Ito, Hayata settle for table tennis bronze

More Sports Jun 5, 2017

Ito, Hayata settle for table tennis bronze

Mima Ito and Hina Hayata will go home with bronze medals after losing their Table Tennis World Championships women's doubles semifinal on Monday. The two 16-year-olds failed to win the big points in the first two games before falling to China's Ding Ning and Liu ...

More Sports Jun 5, 2017

Oshima, Morizono claim silver at table tennis worlds

Yuya Oshima and Masataka Morizono gave Japan its first World Table Tennis Championships men's doubles silver medal in 48 years Sunday after being beaten 4-1 by the Chinese pair of Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin. The last Japanese men's pair to win silver was Nobuhiko ...

Hirano advances to semis at worlds

More Sports Jun 3, 2017

Hirano advances to semis at worlds

Miu Hirano guaranteed the first medal for her country in 48 years in the women's singles at the World Table Tennis Championships on Friday, beating Feng Tianwei of Singapore in straight games to reach the semifinals. Up against the world No. 4 and London Games ...

Harimoto stuns Mizutani at table tennis worlds

More Sports Jun 2, 2017

Harimoto stuns Mizutani at table tennis worlds

World Table Tennis Championships debutant Tomokazu Harimoto secured a shock 4-1 win over Rio bronze medalist Jun Mizutani on Thursday in the second round of men's singles. The 13-year-old Harimoto, whose parents are from China, won the boy's singles at the world junior championships in ...

Mizutani determined to succeed at worlds

More Sports May 23, 2017

Mizutani determined to succeed at worlds

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Jun Mizutani knows what he must do in order to stand on the podium at the World Table Tennis Championships for the first time, and is poised to continue challenging China's dominance in the sport. "I won't be able to win ...