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Reflections on Media Internship: “Perfect” Eight Memorable Days

 04/19/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

The dust has settled, now the Perfect 2016 World Championships, which concluded in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday 6th March, are resigned to the archives of history; for three young people in particular it was an extremely busy time but one that will live clearly in their memory for many years to come.

Undoubtedly for Neha Aggarwal, Amy Ding and Robert Sticht, the three young people who received the ITTF Media Scholarships, a very special experience.

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The Burning Question for Rio: Will Zhang Jike Defend his Title? Ask Him


A place in the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games; will China’s Zhang Jike defend his Men’s Singles in the Brazilian city, with only two players per National Committee eligible to compete in the event in the prestigious multi-sport gathering, it is very much the burning question.

No player has ever retained the title four years later; in fact the only player to gain a medal in the Men’s Singles event in consecutive Olympic Games is Zhang Jike’s mentor, Liu Guoliang.

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Top Place Maintained, Once Again Ma Long Leads World Order


Second place on the podium on the ITTF World Tour in March in Kuwait, the top step one week later in Qatar; China’s Ma Long retains his position at the head of the Men’s World Rankings issued for April 2016.

It is the 14th consecutive publication that has seen the 27 year old head the list, since regaining the coveted position in March 2015 at the expense of colleague, Xu Xin.

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Success Again in Kuwait, Li Xiaoxia Climbs the World Rankings


Title retained in Kuwait, China’s Li Xiaoxia is the player to make the most notable progress amongst the elite names on the Women’s World Rankings issued for April 2016.

The 28 year old reigning Olympic champion moves from no.8 to no.5 on a list where the names immediately above retain their positions; colleagues Liu Shiwen, Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling once again occupy the respective top three places with Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa next in line.

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Exclusive Media Rights Deal Signed with Lagardère Sports


Brokered by TMS International, announced on Tuesday 15th March, the International Table Tennis Federation has signed an exclusive deal with Lagardère Sports, to sell the media rights to all its events worldwide (excluding China, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan).

The deal will run from 2016 to 2020.

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Setting the Standard in Kuala Lumpur, Liu Shiwen Continues in Top Spot


Leading the line for China at the recently concluded Perfect 2016 World Team Championships Kuala Lumpur, Liu Shiwen continues to occupy the top position on the Women’s World Rankings.

She is named in the no.1 spot for the fifth consecutive month on the listings released following the conclusion of proceedings in the Malaysian capital city; it is the fifth consecutive month that she has occupied the exalted position and overall the 27th time during her career.

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Surprise Names Secure First Places, Initial Stage Concludes in Manama

 02/27/2016       Bahrain Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Premium Junior Circuit

Qatar’s Nawaf Al-Malki, alongside the host association’s Saud Alqassimi, were the surprise names to conclude the initial stage of the Junior Boys’ Singles event at the 2016 Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open in Manama in first places in their respective groups on Friday 26th February.

Both upset the seeding.

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Focus on Eight Tables, Wherever in the World, Watch the Drama Unfold

 02/23/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Eight matches per session will be covered live on itTV from the very start of the Perfect World Team Championships; play commences in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday 28th February.

Four tables will be the focus of attention in the Championship Division of each of the Men’s and Women’s events; a further two tables will be highlighted for fixtures in the other divisions which take place in a nearby hall on the same campus.

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One Step Short in Budapest but Reward for Yang Haeun


Doubles titles a plenty but such an accolade in a Women’s Singles events on the ITTF World Tour remains elusive. Recently in Budapest, for the third time in her career, she had to settle for the second step of the podium; at the final hurdle she was beaten by Hong Kong’s Tie Yana.

However, there is cause for Korea’s Yang Haeun to celebrate; on the Women’s World Rankings, issued on Wednesday 3rd February, she climbs from no.17 to no.11, the highest listing of her young career.

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