Table Tennis


Top table tennis trio fined but no ban on playing

TABLE tennis authorities hit world No. 1 Ma Long and two other Chinese stars with US$20,000 fines yesterday but stopped short of suspending them after they had quit a tournament in “protest” at their ...

November 1, 2017, Wednesday


Anger at table tennis trio’s no-show

THE world governing body of table tennis said yesterday that “all potential sanctions are on the table” in relation to three Chinese players who forfeited their matches at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World ...

June 26, 2017, Monday


ITTF issues statement on players' withdrawals at China Open

THE International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) issued a statement on three Chinese players forfeiting their matches at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Platinum China Open on Sunday, saying "all potential ...

June 25, 2017, Sunday


Liu to step down as team China’s head coach

LIU Guoliang will step down after four years as head coach of China’s table tennis team as part of a management restructuring, Xinhua reported. Liu, who won the singles and doubles gold medals at the ...

June 21, 2017, Wednesday


Fan defends Asian men’s singles crown in Wuxi

DEFENDING champion Fan Zhendong ended Jeong Sang-eun’s giant-killing run yesterday, beating the Chinese-born Korean 3-0 for men’s singles glory at the Asian table tennis championships in Wuxi, Jiangsu ...

April 17, 2017, Monday


Paddlers defend team title at Asian Championships

POWERHOUSE China duly retained the men’s team title by beating South Korea 3-0 in the final at the Asian Championships in Wuxi yesterday. It was the 21st men’s team trophy lifted by China in a total ...

April 13, 2017, Thursday


Ma, Wang in the race for national jobs

RETIRED paddlers Ma Lin and Wang Hao will be competing for the national team coaching jobs with the National Sports Bureau requiring the new managers to be either Olympic gold medalists or world champions. There ...

March 24, 2017, Friday


Star duo celebrate

Japanese table tennis star and Olympic medalist Ai Fukuhara (right) and Chinese Taipei’s table tennis player Chiang Hung-Chieh speak at their wedding party in Urayasu, Japan, yesterday. The two got married last month in Taipei. ...

February 6, 2017, Monday


Fukuhara’s paddler-perfect match

China’s table tennis player Liu Shiwen (left) speaks during a news conference before the wedding ceremony of fellow paddler, Japanese Olympian Ai Fukuhara (right) and Chinese Taipei table tennis Olympian Chiang Hung-chieh in Taipei yesterday. The couple had tied the knot in Japan in September. Fukuhara, a four-time Olympian is popular in China, speaks fluent Mandarin and counts Liu, world No. 2, among her many friends despite being rivals in the sport. ...

January 2, 2017, Monday


Olympic champion Puig survives cull of seeds to advance in Tianjin

OLYMPIC gold medalist Monica Puig advanced to the second round of the Tianjin Open by beating Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 7-6 (5) yesterday. The fifth-seeded Puig has struggled with consistency since her ...

October 12, 2016, Wednesday




 

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