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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

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Reigning Olympic Champions will Not Defend Titles in London

By Ian Marshall, April 18, 2012: China’s MA Lin and ZHANG Yining, the winners of the respective Men’s and Women’s Singles titles at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will not defend their titles in London later this year in July. ZHANG Yining, now 31 years old, retired from international play following her

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First Place Means First Place for Brazilian Teenage Star

By Ian Marshall : April 18, 2012: A first career Junior Boys’ Singles title on the ITTF Junior Circuit means that Hugo CALDERANO moves into first place on the ITTF Junior Circuit Boys’ Standings. The 15 year old Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro won the Junior Boys’ Singles event at the Argentina

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Success at the Fourth Attempt for Hungarian; Europeans Book Olympic Places

By Ian Marshall, April 17, 2012: Hungary’s Adam PATTANYTUS and Italy’s TAN Wenling clinched the two final places available in the respective men’s and women’s events at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament, which concluded in Luxembourg on Sunday 15th April 2012 (Europeans Book Olympic). In the crucial contests Adam PATTANTYUS beat Turkey’s

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Organizers of the Global Junior Program Events Decided

By Judit Farago (Laussane-SUI): During its meetings at the recent LIEBHERR World Championships the International Table Tennis Federation decided on the host for several future ITTF title events (Organizers). The Annual General Meeting awarded the 2015 WTTC to the Chinese Table Tennis Association and to the city of Suzhou, while the ITTF

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Top Five Places for Newly Crowned World Team Champions

Newly Crowned World Team, Unbeaten at the recently completed LIEBHERR World Team Championships in Dortmund, China’s 23 year old MA Long and 21 year old DING Ning, retain their places at the top of the respective Men’s and Women’s World Ranking lists. They appear in the no.1 positions on the listings issued

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18th Title for Both Chinese Teams, World Champions Defeat European Champions

Dortmund-Germany, April 01, 2012: Title Chinese Teams,The winners two years earlier in Moscow, China retained their Men´sTeam title at the LIEBHERR World TeamTable Tennis Championships in Dortmund on Sunday 1st April 2012, and thus held high the Swaythling Cup for an unprecedented 18th time. At the final hurdle, China overcame Germany as

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Suzhou to host 2015 World Championships

ITTF membership now 217-strong, 2015 World Championships 2015 World ChampionshipsThe Annual General Meeting of the International Table Tennis Federation takes place annually during the World Table Tennis Championships. For the 2012 congress held today in Dortmund, 133 National Associations sent delegates (furthermore 7 associations had proxies for voting). By the end of the