10 Nov 2020

Follow all the action on the final day of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup at the Weihai Nanhai Olympic Sport Centre, as the medals are about to be handed out on Tuesday 10th November. Play commences at 13.00 am local time (GMT+8).

Chen Meng crowned Dishang 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup champion!

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That concludes a dramatic Women’s World Cup, but the party has only just begun. Join us again from 13-15 November for more world class table tennis action from Weihai as the sport’s biggest names battle it out for the Dishang 2020 ITTF Men’s World Cup!


Awards Ceremony

The medals have been presented and Chen Meng has received her first Women’s World Cup trophy.

Sun Yingsha, Chen Meng and Mima Ito take to the podium (Photo: Rémy Gros)

Women’s Singles: Final

She has done it, Chen Meng is the Dishang 2020 ITTF Women’s World Cup champion after completing a mighty 4-1 win over rising star Sun Yingsha (11-13, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8)!

This marks Chen’s first title success at the event, guiding China to its fourth consecutive gold. Congratulations!

Chen beginning to assert her authority

Women’s Singles: Final

The momentum is really building for Chen now with the World no.1 holding a 3-1 lead. Another close contest in game three (11-9), Chen’s consistency and experience pays dividends in game four with her young opponent just starting to show some nerves, producing an unusual service fault at the end of the game (11-6). Chen is inching ever closer to the title in Weihai.

Thrilling start

Women’s Singles: Final

What a start to the final! Both players are giving it their absolute best and so far this one has lived up to hopes and expectations.

An incredible comeback in game one, Sun fights back from 6-10 down to edge the opener by the narrowest of margins (13-11). But, Chen responds quickly with a mini-comeback of her own, trailing 1-5 before turning things around (11-6). You simply can’t take your eyes of this final!

Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha contesting thrilling final (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Title decider

The time has arrived. Who will lift the Dishang 2020 ITTF Women’s World Cup trophy? Will it be Chen Meng or Sun Yingsha? It’s time to find out!

Ito reacts

I am satisfied with how I played in this match against Han Ying, I was able to achieve the standards I know I can. I managed to get over my loss in the semi-finals to secure the win today. If I evaluate this tournament out of 100 I would score myself 50.” Mima Ito

RESULT: Mima Ito 4-0 Han Ying (11-2, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4)

Women’s Singles: Bronze Medal Match

There we have it, Mima Ito has struck bronze here at the Dishang 2020 ITTF Women’s World Cup in Weihai after completing a commanding 4-0 victory over Han Ying. The German’s journey ends in defeat but she deserves huge credit for her efforts and leaves with a fourth placed finish to her name.

Mima Ito leaves Weihai with a bronze medal to her name (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Han Ying growing into the tie but pressure beginning to mount

Women’s Singles: Bronze Medal Match

With each passing game Han continues to settle into the match, pushing Ito much closer (11-7, 11-9). However, the defender is really struggling with the Japanese star’s pace and looks as though she may need a change in approach. Three games down, Ito is now just one win away from bronze.

Flying out of the blocks

Women’s Singles: Bronze Medal Match

A thunderous start from Ito who races into a one-game lead with just seven minutes played. Nine points separate the two in game one (11-2), can Han begin to close the gap?

Met with blistering pace, can Han Ying find an answer? (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Back to the table

It’s time for the first medal contest of the day with Japan’s Mima Ito and Germany’s Han Ying fighting it out for bronze.

Medals to come after the break!

With both semi-finals now complete, a break in session will take place. The third-fourth place play off and the final of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Women’s World Cup will be played from 19:00 local time. Here’s a look ahead to the fixture line-up:

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RESULT: Chen Meng 4-3 Han Ying (4-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 11-4)

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

Despite the best efforts from Han Ying, Chen Meng has managed to avoid a major upset and has reached the final of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Women’s World Cup. Chen clearly understood the need to finish the points quickly as her opponent was banking on the longer rallies to counter the world no.1’s play.

It was one game too many in the end for Han, as the German played out a sensational duel that lasted well over an hour and twenty minutes here with the Chinese – one that will certainly be watched many times over!

Roar of victory by Chen Meng! (Photo: Rémy Gros)
It’s a decider!

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

Take a bow, Han Ying – what a display of strength, will and character from the German! Winning the sixth game after being in a four point deficit is usually amazing, doing it against the best player in the world is spectacular!

With her 11-9 win, Han has sent this semi-final to the final deciding game – at this point with the momentum in her hands, will the German eliminate Chen Meng to make the final??!

Han keeps Chen honest

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

Han Ying is not giving this up without a real fight against Chen Meng in Weihai. The German has been in-form at the Women’s World Cup and that is showing over long drawn-out games these two are having.

However, it is Chen who still leads 3-2 (4-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9, 7-11) after taking the fourth game and losing the fifth to Han’s recovery. Is it a case of ‘if not when’ Chen makes the final now?

What a sensational semi-final we have on our hands! (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Chen recovers, then leads

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

The world no.1 needed that wake up call it seems, as Han Ying has found out what happens when you poke the dragon!

Taking the second game 11-8, Chen Meng continued with the same kind of attacking play and secured game three as well to lead 2-1 (4-11, 11-8, 11-8). Can Han respond?

Han opens with intent

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

The second semi-final has begun here in Weihai, and what a start we have had! Han Ying has taken the lead against Chen Meng, winning the first game 11-4!

The German is playing some impressive shots on the table and pushing Chen into a corner repeatedly. Is there an upset on the cards?!

Han Ying opens the scoring against Chen Meng! (Photo: Rémy Gros)
RESULT: Sun Yingsha 4-2 Mima Ito (12-10, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 4-11, 11-4)

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

Well that was swiftly done by Sun Yingsha in the sixth game! Matching her opponent’s ability to speed up the game, the Chinese athlete recorded a 11-4 win in 6 minutes to wrap up the semi-final in style!

It was all but a false dawn for Mima Ito in the previous two games, as Sun’s attack on her service early on in the game made the match swing in her favour. Ito will now hope to secure bronze in the third-fourth place play off later today.

There’s still some Ito in this!

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

Wow, magical stuff from Mima Ito here at the Weihai Nanhai Olympic Sports Centre! The world no.2 has just won the fourth game 12-10 and then the fifth 11-4 – who saw this coming?

Just when it looked all but over, Ito has attacked her opponent with a barrage of forehands to take two games in a row. Especially in the fifth game, one that lasted a mere 6 minutes, Ito was simply playing at super speed! The score still reads 3-2 in the favour of Sun Yingsha, but this just got really interesting!

Still in the hunt? (Photo: Rémy Gros)
One game away for Sun

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

Another game, another Sun Yingsha victory. The pattern here is pretty evident, and Mima Ito just cannot gather a foothold in this match.

Sun wins the third game 11-6, and had a mammoth 7-point lead at one juncture of the game. Is the Chinese heading to the final?

Sun in complete control

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

The Chinese youngster is in full flow against the Japanese star, as Sun Yingsha takes the second game 11-8 to give herself a 2-0 lead.

The trend does seem to have continued in another 10 minute game, as both athletes are stretching each other out at the table. The technique seems to be working for Sun though, as Ito lost key battles on her own serve – and six points!

Eye on the ball for Sun Yingsha at the Women’s World Cup semi-finals. (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Striking first

Women’s Singles: Semi-finals

Sun Yingsha has struck first here against Mima Ito after a 10 minute drawn out opening game of the semi-final of the Women’s World Cup (12-10).

Service seems to be key here, as both players are winning similar points off the other (five for Sun, six for Ito) – will this trend continue?

What’s coming your way?

Just four players remain in the title hunt. The first semi-final to be decided sees the battle of the young guns as Mima Ito and Sun Yingsha face one another – Chen Meng and Han Ying meet in the upper half of the draw soon after.

For more information check out the schedule for today’s proceedings:

It’s time to #RESTART!

Good morning and welcome to the final day of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Women’s World Cup in Weihai, China and with it the start of the #RESTART series.

Everything that’s on stake! (Photo: Rémy Gros)
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