Lily Zhang’s Amazing 2014 Year

USA Table TennisVideo tribute to Lily Zhang, the 2014 US Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles Champion. In 2014 Lily represented USA admirably at the World Championships, Youth Olympics, and Junior World Championships where she brought home two medals and helped TEAM USA reach the podium.

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Two Olympic Youth gold medals for China and the Stiga Infinity VPS V

YOG_goldThe singles event at the 2014 Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing has come to a close. China won two gold medals when the overwhelming favorite and STIGA player Fan Zhendong lived up to all expectations and crowned his career with an Olympic gold medal. Chinese player Liu Gaoyang also won gold in the Women’s singles event. Both gold medalists play with the STIGA blade Infinity VPS V. See this article for videos on the players and blade.

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Bronze Medal for USA’s Lily Zhang at Youth Olympics

lily_bronze_cropped Lily Zhang does not disappoint. Touted as one of Team USA’s brightest stars heading into the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the 2012 Olympian successfully captured the bronze medal in women’s singles table tennis Wednesday morning. Zhang had already been receiving attention as the only American to compete at an Olympic Games prior to the Youth Olympic Games, and now she has made history again as the first American to win a table tennis medal at either the Olympic Games or the Youth Olympic Games.

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Lily Zhang of USA Reached the Semi-Finals of Youth Olympic Games

lily_yog_croppedLily Zhang of USA reached the semi-finals of the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, before a 4-1 defeat by number one seed Duo Hoi Kem of Hong Kong. (11-1, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-6). In the other semi-final match, Liu Gaoyang of China overcame Japan’s Miyu Kato in front of 4,000 spectators at Wutaishan Gymnasium. The bronze medal match between Lily Zhang and Miyu Kato is scheduled for 10:00 am on Wednesday, Aug. 20th; and the gold medal match between Duo Hoi Kem and Liu Gaoyang is scheduled for 11:30am.

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Lily Zhang: Looking Forward to the Youth Olympic Games

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USA’s star, Lily Zhang, had outstanding wins in the USA matches against the top teams in the world in the Championship Division of the World Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo in May, 2014. Lily is USA’s best hope for winning an Olympic Medal in Table Tennis. She is on her way to Nanjing, China for the Youth Olympic Games.

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Nothing is Impossible – Ibrahim Hamato Plays Table Tennis with No Hands

ibrahimThis ITTF video is the unique story of a man from Egypt who plays table tennis with no hands. Ibrahim Hamato was invited as an honored guest of ITTF President Adham Sharara to visit and enjoy the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Ibrahim Hamato is shown playing table tennis with Jun Mizutani, rated #9 in the World from Japan; Wang Hao, former World Champion from China; Ma Long, #2 World Ranked from China; and Vladimir Samsonov, t.t. legend from Belarus.

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