continue on Day 4 in LIEBHERR World

Paris – France, May 16, 2013: The upsets continued on a dramatic day four of the LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships in Paris, France. Share on Facebook

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Top Japanese Duo Shocking 1st Round Defeat

Paris – France, May 16, 2013: The Japanese pair of World no. 10 Jun MIZUTANI and Olympic silver medalist Ai FUKUHARA have been sensationally knocked out in the first round of the LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships in Paris, France. MITZUTANI, who was seen to be one of the biggest challengers