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Relive Magical May, the Excitement of the LIEBHERR World Championships

06/12/2013 LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships,13 May 2013 - 20 May 2013, Paris, FRA

A month to remember, the month of the May 2013, the month where the focal point was the LIEBHERR World Championships staged in the French capital city of Paris.

You can relive those memorable moments in the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy by tuning in to Pongcast.

The names of those who gained medals are now emblazoned in history. Zhang Jike retained his Menís Singles title; Li Xiaoxia, after being the runner up in 2007 and 2011, clinched Womenís Singles gold and teamed with Guo Yue to secure the Womenís Doubles crown for a third consecutive time.....
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Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong Return Home National Heroes After Paris Triumph

06/03/2013 LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships,13 May 2013 - 20 May 2013, Paris, FRA

Success for Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong in the Mixed Doubles event at the recently concluded LIEBHERR World Championships in Paris has made the duo national heroes.

It was only the third time since the Table Tennis Association of the Democratic Peopleís Republic of Korea was formed in 1956 that the country had won a gold medal at a World Championships; the other occasions came in 1975 in Calcutta and in 1977 in Birmingham when Park Yung Sun won the Womenís Singles event.

The result of the success was that when Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong returned home, there was a state welcome.....
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LIEBHERR World Championships: the Long and Short of the Score in Paris

05/29/2013 LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships,13 May 2013 - 20 May 2013, Paris, FRA

The record books are quite clear and are now in the annals of history.

At the LIEBHERR World Championships which concluded in Paris on Monday 20th May 2013, Zhang Jike retained his Menís Singles titles, whilst Li Xiaoxia claimed the Womenís Singles crown; for the first time ever, the both reigning Olympic champions became World champions.

Furthermore, Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia won the Womenís Doubles title for the third consecutive time; whilst for the first time in a decade, China did not complete a clean sweep of titles. Chinese Taipeiís Chen Chien-An won the Menís Doubles event, whilst the top step of the Mixed Doubles podium was reserved for DPR Koreaís Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong.....
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New Role, New Status for Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan following Paris Gold

05/29/2013 LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships,13 May 2013 - 20 May 2013, Paris, FRA

Elected members of the International Table Tennis Federation in 1983, after 30 years of trying, Chinese Taipei finally secured a gold medal at a World Championships.

On Sunday 19th May 2013, Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan upset the formbook to win the Menís Doubles title at the LIEBHERR World Championships in Paris.

A landmark victory, the duo returned home as heroes and as a result of their outstanding success in the French capital, they have new a new found status, new roles and new responsibilities.

They are to promote tourism in Chinese Taipei.
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Memorable Moments and Thanks for the Memories from Paris to Paris

05/23/2013 LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships,13 May 2013 - 20 May 2013, Paris, FRA

The dust has settled, the LIEBHERR World Championships have concluded, winners of the respective Menís and Womenís Singles events being Chinaís Zhang Jike and Li Xiaoxia.

Both are players who dazzled with their excellence and both are players whose efforts will live long in the memory; both are inscribing their names indelibly in the history books of sport.

Zhang Jike yet again he proved himself the man who for the big occasion; his well-honed legs enabling him to execute a tirade of top spin strokes.
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Vladimir Samsonov Receives Swaythling Club Fair Play Award in Paris

05/21/2013 LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships,13 May 2013 - 20 May 2013, Paris, FRA

Presented by the Swaythling Club International, the Richard Bergmann Fair Play Trophy at the LIEBHERR World Championships was awarded to Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus.

The award was first made in 1967 to Swedenís late Kjell Johansson.

It is made to a player who displayed the true credentials of sportsmanship at the Championships and keeps alive the name of one of the legends of the sport, Richard Bergmann.

Born in Vienna on Thursday 10th April 1919, Richard Bergmann competed in 13 World Championships; he made his debut in Prague in 1936 and bid farewell in Stockholm in 1957. Sadly he passed away on Sunday 5th April 1970.....
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Title Retained, Zhang Jike Clinches Gold at LIEBHERR World Championships

05/20/2013 LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships,13 May 2013 - 20 May 2013, Paris, FRA

Victorious in Rotterdam two years earlier, Zhang Jike repeated the his feat of 2011 to win the Menís Singles title at the LIEBHERR World Championships in Paris on Monday 20th May 2013.

Once again it was the same player he beat in the final; he overcame Wang Hao in six games (11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-7) to retain the title.

It was the fourth consecutive occasion that Wang Hao had to settle for the silver medal in a major final against Zhang Jike.

In addition to the defeats in the World Championships, he had beaten Wang Hao in the final of the LIEBHERR Menís World Cup, also in Paris, in November 2011 and in London in 2012 in the Menís Singles final at the Olympic Games.....
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