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No Timo at the World Cup: Boll Does Not Receive WildCard Invitation

Surprisingly, the seventh in the world rankings, Timo Boll, did not receive a wild card invitation to compete in the World Cup in Halmstad, Sweden (October 16 to 18). The 34-year-old, who won the Cup in 2002 and 2005 and who has been in impressive form recently in the Chinese Super League, feels as one can understand, wronged and fears negative consequences for the Olympics.

When Table Tennis Meets Tech

spin-main All the ingredients of today’s tech bubble were there — venture capitalists, angel investors, and start-up founders wearing t-shirts with company logos. Amid discussion of scalable software solutions, Series Seeds, and Series Cs, one could hear the steady ping and pong of ball hitting table and paddle, the noise echoing through SPiN, a Manhattan social club that usually rents out tables for $100 an hour.

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.

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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