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ITTF YouTube Channel Reaches One Hundred Million Views


Created in 2010, the YouTube channel of the International Table Tennis Federation has now reached the staggering total of 100,000,000 views.

It is the fourth international federation YouTube channel to reach the milestone; the others being Football (FIFA), Basketball (FIBA) and Badminton (BWF). The success illustrates the fact that table tennis stands tall in the sporting world and that the interest is truly global.

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Top Step of Podium in Tokyo, Liu Shiwen Returns to Top of Standings


Success in Tokyo on Sunday 19th June, China’s Liu Shiwen returns to the top of the ITTF World Tour Women’s Singles Standings (1,100 points); formerly in third spot, she replaces Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa in first place.

Colleague, Ding Ning, the beaten finalist remains in second place (900 points) with Kasumi Ishikawa (656 points) and China’s Li Xiaoxia (600 points) the next in line.

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The Face of Olivasi but Can Vladimir Samsonov Compete with the Face of Dish?


An easily recognisable face promoting a company; one of the most recognisable is that of Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus. He is the face of Olivasi, a Spanish company which, as the name suggests, sells olive oil.

Vladimir Samsonov lives in Spain and he may just have competition from other celebrated Spaniards as the most famous face in the country; a certain Rafael Nadal might run him close.

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Best Performance of Year Results in New Exalted Status for Ho Kwan Kit


A penultimate round Men’s Singles exit at the recently completed 2016 ITTF World Tour Zagreb Open, his best performance of the year and one of the very best of his career, Hong Kong’s Ho Kwan Kit is the player to make the most significant rise in the Men’s World Rankings issued on Thursday 2nd June.

The 19 year old, who earlier in the year had won the Under 21 Men’s Singles event in Qatar, climbs from a previous career high of no.45 to no.28.

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Team Player, Liu Shiwen Once Again Heads Women’s World Rankings


Selected for the Women’s Team event but not the Women’s Singles at the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games, China’s Liu Shiwen is once again named in top spot on the Women’s World Rankings issued on Tuesday 2nd June.

The 25 year old, who first honed her skills in Liaoning Province before moving south to Guangzhou, retains the coveted first place for the eighth consecutive monthly edition; overall for the 30th time in her career.

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Zak Abel: From Nation Champion to Music Sensation


It is one of the most eye-catching music videos for years; the young singer showing off his table tennis skills, including multi-ball, while performing his latest hit “Everybody Needs Love”.

The man combining two extraordinary talents is Zak Abel, a 21 year old Londoner but table tennis insiders might know him better as Zak Zilesnik, former English Cadet Boys’ Singles national champion.

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Media Accreditation for ITTF World Tour Japan Open Now Available

 05/18/2016       ITTF World Tour, Japan Open (Super)

The splendid surroundings of the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is the venue for the forthcoming 2016 ITTF World Tour Laox Japan Open, a Super Series Tournament.

Staged from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th June, it will be the first time that the tournament has been staged in the country’s capital city, as opposed to a prefecture in the Greater Tokyo region.

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Perfect 2016 World Team Championships Most Socially Followed of All Time

 05/09/2016       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Play concluded on Sunday 6th March at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur; for each national association that participated in the event there will be moments which are now indelibly printed in the memory.

It was for China unmitigated success, with titles being retained and retained in an emphatic manner.

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Outstanding in Warsaw and Dubai, Meteoric Rise for Miu Hirano


The winner at the 2016 ITTF World Tour Polish Open in Warsaw, a highly creditable fifth place at Nakheel 2016 Asian Cup in Dubai; Japan’s 16 year old Miu Hirano is the player to make the most significant progress on the Women’s World Rankings issued on Wednesday 4th May.

She climbs from no.19 to no.11 and thus exceeds the previous highest listing of her career; last year in both November and December, she was named at no.16.

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