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 women’s team did in the 2010 Moscow WTTC, Singapore will have to overcome Japan on Friday in the Quarterfinals.

All three players from Chinese Taipei contributed to the 3-2 victory over Hong Kong this afternoon in Westfalenhallen, Dortmund. For Chinese Taipei, tomorrow is another duel against an Asian opponent. Chuang Chi-Yuan and his teammates will play against Korea Republic.

Austria, who beat Poland 3-0, will play this Friday’s Quarterfinals against Germany, the favourite to reach the Semi-finals. Finally, China, reigning world champion, will face the determined Sweden who won a clear 3-0 victory against Portugal.

Thursday 29 March 2012 Results (Click here for the draw)

Hong Kong – Chinese Taipei: 2-3

Singapore – Belarus: 3-1

Portugal – Sweden: 0-3

Poland – Austria: 3-1

Friday 30 March 2012 Quarterfinals

10.00 am: Japan – Singapore

04.00 pm: China – Sweden

04.00 pm: Austria – Germany

07.00 pm: Chinese Taipei – Korea Republic


Women’s Team: Germany to face defending World Champion Singapore

Poland continues its excellent streak in the LIEBHERR World Team Table Tennis Championships 2012 in Dortmund. The Polish women have dominated Romania 3-2 and will face, in the Quarterfinals, the Chinese Team that is certainly aiming to win the title on Sunday 1 April 2012 in Dortmund.

The other European-European match was Austria against Netherlands. The Orange, reigning European champion four times in a row, won 3-1 and will have now the difficult task of challenging Japan.

Korea Republic did not falter against Hungary. They beat Hungary 3-0 and will confront Hong Kong on Friday.

Germany, with home support, overcame the impressive DPR Korea Team 3-1. The host country must excel expectations of they are to reach the Semi-finals as they did in Moscow in 2010. They face defending World Champions Singapore at 07.00 pm.

Thursday 29 March 2012 Results (Click here for the draw)

Poland – Romania: 3-2

Hungaria – Korea Republic: 0-3

Netherlands – Austria: 3-1

Germany – Korea DPR: 3-1

Friday 30 March 2012 Quarterfinals

10.00 am: China – Poland

01.00 pm: Korea Republic – Hong Kong

01.00 pm: Netherlands – Japan 07.00 pm: Germany – Singapore

Caption Image-1: Singapore Men’s Team are in the Quarterfinals for the first time. 

Caption Image-2: German Team did well against Korea DPR in front of a delighted home crowd. Photos by Remy Gros.

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