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Most Followed Table Tennis Event Ever, the QOROS World Championships


Staged from Sunday 26th April to Sunday 3rd May in the Chinese city of Suzhou, the Qoros 2015 World Championships is officially the most followed table tennis event in history.

The biggest table tennis event on planet earth was followed by an estimated 450 million people across the globe, a record. No less than 330 million people watched proceedings on television in 170 countries across the world.

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Quality Counts, Point of Century Underlines Chinese Excellence

 05/05/2015       World Table Tennis Championships

Years, months, weeks, days and hours of preparation, eight days of action and then it was all over; the QOROS World Championships concluded in Suzhou on Sunday 3rd May with the contest between Ma Long and Fang Bo bringing matters to an end.

An all-Chinese final but did that matter? We were royally entertained with one moment, one point standing out above all others. The Point of the Century which saw Fang Bo take a 12-11 lead in the fifth game when trailing by three games to one and bring the crowd to its feet.

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Ma Long, World Number One, Now Champion of the World

 05/03/2015       World Table Tennis Championships

Three times the bronze medallist; in a final full of breath-taking scintillating rallies, Ma Long, the top seed, won the Menís Singles title at the QOROS 2015 World Championships on the evening of Sunday 3rd May.

In a contest that kept the capacity crowd in the Suzhou International Expo Center spellbound, Ma Long beat Fang Bo, the no.13 seed, in an all-Chinese final.

A man with a mission to prove he is currently the best player in the world, Ma Long emerged successful in six games (11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-13, 11-4).

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Reversal of Fortunes for Liu Shiwen, Title Secured with Zhu Yuling

 05/03/2015       World Table Tennis Championships

Silver medallist one day earlier in the Womenís Singles event at the QOROS 2015 World Championships in the Chinese city of Suzhou, one day later on Sunday 3rd May, it was gold for Liu Shiwen.

Partnering Zhu Yuling and occupying the third seeded position in the draw, the Womenís Doubles title was secured; the pair accounting for Chinese National Team compatriots and seventh seeds, Ding Ning and Li Xiaoxia at the final hurdle.

Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling won in seven games (8-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8).

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Bronze for Singapore, Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling Follow Colleagues Example

 05/03/2015       World Table Tennis Championships

Never in serious danger of defeat en route to the penultimate round, Chinaís Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling upset the seeding on the afternoon of Sunday 3rd May at the QOROS World Championships in Suzhou to book their place in the final of the Womenís Doubles event.

The no.3 seeds, they recovered from an opening game deficit to beat Singaporeís Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu, the no.2 seeds, in five games (9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4).

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Four Year Reign Over, Fan Bo Beats Zhang Jike to Book Final Place at First Attempt

 05/03/2015       World Table Tennis Championships

Attempting to match the record of his compatriot Zhuang Zedong who secured the crown on three consecutive occasions starting in 1961; Zhang Jike, the no.3 seed, was beaten at the semi-final stage of the Menís Singles event at the QOROS 2015 World Championships in Suzhou by Chinese National Team compatriot, Fang Bo, the no.13 seed.

Against all expectations and predictions, Fang Bo playing in the Menís Singles event at a World Championships for the very first time, secured a five games win (11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9, 12-10), in a contest where an anticipated recovery never happened.

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Ma Long Breathes Fire, the Dragon Roars, Beats Fan Zhendong to Reach Final

 05/03/2015       World Table Tennis Championships

Beaten by compatriot Wang Hao in the penultimate round of the Menís Singles event at the most recent three World Championships; Chinaís Ma Long made no mistake on the morning of Sunday 3rd May in the city of Suzhou.

The top seed, he endorsed his billing by beating Fan Zhendong, the no.4 seed and likewise from China, in five games (11-1, 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 11-5) in his semi-final encounter at the QOROS 2015 World Championships.

A man with a mission Ma Long, the name meaning ďdragonĒ, roared; he was too hot for Fan Zhendong to handle.

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Defeat but Elena Timina Salutes Ding Ning, Watch That Final Before You Play!

 05/03/2015       World Table Tennis Championships

Immediately driven to hospital after the dramatic Womenís Singles final, Chinaís Ding Ning was back in action on the following morning, Sunday 3rd May, at the QOROS World Championships in Suzhou.

Furthermore she was in successful action; the injured right ankle strapped, she partnered Li Xiaoxia to success in their Womenís Doubles semi-final encounter against the partnership formed by Li Jie of the Netherlands and Polandís Li Qian.

The no.7 seed, they accounted for their defensive adversaries in four straight games (11-5, 11-8, 11-7, 11-8).

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Xu Xin Adds to Title Haul, Partners Zhang Jike to Menís Doubles Gold

 05/02/2015       World Table Tennis Championships

Mixed Doubles gold one day earlier in harness with Koreaís Yang Haeun, Chinaís Xu Xin added to his collection of titles at the QOROS 2015 World Championships in Suzhou on the evening of Saturday 2nd May.

Partnering colleague Zhang Jike, the duo captured the Menís Doubles crown, overcoming Fan Zhendong and Zhou Yu in an all-Chinese final.

Xu Xin and Zhang Jike won in six games (12-14, 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9); having started proceedings as the no.7 seeds with the partnership of Fan Zhendong and Zhou You being the no.15 seeds.

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