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Rio de Janeiro the Ultimate Goal, Lasko Provides Major Test En Route to Brazil

 05/03/2016      

World champion Will Bayley and European champion Robert Davies head a 16 strong Great Britain squad at the forthcoming Thermana Lasko 2016 Slovenia Para Open Championships; the individual events will be staged on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th May, the team events on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May.

It is a tournament that in which no less than 17 players, who won gold in the singles events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, will compete.

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Incredible Entry for Slovenia, Both in Numbers and Quality

 05/03/2016      

Firmly established on the international scene, a tournament with a proud record, the Thermana Lasko 2016 Slovenia Para Open Championships has attracted the quite staggering entry of 315 competitors from 43 national associations.

The individual events will be staged on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th May, the team events on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May.

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Ibrahim Hamadtou Underlines Ethos of Sport for Tomorrow Initiative

 04/18/2016      

Currently eyes are very much focused on the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro but very soon we will be looking a further four years ahead.

On Saturday 7th September 2013, at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires, Tokyo won their bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

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Table Tennis in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Para Programme

 03/23/2016      

Staged from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 15th April, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will include table tennis in the proposed integrated and extensive Para sport programme.

In 2002 in Manchester, the first time table tennis appeared in the Commonwealth Games, Para events were included in the table tennis itinerary but only in a very limited form; they were not part of the more recent Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games itinerary.

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New Approach to Life, Australia Plus Features Fijian Para Star

 03/18/2016      

Ability not disability is the key word for Fijiís Iakoba Taberanibou, affectionately known as Kope, he fell to the floor when climbing up a palm tree to retrieve some coconuts for his family so that they could have water and wait out an imminent storm.

The storm hit earlier than expected and Kope fell to the ground, fracturing his spine; the result of the accident is that he found a new sport, he found table tennis.

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Successful Start to Year, British Players in Positive Mood

 02/21/2016      

Five medals finished in the hands of Great Britain on the concluding day of play, Saturday 20th February, at the 2016 Lignano Masters Para Open, staged in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy.

The notable success added to the six medals won earlier in the proceedings in the individual events

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Form Maintained Italian Pair Strikes Gold on Home Ground

 02/21/2016      

The host nation duo comprising Giuseppe Vella and Federico Crosara, alongside the combination of Ukraineís Natalya Kosmina and Russiaís Maria Chudinova emerged as the surprise gold medallists in the team events on the concluding day of play, Saturday 20th February, at the 2016 Lignano Masters Para Open.

Staged in the Italian resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro, Giuseppe Vella and Federico Crosara won Menís Team Class 2, Natalya Kosmina and Maria Chudinova secured the Womenís Team Class 11 title.

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Limelight Falls on Host Nation, Italian Duo Challenges for Top Honours

 02/20/2016      

The host nationís Giuseppe Vella and Federico Crosara, alongside the combination formed by Spainís Miguel Angel Toledo and Slovenoa Ljubisa, were the partnerships to attract the attention on the penultimate day of play, Friday 19th February, at the 2016 Lignano Masters Para Tournament being held in the Italian resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro.

In a competition involving four teams competing on a group basis, they are the outfits who will determine the destination of the Menís Team Class 2 title.

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Vejle Repeated, Jean-Paul Montanus Wins in Lignano Sabbiadoro

 02/19/2016      

He caused somewhat of a surprise when he was crowned European champion last October in the Danish town of Vejle; at the 2016 Lignano Para Open in the Italian resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro, he did exactly the same again.

Against the odds, on Thursday 18th February, Jean-Paul Montanus of the Netherlands won the Menís Singles Class 7 title; just as in Vejle, he was not amongst the highly seeded players.

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