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Unprecedented Information for Chinaís Broadcast of LIEBHERR World Championships

 06/19/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

Any sporting event produces a whole host of statistics, table tennis is no exception.

The recently concluded LIEBHERR World Championships, staged in the French capital city of Paris from Monday 13th to Monday 20th May 2013, endorsed that point.

Furthermore, a whole mass of statistics pertaining to the matches was made available nationwide in China; the country that saw millions of viewers tune in to the action.

China Central Television (CCTV) broadcast on its sports channel, CCTV5, unprecedented statistical information.

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Relive Magical May, the Excitement of the LIEBHERR World Championships

 06/12/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

A month to remember, the month of the May 2013, the month where the focal point was the LIEBHERR World Championships staged in the French capital city of Paris.

You can relive those memorable moments in the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy by tuning in to Pongcast.

The names of those who gained medals are now emblazoned in history. Zhang Jike retained his Menís Singles title; Li Xiaoxia, after being the runner up in 2007 and 2011, clinched Womenís Singles gold and teamed with Guo Yue to secure the Womenís Doubles crown for a third consecutive time.

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Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong Return Home National Heroes After Paris Triumph

 06/03/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

Success for Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong in the Mixed Doubles event at the recently concluded LIEBHERR World Championships in Paris has made the duo national heroes.

It was only the third time since the Table Tennis Association of the Democratic Peopleís Republic of Korea was formed in 1956 that the country had won a gold medal at a World Championships; the other occasions came in 1975 in Calcutta and in 1977 in Birmingham when Park Yung Sun won the Womenís Singles event.

The result of the success was that when Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong returned home, there was a state welcome.

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LIEBHERR World Championships: the Long and Short of the Score in Paris

 05/29/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

The record books are quite clear and are now in the annals of history.

At the LIEBHERR World Championships which concluded in Paris on Monday 20th May 2013, Zhang Jike retained his Menís Singles titles, whilst Li Xiaoxia claimed the Womenís Singles crown; for the first time ever, the both reigning Olympic champions became World champions.

Furthermore, Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia won the Womenís Doubles title for the third consecutive time; whilst for the first time in a decade, China did not complete a clean sweep of titles. Chinese Taipeiís Chen Chien-An won the Menís Doubles event, whilst the top step of the Mixed Doubles podium was reserved for DPR Koreaís Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong.

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LIEBHERR World Championships Breaks CCTV Records; Goes Viral on Social Media

 05/29/2013      

An astonishing 62 hours from the LIEBHERR World Championships, which concluded in the French capital city of Paris on Monday 20th May 2013, was broadcast on CCTV5, the Sports Channel of China Central Television.

The Menís and Womenís Singles finals were the second and third most watched sports programmes this year on China's CCTV.

Incredibly, the Men's Singles final, featuring Chinaís Zhang Jike and Wang Hao had a unique viewership of 36.6 million; the Women's Singles final between Li Xiaoxia and Liu Shiwen, likewise both from China, was watched by an astounding 50 million Chinese table tennis fans.

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Memorable Moments and Thanks for the Memories from Paris to Paris

 05/23/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

The dust has settled, the LIEBHERR World Championships have concluded, winners of the respective Menís and Womenís Singles events being Chinaís Zhang Jike and Li Xiaoxia.

Both are players who dazzled with their excellence and both are players whose efforts will live long in the memory; both are inscribing their names indelibly in the history books of sport.

Zhang Jike yet again he proved himself the man who for the big occasion; his well-honed legs enabling him to execute a tirade of top spin strokes.

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Shahrokh Shahnazi Appointed ITTF Special Advisor for Olympic Games and Academies

 05/21/2013      

Vice President of the Asian Table Tennis Union, Iranís Shahrokh Shahnazi, has been appointed as the ITTF Special Advisor for Olympic Games and Academies and, in addition, a member of Presidentís Advisory Council.

The appointments were announced at the Annual General Meeting of the International Table Tennis Federation on Wednesday 15th May 2013, staged on the occasion of the LIEBHERR World Championships in Paris.

Shahrokh Shahnazi, who has served for over 20 years in various capacities within the Asian Table Tennis Union and the International Table Tennis Federation; the youngest member of the Presidentís Advisory Council, it is his vast experience that prompted the appointments.

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Title Retained, Zhang Jike Clinches Gold at LIEBHERR World Championships

 05/20/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

Victorious in Rotterdam two years earlier, Zhang Jike repeated the his feat of 2011 to win the Menís Singles title at the LIEBHERR World Championships in Paris on Monday 20th May 2013.

Once again it was the same player he beat in the final; he overcame Wang Hao in six games (11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-7) to retain the title.

It was the fourth consecutive occasion that Wang Hao had to settle for the silver medal in a major final against Zhang Jike.

In addition to the defeats in the World Championships, he had beaten Wang Hao in the final of the LIEBHERR Menís World Cup, also in Paris, in November 2011 and in London in 2012 in the Menís Singles final at the Olympic Games.

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Champions in Yokohama and Rotterdam, Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia Retain Title

 05/20/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

The winners in Yokohama in 2009 and Rotterdam in 2011, Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia completed the hat-trick of Womenís Doubles World Championships titles by emerging successful in the final of the LIEBHERR World Championships in Paris on the afternoon of Monday 20th May 2013.

They beat Chinese National Team compatriots, Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen in five games (5-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5, 11-7) to arrest the title.

After a slow start it was a commanding performance, a performance that takes the partnership into the record books.

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