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World Team Table Tennis Championships postponed due to COVID-19

The World Team Table Tennis Championships, due to take place next month in the Busan, South Korea, were postponed on Tuesday following a leap in novel coronavirus cases. The International Table Tennis Federation said the event, originally planned for March 22-29, had been provisionally rescheduled ...

More Sports Mar 4, 2016

Japan men advance to semifinals at table tennis worlds

Japan's men beat Hong Kong 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Friday, securing a medal for the fifth straight tournament. Japan, ranked third in the world, was ahead after Jun Mizutani took the first match 13-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5 ...

More Sports Mar 3, 2016

Japan paddlers roll into second round at worlds

Japan's men made it five wins out of five and topped its group at the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Wednesday as they geared up for the second round. Japan, which had already secured its place in the knockout phase, beat Portugal 3-1 in ...

More Sports Apr 30, 2014

Japan women improve to 4-0 at table tennis worlds

Host Japan's women defeated Taiwan 3-0 to pick up their fourth consecutive victory at the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Wednesday. With the win, Japan improved to 4-0 in Group B to all but book its spot in the quarterfinals in first place. Japan's ...

More Sports Mar 19, 2014

Ishigaki replaces Fukuhara for worlds

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

An unexpected phone call turned out to be surprising, but a pleasant one for Yuka Ishigaki when the 24-year-old table tennis player learned she would replace the injured Ai Fukuhara in the upcoming Japan Table 2014, the World Team Table Tennis Championships. The Japan Table ...