Lily 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.
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.
This 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.
We invite you to view STIGA’s 70th Anniversary Video. During our 70 years a lot of things have happened in the world of table tennis. World Champions have come and gone, rules and surroundings have changed, new and innovative products have been developed. This is a history we want to share with all of you!
Congratulations to Krish and Lily on qualifying for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games!
Presenting the newest rubber from STIGA! Adopted for the upcoming poly ball with the new Oxygen Capsule System. Available soon in S and M.
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