CHINA’S Olympic champion Ma Long will once again start as a strong favourite at the ITTF World Tour Qatar Open, where he opens his campaign in the Round of 32 as the top 16 seeds have been given bye.
IT IS OFFICIAL. Khalil Ahmed Al Mohannadi announced his candidature for the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) presidential election last week.
CHINA’S Olympic champion Ma Long capped off a glorious year by defending his ITTF World Tour Grand Finals title at the Ali bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha last week.
KNOWN for his explosive footwork and forehand loops, China’s Fan Zhendong is a difficult opponent.
OLYMPIC champions Ma Long and Ding Ning won the ITTF Male and Female Awards respectively at a ceremony held on the sidelines of the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals last week.
TABLE tennis fans were in for a visual treat literally during the World Tour Grand Finals at the Ali bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha after a new broadcasting technology was introduced.
QATAR has emerged as a top-notch sports destination, having hosted several major international competitions, including last year’s Handball and Boxing World Championships.
CHINESE and Japanese players dominate the list of nominees for the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) Star Awards, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha on Thursday.
CHINA’S world No.1 Ding Ning is not contemplating retirement although many consider that she is past her prime.
Olympic silver medallist Zhang Jike of China pulled out of the World Tour Grand Finals citing a foot injury.
THE stage is set for the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) Star Awards-2016 and the World Tour grand finale. The creme de la creme of the sport is to descend on Doha this week and the Qatar Table Tennis Association (QTTA) has made elaborate arrangements to make the event a grand success.
MOHAMED Adbulwahab won the singles and doubles titles in the Under-18 age category at the 2016 ITTF Morocco Open for Juniors and Cadets in Agadir recently.
THE International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) World Hopes Week and Challenge, which concluded at the ASPIRE Academy last week, helped a lot of young players and coaches gain valuable knowledge.