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Oh Sang Eun Beats Local Hero to Capture Spanish Men’s Singles Crown
04/10/2011
 

Oh Sang Eun crowned Men's Singles champion in Almeria


Korea’s Oh Sang Eun won the Men’s Singles title at the Spanish Open in Almeria on Sunday 10th April 2011 to collect the seventh ITTF Pro Tour Men’s Singles crown of his career.

Furthermore, in so doing thwarted local hopes. In the final he beat Vladimir Samsonov, the no.1 seed; born and bred in Belarus, but now resident in Granada, a three hour drive from Almeria.

Oh Sang Eun, the no.4 seed, comnined a stylish display of attacking excellence with clear determination, to overcome Vladimir Samsonov in six games. He won 11-9, 17-15, 5-11, 11-6, 12-10.

 
   
Fast Growing Capital City, Table Tennis Follows the Example in Myanmar
07/20/2014
 

U Win Lwin (left), a Class 8 Para Table Tennis player, addresses the group

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Located in south east Asia, Myanmar was the home for a recent ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course and Training Camp; proceedings commenced on Monday 14th July and concluded on Saturday 19th July.

Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme, the expert on duty was Switzerland’s Georg Silberschmidt.

It was the second course in recent times staged in the country also referred to as Burma; in May 2012 Malaysia’s Chan Foong Cheong had been present to lead a Tournament Organization Course.

 
   
Santiago, Home for Chile Junior and Cadet Open
07/19/2014
 

Daniela Ortega impressive earlier in the year, will no doubt compete on home soil

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Consistently competitive in tournaments hosted in South America and in Latin America, Chile once again welcomes the ITTF Junior Circuit.

The Chile Junior and Cadet Open will be staged from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st August 2014, the host city being Santiago.

Notably, Santiago hosted the first ever World Junior Championships in December 2003 with the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport being accessible by air not only from the Americas but also from Europe and Oceania.

 
   
Home of Cristiano Ronaldo, Atlantic Island of Funchal Welcomes the Future
07/19/2014
 

Diogo Chen may well lead Portuguese aspirations in Funchal

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A tourist destination and a region which has seen table tennis grow and flourish in recent times; the Atlantic island of Madeira once again is the home for an ITTF Junior Circuit tournament.

Staged in the capital of the island, the Funchal Junior and Cadet Open commences on Wednesday 3rd September and concludes on Saturday 6th September 2014.

Home for the ITTF Cadet Challenge and ITTF Junior Circuit Finals in 2004, Madeira is very much at the heart of sport; both Marcos Freitas and the celebrated footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, hail from the island.

 
   
Penultimate Round Drama, Brazilians Capture ITTF-Latin America Cup Titles
06/09/2014
 

Cazuo Matsumoto celebrates the moment of victory

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Mexico’s Marcos Madrid caused an upset, Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz threatened to cause the upset but at the end of the day it was Brazil who stood tall.

Cazuo Matsumoto and Caroline Kumahara won the respective Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles titles at the ITTF-Latin America Cup in Asuncion, Paraguay on Sunday 8th June.

At the final hurdle Cazuo Matsumoto, the no.2 seed, beat Marcos Madrid, the no.4 seed (13-15, 11-7, 14-12, 11-7, 11-9), after the Mexican had caused a semi-final upset by overcoming Cazuo Matsumoto’s compatriot, Gustavo Tsuboi, the no.1 seed (8-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-4, 11-7).

 
   
The Most Followed World Championships in History; It’s Official
06/13/2014
 

Li Xiaoxia faces the media in Tokyo

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Staged from Monday 28th April to Monday 5th May, the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Championships were officially the most followed World Championships in history.

Across 22 television networks throughout the globe there were 475 combined hours of coverage, including an impressive 50 hours just on China Central Television (CCTV).

The 50 hours on CCTV were watched by a combined total of 188 million people and the women's final had an average viewership of 11.3 million, making it the second most watched sporting programme, not taking into account the Winter Olympics, in China in 2014.

 
   
Top Ten Shots: GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour Korea Open Revisited
06/16/2014
 

Han Ying delighted in Incheon with her technically perfect defensive skills

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China’s Xu Xin and Germany’s Han Ying emerged as the winners of the respective Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles events at the GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour Korea Open in Incheon on the afternoon of Sunday 15th June.

The success recorded by Xu Xin was as predicted, he was the no.1 seed and he was playing in no less than his 14th ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles final; conversely Han Ying, the no.7 seed in the Women’s Singles event was competing in her first such final.

En route both displayed their skills to the full; their performances and that of several other leading players on duty in Incheon can be viewed in DHS Top 10 - 2014 Korea Open .

 
   
 
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