23 Feb 2024

We're getting close to the end of the ITTF World Championships Finals 2024, and the action is getting intense. Stay ahead of the thrilling moments happening today in Busan. We'll bring you the key moments, and exhilarating games as they unfold.

Full match schedules and live results are available here and you can catch the action live in this link.

Get Ready for an Epic Finale! Women’s Teams Semifinals Wrap Up with Japan’s Triumph

Day 8 culminates in a blaze of excitement as the Women’s Teams semifinals conclude, leaving fans on the edge of their seats! Japan emerges triumphant after a showdown against Hong Kong; China, igniting anticipation for the ultimate clash against reigning champions China. Prepare for heart-pounding action and electrifying moments as these powerhouse teams go head-to-head in a battle for glory!  Don’t miss a second – mark your calendars for tomorrow, 24 February at 8 PM KST.

“Today, it didn’t start off very well, and I found myself trailing 0-2, but I managed to gradually adjust and eventually win, which is great. Especially in the fifth game, there were mental aspects involved, so I took a timeout to calm down and restart. My team and the coach really supported me when I was struggling, so I think that was a factor in my victory. Personally, I never thought I would make it to the finals when I started, but my goal has always been to win, so I want to work hard with the team and aim for victory again tomorrow.” – Miwa Harimoto

Chinese Taipei Clinches First World Championships Medal in 10 Years

In a thrilling match, Chinese Taipei secured their first World Championships medal in a decade with a hard-fought 3-0 victory over Germany. Germany put on a resilient performance that saw Chinese Taipei having to grind out two consecutive 3-2 wins to claim their historic victory. This momentous achievement marks only the second World Championships medal in Chinese Taipei’s history. They will face France in the semifinal tomorrow here in BEXCO.

“It feels so amazing to win. We didn’t think we could win. Germany is a really strong team, and we are really happy we could own the match. We want to say thank you to all our fans for their support and cheering.” –  Lin Yun-Ju

China Dominates Team France with a 3-0 Victory

China faced off against Team France in the first Women’s Teams Semifinal and lived up to their powerhouse reputation with a commanding 3-0 win. World number 1, Sun Yingsha set the tone early with a flawless 3-0 victory over Prithika Pavade. Chen Meng and Wang Yidi continued the momentum, securing wins to solidify their spot in the final. Now, all eyes turn to the matchup between Japan and Hong Kong, China, to determine who will face China in the ultimate showdown.

“We’ve played each other once prior to this, so I came in to this match rather well prepared. Both sides took turns to lead in the first 10 points, achieving a 5-5 tie and I pulled ahead to win the first game 11-5. The second game was relatively smooth but the third game got a little tight. Pavade’s serve and third ball attack, as well as her serve receive, have some unique characteristics among left-handed players, with excellent ball feel on her part. I think it’s crucial to win the third game or it’ll get more intense in the fourth and even fifth game. Pavade’s form and speed gradually picked up after the first two games.” – Sun Yingsha on her match against Prithika Pavade

Korea Republic’s Men’s Team Sets Up Semifinal against China

Day 8 kicked off with a bang as the Korea Republic’s men’s team took on the Danes in a thrilling showdown, aiming for a spot in the semifinals. With Lim Jonghoon leading the charge and securing an early win, the atmosphere was electrifying. Although Jonathan Groth levelled the score for Team Denmark, the Koreans remained unfazed, rallying back to claim victory in the last two matches. Their resounding win not only guarantees them a podium finish here at home in Busan but also sets up an epic semifinal clash against the top seeds, China.

I think we won the match because we had so much support and cheers, and it was an honour to play as a national team for my country today.” – Lim Jonghoon 

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