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China and Japan Advance, Spirited Opponents Overcome

 03/04/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

The top two outfits remaining in the Menís Championship Division of the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; China and Japan, both emerged successful in their quarter-final contests on the early evening of Friday 4th March.

China, the top seeds, took no prisoners, they beat Sweden, the no.8 seeds, by three matches to nil; on the adjacent table, Japan, the no.3 seeds, ended the hopes of Hong Kong, the no.6 seeds. They recorded a three-one success.

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Korea Erases Tokyo Memory, Podium Finish Assured

 03/04/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Beaten at quarter-final stage two years ago in Tokyo in dramatic full distance five match encounter against Chinese Taipei; on the afternoon of Friday 4th March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Korea safely negotiated the round that had proved their nemesis in the Japanese capital city.

They overcame Portugal by three matches to one to reserve their place in the semi-final.

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DPR Korea Upsets Seeding, Last Four Place Booked

 03/04/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Second place in their first stage group behind Japan; DPR Korea with Kim Song I, Ri Myong Sun and Ri Mi Gyong on duty upset the order of merit on the afternoon of Friday 4th March in the Womenís Championship Division at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The no.9 seeds, they beat Singapore, the no.5 seeds in a full distance five match contest to reserve their place in the penultimate round.

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Historic Moment, Chinese Taipei Reaches Penultimate Round

 03/04/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Second place in the group behind the might of China, followed by a hard fought first round success against Ukraine; Chinese Taipei upset the seeding at the quarter-final stage of the Womenís Championship Division at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday 4th March.

The no.8 seeds, they beat Hong Kong, the no.4 seeds by three matches to two to reserve a place on the medal podium.

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Continued Progress, Eyes on Promotion, the Day Belongs to Puerto Rico

 03/03/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

More progress than any other national association in recent times; the fifth day of play, Thursday 3rd March in Division One of both the Menís and Womenís events at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, belonged to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.

Full distance five match victories were the order of proceedings in both disciplines.

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Japan Reverses Decision, China Withstands Brave Netherlands Challenge

 03/03/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

China and Japan, the respective top two seeds in the Womenís Championship Division at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia both emerged successful on the evening of Thursday 3rd March.

Both recorded three-nil wins but both were tested.

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Cheng I-Ching and Chen Szu-Yu Steer Chinese Taipei to Last Eight

 03/03/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Impressive in the initial phase of proceedings, Cheng I-Ching continued her good form in the opening round of the Womenís Championship Division at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the early evening of Thursday 3rd March.

She remained unbeaten to steer Chinese Taipei to a three matches to win over Ukraine.

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Sweden and Hong Kong Book Last Eight Places

 03/03/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Success for England and Portugal earlier in the day on Thursday 3rd March in the first round of the Menís Championship Division contests at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur; later in the day Sweden and Hong Kong also emerged successful.

Sweden beat Croatia, soon after Hong Kong accounted for Austria to reserve their place in the quarter-finals.

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Better and Better, Team Spirit High, England Reaches Last Eight

 03/03/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Newly promoted, the first goal to stay amongst the elite, now England is amongst the very elite. On the afternoon of Thursday 3rd March they reserved their place in the quarter-finals of the Menís Championship Division at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

They withstood a brave recovery by Poland to emerge successful in their first round encounter.

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