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วันเสาร์ที่ 15 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2554

蔡振华:当年棒打鸳鸯实属无奈 队员谈恋爱很正常

昨天,2010年中国乒球大师赛总决赛在北川举行。最终王皓战胜马琳获得男子冠军,而女子冠军则被郭焱摘得。国家体育总局副局长蔡振华昨天也来到了比赛现场。除了对乒球队员的表现做出点评外,蔡振华更谈到了目前中国乒乓球队逐渐爆出的"绯闻"事件,"如今的运动员绝不是视野和思维狭小的人,他们也有生活,也应该有自己的个性。"

蔡振华亮相北川
当年"棒打"实属无奈

回忆起当年的"棒打",蔡振华也感到很无奈,"就是因为这个事情,我被很多媒体问了好多年。但说实话,当时并不是我有意要干涉运动员的感情生活,只是在特殊时期下的一种治队方式而已。当时中国乒乓球队正在积极备战2004年雅典奥运,但队里出现了不好的风气,整个队伍,尤其是二队17至18岁的小孩,把谈朋友作为时尚。"

正是在这样的前提下,当时中国乒乓球队将4名谈恋爱的队员送回了地方队,其中包括王皓当时的女友范瑛、马琳前女友白杨等。时隔7年后,蔡振华再次谈到这个问题时依然认为自己当时的决定没有任何问题,"运动员的天职也是在赛场上获得好的成绩。不过此后媒体有种误读,认为乒乓球队不支持队员谈恋爱、在干涉他们的私生活。但实际情况也没有那么严重。"

运动员应有自己的个性

与当年"棒打鸳鸯"相比,如今中国体育界对运动员的婚恋环境更为"宽松"。过去的"雷区"中国乒乓球队已多次传出喜讯,除了王皓与彭陆洋外,还有张继科与刘诗雯这对小恋人,再加上刚刚爆出的王励勤与成都女主播之间的故事,一时间乒乓球帅哥靓女时常抢占娱乐头条的位置。

对此,蔡振华表示,"不论是队员之间谈恋爱,还是与体育圈外的人士处对象,这都是很正常的事情。运动员并不是狭隘的人,他们也有自己的知识圈子和交际圈子,他们也应该多与外界接触,拓展自己的视野。作为当代的运动员,则更应该有自己的个性。在保证训练、力争最好成绩的前提下,我并不反对他们有自己更多、更丰富的生活。这件事本身并没有什么对错可言。"(来源:天府早报 记者:张志凌 照片: 李国东 摄)


蔡振华:当年棒打鸳鸯实属无奈 队员谈恋爱很正常>>中文

วันพุธที่ 28 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2553

Multi-Year Deal Signed with Universal Sports


Universal to provide extensive World Championships coverage
An agreement with Universal Sports was announced on Wednesday 28th April 2010 to broadcast the 2010, 2011 and 2012 World Table Tennis Championships.

Commitment Continues
Therefore, Universal continues its commitment to bring Olympic related and world class sports programming to the United States.

The multi-year deal was made with Anders Thunstr๖m, Managing Director of TMS International, on behalf of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Universal Sports previously broadcast the finals of the 2009 World Championships from Yokohoma, Japan, and their relationship with the ITTF dates back to 2007.

Exciting Sport
“We are very excited to provide coverage of this popular Olympic event in the United States, helping to promote table tennis to our national audience,” said Claude Ruibal, Chairman of Universal Sports. “Many don’t realize the excitement of watching table tennis; it is truly an exciting spectator sport; the speed of the game and the skill of these athletes are simply phenomenal. Both avid fans and the casual sports fan will find the competitions thrilling.”

"The United States deserves a network that carries the World Table Tennis Championships and we are very pleased with the agreement reached with Universal Sports," said Thunstr๖m. “The network has grown tremendously of late, and now more than 61 million Americans can watch this incredible sport.”

Future World Championships
The 50th World Team Table Tennis Championships will be held in Moscow, from Sunday 23rd to Sunday 30th May 2010. More than 130 countries are expected to send players to the event. The team events consist of three players from one country competing in a round-robin stage with the top teams moving into the play-offs. Universal Sports will broadcast the semi-finals and finals for the Men’s and Women’s Team Championships from Moscow.

The 2011 World Individual Table Tennis Championships will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, featuring Men's and Women's singles, Men's and Women's doubles and Mixed Doubles. The 2012 World Team Table Tennis Championships will be hosted by Dortmund, Germany.

International Table Tennis Federation
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) was founded in 1926. Table tennis made its Olympic debut at the 1988 Seoul Games.

Universal Sports
Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, serves as the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic-related sports programming on television and online. Universal Sports is available in more than 61 million homes, including all of the nation’s top 10 DMAs: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington, D.C. Recent expansion includes launches in Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Denver, Portland, and Jacksonville. Go to UniversalSports.com for a complete list of TV markets. Major world championship and Olympic qualifying events found on Universal Sports range from track and field, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, marathons and cycling, to volleyball, rowing, triathlon, fencing, speed skating and martial arts. UniversalSports.com delivers an immersive experience via live and on-demand competition coverage, interaction with top athletes through blogs and in-depth access to Olympic sports news and information year round. For more information on the availability of the Universal Sports 24-hour television channel, please visit UniversalSports.com.

Contacts
Universal Sports:
Melisa Mowry
Tel:240-396-1906
mmowry@universalsports.com

Amy Sorrells
Tel: 404-550 4885
E-mail: amyssorrells@comcast.net

Greg Hughes
Tel: 404-394-3700
ghughes5425@gmail.com

วันเสาร์ที่ 3 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2553

"直通莫斯科"最后一战 三大主力首轮遭淘汰


王皓1/4决赛完败于李平
中国乒乓球男队"直通莫斯科"第三阶段比赛4月1日在大连海事大学进行。被主教练刘国梁称为"超一流"的四位主力,仅马龙一人首轮过关;马琳、王皓和王励勤被淘汰,三位大牌球员能否入选世乒赛男团阵容,要等教练组的最后裁决。

"直通莫斯科"是为5月末进行的第50届世乒赛团体赛选拔参赛队员,在此前两个阶段比赛中,小将许昕和张继科抢走两个席位。本站比赛将产生最后一个"直通"名额,另外两席将由教练组决定。

为显示比赛的公正,刘国梁在比赛现场主持了抽签仪式,并提醒队员:"命运掌握在你们自己手中。"轮到马琳抽签时,只剩下两名对手,要么对郝帅,要么对在前两轮"直通"赛中将他淘汰的陈玘。陈玘一脸坏笑,希望被马琳抽中。抽到郝帅之后,马琳难掩喜悦,但郝帅并没让老大哥高兴多久。

斗志旺盛的郝帅在比赛中以3:2击败受离婚案困扰、竞技状态不佳的马琳。有记者赛后问马琳如何重振雄风,马琳答:"只要把一个`乱'字解决"。

上届世乒赛男单冠军王皓延续自己的低迷表现,直落三局向小将李平缴械。"我没想到自己会输,"王皓赛后说。

近来对王皓批评较多的刘国梁并没有对这位八一队小师弟失去信心。他说:"王皓只要调整好状态,重新赢得教练组的信任,他还是有机会参加2012年奥运会。"

老将王励勤与陈玘苦战五局告负。陈玘的老乡、江苏乒乓球运动管理中心主任李一冰女士在陈玘获胜后,喜不自禁,拍着记者的肩膀大声叫好。

两天前在广州国际精英赛上称雄的马龙,以3:0轻取雷振华,成为四强中唯一的"超一流"选手。

在评价马琳、王皓和王励勤三位选手时,刘国粱说:"在2008年奥运会之前,他们是国家队的绝对主力,而现在,他们只是主力军的一部分。"(来源:新华网 记者:蔡拥军 曹剑杰 照片:新华社记者任勇 摄)


"直通莫斯科"最后一战 三大主力首轮遭淘汰>>中文

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 11 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2553

African Countries Set to Benefit from Paris Initiative



Organised successfully by the Development Department of the International Table Tennis Federation in conjunction with the French Table Tennis Federation, an ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Course was staged over a two day period in Paris on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th Match 2010.

In charge of proceedings in the French capital city, a centre for fashion, business, industry and culture as well as being recognised as the world’s most visited city, was Leandro Olvech, the ITTF Co-ordinator of Development Programmes.

Home for the programme was l'Institut National du Sport et de l'Education Physique (INSEP) and the splendid Headquarters of the French Table Tennis Federation.

Deliver Courses in French
A total of eight students attended the course, three being women with the goal being to increase the number of French speaking Course Conductors able to deliver the ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Course.

“The main aim of the programme was to prepare more French speaking course conductors able to deliver courses in Africa; all the participants were well prepared, being professional full time workers in table tennis”, explained Leandro Olvech. “Some of them are regional development officers; they just needed to be educated with regards the ITTF system and philosophies for development and administrative procedures; we hope to allocate them to deliver courses in French speaking African countries.”

Therefore, creating a consistent approach with everybody “singing from the same hymn sheet” was a main aspect of the two day programme whilst also making sure that everyone was up-to-date.

Para Table Tennis Element
“There was also specific education about Para Table Tennis”, continued Leandro Olvech. “Three currently active ITTF course conductors joined this course in order to be able to deliver the Para Table Tennis module in the future, instead of just teaching conventional table tennis; they were Karima Tellaa, Isabelle Thibaud and Etienne Guicherd.”

Positive Response
All three responded in a positive manner.

“I am happy to learn about Para Table Tennis”, said Karima Tellaa. We saw many new things; I can then pass it on in Algeria, my home land, and in future courses.”

Equally, Etienne Guichard was delighted. “It was a very good initiative from the International Table Tennis Federation and especially the ITTF Development Programme, now I’m looking forward to pass on the information.”

Delighted Course Conductor
Two delighted Course Conductors and a well satisfied Course Instructor.
“Very often we are in contact with national associations to organize courses”, explained Leandro Olvech. “I was pleased to meet them face to face and to know that they can provide an even better service to the African national associations and federations.”

We live an age of rapid communications thanks to mobile telephones that accept and send e-mails and computers that crash without any logical reason but contact is and will always be the best form of

Vote of Thanks
“The course could not have been organized without the local support provided by the French Table Tennis Federation and in particular, Claude Bergeret, responsible for the Federation’s International Relationships”, concluded Leandro Olvech. “Her efforts were outstanding; also Gilles Corbion, the FFTT Deputy Technical Director, he played a major role; my thanks to both of them and all the participants!”

A very successful course and, thanks to Leandro Olvech and the efforts of the ITTF Development Department, the opportunities for French speaking Africa have been suitably enhanced; another door has been opened.

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 14 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2553

First Stage of Proceedings Negotiated Without Alarm by Top Seeds


Omar Bedair safely through to the main draw in Cairo  Photo By: Karl Jindrak

In the group stage of the Girls’ Singles and Cadet Girls’ events at the Egypt junior Open in Cairo, the leading players all emerged in first place in their respective groups.

In the Boys’ and Cadet Boys’ Singles competitions it was exactly the same scenario, the leading players were never threatened and the host nation having cause to celebrate.

Both 17 year old Khalid Assar and 15 year old Omar Bedair, the respective no.2 and no.8 seeded players emerged in first place in the groups; furthermore, neither was troubled, neither conceded a single game.

Similar Vein
Equally, Poland’s Robert Floras, the no.1 seed, progressed with surrendering and individual game as did Germany’s Arne Holter, seeded no.3 and Russia’s Philipp Kuimov, seeded one place below.

In similar vein the next four seeds all finished in top place in their groups.

Success came the way of Germany’s Tran Le Vu, Canada’s Pierre-Luc Theriault and Croatia’s Luka Fucec; none was seriously troubled.

One Exception
Furthermore, with one exception, it was the same lower down the ranks; the highest rated player in the group finished in top place.

The one exception was the defeat of Poland’s Konrad Kulpa by Hong Kong’s Li Hon Ming; the latter won a close five games duel before defeating Kuwait’s Hamad Abdullah to secure first place in the group. Konrad Kulpa progressed in second place to the main draw.

Seeds in Form
Similarly in the Cadet Boys’ Singles event, the top four players all progressed; the only exception of note being top seed, Italy’s Leonardo Mutti who withdrew from the event.

Singapore’s Clarence Chew, Hong Kong’s Hung Wah Tak and Daryl Hung, all enjoyed comfortable victories as did Hong Kong’s Li Hon Ming, Singapore’s Tay Jit Kat and Lam Siu Hang, also from Hong Kong.

Defeat but qualification
However, for the no.8 seed, Egypt’s Shady Magdy there was defeat. He was beaten by Singapore’s Chau Jia Liang.

The Singaporean won the group with Shady Magdy in second place; both progressed to the main draw.

วันศุกร์ที่ 15 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2553

Historical Battleground Saved to Stage Intense Combat a Century Later


Dimitrij Ovtcharov will have plenty of support if selected, he plays for Villette Charleroi  Photo By: Vladimir Mirskij
Mons the capital city of the Belgian province of Hainaut was the scene of fierce fighting between British and German troops on 23rd and 24th August 1914, the first battle of World War One.

Almost 100 years later it will be the scene of fierce fighting and brave deeds yet again.

Thankfully, it will be fierce fighting of a very different nature.

Great Britain and Germany will be on the same side as Europe faces Asia on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th October 2010 for the second leg of the Euro-Asia All Stars Series.

Accessible
The event will be staged in the Mons Arena which has a seating capacity for 3,700 spectators; being only 20 kilometres from the French border and 30 kilometres from Charleroi, a city with strong traditions in the sport of table tennis, Mons provide an ideal home.

Experienced Organiser
Organising the two day event will be Philippe Saive Management, the company that so successfully organised the Liebherr Men’s World Cup in Li่ge in 2005 and 2007.

Media Interest
Both the event in China and in Europe attracted vast media interest in 2009 with Asia winning the first duel in Beijing by six matches to four and Europe the second in Istanbul by six matches to five.

Once again with possiblities of such exciting players as Ma Long, Joo Se Hyuk, Jun Mizutani Timo Boll, Vladimir Samsonov and Michael Maze on duty, the event promises to be a fantastic occasion.

Equally should Dimitrij Ovtcharov gain a place in the team he will be very much the "local man". Currently he plays for Royal La Villette Charleroi; ther club being just down the road from Mons.

Asian Leg
The Asian leg will be staged in Beijing from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th April 2010.

วันจันทร์ที่ 4 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2553

Olympic and World Titles Galore but Winning is Not Everything


The inscrutable Chinese; well that is the common concept in many parts of the world about the players from the nation that dominates the sport of table tennis.

It’s a perception that is outdated, meet the players from the Chinese national team and you meet charming people; just as you do anywhere in the world.


However, the traditional concept is a situation that is of concern to Liu Guoliang, the Head Coach of the Chinese Men’s Team.

Winning Olympic and World titles is not sufficient.

Characters

He is increasingly of the view that in China, the sport is in need of players with enigmatic characters and that unless players with personalities emerge, the sport will decline in popularity.

According to an article published in the China Daily on Thursday 31st December 2009, it would seem that Liu Guoliang wants rid of the inscrutable tag; he was characters.

Coach: Personalities Wanted

Chen Qi was considered a bad boy three years ago.

The table tennis Olympic champion threw his paddle and kicked a chair after losing to teammate Wang Hao in the final of the 2006 Asian Cup.

He was sent to work in a remote area and undergo military training for two weeks by table tennis officials, who said the penalty was made to "zhi bing jiu ren", which means "cure the sickness and save the patient".

Now, Chen is seen as a role model for the all-conquering but always poker-faced Chinese table tennis team due to concerns about the decreasing popularity of the national pastime.

According to Liu Guoliang, head coach of China's team, winning gold medals at international competitions is no longer appealing to Chinese fans. What they want to see are athletes with personalities, he said.

"The Chinese table tennis team has a rich history of 50 years and a tradition of strict management. It has helped us to dominate the sport on the world stage," Liu said. "But as times change, gold medals alone don't feed the fans; you have to show unique characteristics. Our Chinese players are not doing a very good job of that."

Liu was stunned by the few people who came to the airport to meet the squad a month ago after it narrowly defended its men's team title at the Asian Championships in India.

"I really didn't expect it (such a poor reception at the airport). It was such a thrilling match (against Japan) but it seemed no one was paying attention," Liu said.

He attributed the sport's shrinking glamour to the players' lack of personality and has encouraged more players to learn from Chen's example.

"Chen Qi may be a little bit 'wild' on the court but he impresses the fans a lot. We will try to help every athlete build a distinct personality and engrave their image on the fans' minds."

Liu has even cited himself as a good example. As the first Chinese man to collect the three most weighty world titles - Olympic, World Championship and World Cup, he is remembered by the fans for his distinct shaven-headed image to show his great determination in tough times.

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 29 พฤศจิกายน พ.ศ. 2552

ITTF PRESS RELEASE: ITTF AWARDED BEST PEACE PROJECT IN MONACO


Lausanne, 27th November 2009 - The International Table Tennis Federation was awarded the best peace project from an International Sports Federation on the occasion of the annual forum of the the non government organisation Peace and Sport.
The awards ceremony was held in Monaco, in the Salle Empire of the H๔tel de Paris on the evening of Thursday 26th November. After the gala dinner, ITTF Vice President Mr. Thomas WEIKERT received the award from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Leandro Olvech (left), Prince Albert and Thomas Weikert during the award ceremony in Monaco.

Peace and Sport is an non government organisation based in Monaco under the patronage of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Its mission is to promote sustainable peace by raising awareness about and educating youth about peace using the structuring values of sport.

Quotes from the ITTF Key Persons
ITTF President Adham SHARARA said: "I am extremely pleased that the ITTF was recognized by the Peace and Sport organization by being awarded this very prestigious award for 2009. We cannot say that the ITTF 'won' the award, because all International Sports Federations strive for peace through sport. But we can be proud that our tireless work and efforts are being observed and appreciated by the international community.

It is an honour for the ITTF to receive such an award from the hands of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

I personally want to thank Mr. Jo๋l BOUZOU, the President of Peace and Sport, for pushing the peace message through sport for a better world. I also want to thank our Development Department, under the professional leadership of its Executive Director, Glenn TEPPER, and his Development Manager, Leandro OLVECH, and all their field workers for their excellent work and bringing attention to the ITTF's efforts in development. It is a positive sign that our new Vice President of Development, Melecio RIVERA, has brought us good tidings and recognition for our efforts. It is also a very positive sign that our Vice President, Thomas WEIKERT, was the recipient of the award on behalf of the ITTF; we will now send him to all award ceremonies. Bravo ITTF, bravo ITTF Development Department! This is a jewel of a reward for all of us."

ITTF Vice President Mr. Thomas WEIKERT said on the podium: "The ITTF is very proud of this award, we are currently running programmes in Iraq, Jordan and Colombia. This award will keep us working and improving. We would like to thank Peace and Sport and we hope to continue working with you."
Two Germans in Monaco - ITTF Executive Vice President Thomas Weikert (left) and jury member Willi Lemke, UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.

Executive Director of Development Programs Mr. Glenn TEPPER said: "This is truly great news and the culmination of many years work! In 1999 a visionary leader, ITTF President Adham SHARARA, initiated the ITTF Development Program with a pilot project in Oceania. >From these humble beginnings, today the ITTF Development Program has five full-time staff, 50 part-time staff, an annual budget of over one million US dollars, and approximately 100 courses per year worldwide and approximately 30 equipment packages provided worldwide annually.

That growth and this award have been the result of a large number of development staff, continental development officers, ITTF staff, ITTF Executive Committee members, continental presidents and the real foot soldiers, the coaches, the Umpires and Rules Committee course conductors, and varied specialist course conductors that have taken table tennis to the world. To all of you, I wish we all share this moment, allow ourselves some time to reflect on a job well done, before moving ahead with renewed and increased motivation, knowing that the long hours and sacrifices made do make a difference, and are recognised."

ITTF Executive Director of Operations and Olympic Games Mr. Jordi SERRA said: "Big, big congratulations for this great award! I think this is also a recognition of Adham SHARARA's vision when he decided to start with the Development Plan in 1999 and to make the ITTF development as one of the priorities. A recognition as well of course to the good work of Glenn TEPPER and Leandro OLVECH on Development.

Coordinator of Development Programmes Mr. Leandro OLVECH said: "This is, of course, a motivation for us to continue working in the social field using the table tennis as a tool. The Development Program is bringing opportunities to all of our 207 member associations that hopefully will be more next year. We want to be present worldwide, and assist all our members from Niue in Oceania with 1,500 inhabitants to Anguilla in the Caribbean with 15,000 that will join us next year.

We were present in Monaco with Thomas WEIKERT but anyway Adham SHARARA and Glenn TEPPER should have been with us as they deserve the credit as visionaries and 'parents' of the Development Program; this is dedicated to them."
Pride in their eyes - Thomas Weikert and Leandro Olvech with the award in the magnificent 'Salle Empire' of the H๔tel de Paris in Monaco.

The Nominations for the Best Peace Project Award were:
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) for its "Catch the Spirit" project which promotes peace and reconciliation in areas where inter-community tension runs high in the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka).
- The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for its development programmes which use the values of table tennis as an instrument of integration and social stability in the disadvantaged urban areas in Afghanistan, Yemen, Jordan and Colombia.
- The International Powerboating Union (UIM) for its "Race for Peace" initiative aimed at bringing communities together in Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland and the United Kingdom.

An Illustrious Jury
- Mr. Jo๋l BOUZOU, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, World Champion in Modern Pentathlon and Olympic medallist.
- Mr. Wilfried LEMKE, United Nations Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace
- Mr. Wilson KIPKETER, three times World Champion in track and field
- Mr. Pernilla WIBERG, Ski Olympic champion and IOC member
- Ms. H.E. Prof. Hellen M. P. SAMBILI, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kenya
- Mr. Johann Olav KOSS, President, Right To Play, Speed skating Olympic champion
- Mr. Matvey SHPARO,Arctic explorer, Russia
- Mr. Erik MONJALOUS, Sales & Marketing Director, Agence France-Press

Humanitarian Focus
The ITTF Development Programme has a strong humanitarian focus in addition to the 100 courses conducted worldwide annually. These are among others:
- the Tsunami Rebuilding Project - through fundraising and tapping into the generosity of the table tennis community included re-building projects, courses, training camps and equipment packages for affected countries
- Goodwill Fund provides special projects for disadvantaged groups and has included projects in Uganda, Congo DR, Iraq, Kenya, Kosova, Peru, Haiti and Cuba and has mine education in Balkans outside of the normal national federation courses.
- UNHCR Project in Yemen Refugee Camps
- Women's Project in Rural Egypt-changing the perception of women in society through table tennis.
From left: Leandro Olvech, Juan Pique (Colombianitos Projects Director), Yann Coelenbier (Peace and Sport, Managing Director), Monica Ospina (Colombianitos board member), J๖el Bouzou (Peace and Sport President) and Thomas Weikert holding the T-shirt of the Ping Pong Paz programme in Colombia.

Tradition in Peace Missions
The ITTF has a long history of using table tennis as a vehicle for social change and facilitating sustainable peace. Starting with the 1971 Ping Pong Diplomacy, table tennis also brought together the two Korea's for the 1991 World Championships.

The ITTF was the first International Sports Federation to officially recognise the united South Africa Table Tennis Board, and played an active role in assisting their re-entry to the World Sporting Stage.

In 2004, the ITTF was the first International Sports Federation to go back into Afghanistan post-war in a joint project with the IOC. Not only were different ethnic groups working together for the first time in this project, but also women joined the men for the first time in many years.

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 22 พฤศจิกายน พ.ศ. 2552

Indian Hopes Disappear as Thailand’s Technically Correct Trio Prevails




The host nation’s hopes of the top prize in the First Division of the Women’s Team event at the Asian Championships in the Indian city of Lucknow disappeared in the space of just over one hour on Tuesday 17th November 2009.

They suffered a three matches to nil defeat against Thailand; the trio of Nanthana Komwong, Suthasini Sawettabut and Anisara Komwong were in no mood for charity; there was a mission and that mission was completed in a most efficient manner.

Quite simply the technically better team won the day, shorter quicker strokes, faster footwork and superior over the table were the differences.

Successes
Nanthana Komwong beat Mouma Das in three straight games, Suthasini Sawettabut followed suit by overcoming Shamini Kumaresan by the same margin whilst matters came to an end with Anisara Muangsuk recording a four games victory over Poulomi Ghatak.

Aggressive
“I knew I had to be aggressive”, said Nanthana Komwong. “I’d played Mouma before and won so I was reasonably confident; today I felt my forehand topspin was good, it won me a lot of points.”

Nanthana Komwong, experienced on the ITTF Pro Tour, gave Thailand the start they need and the least experienced member of the team immediately followed suit.

Debut
It is the first time that Suthasinee Sawettabut has played in an Asian Championships; however, she has been a regular face at ITTF Global Junior Programme events and is no stranger to the international arena.

“I think I played well today”, she said. “I was positive and I felt confident.”

Certainly she moved well and played with a high level of consistency.

Tested
Two matches to nil ahead, the impetus was with Thailand and Anisara Muangsuk, arguably the most experienced member of the team duly brought matters to an end.

However, she was tested by the powerful Poloumi Ghatak.

“I had problems with her topspin play; especially when she played from the forehand”, said Anisara Muangsuk. “Eventually I was able to win by blocking the ball better as the match progressed.”

DPR Korea Books Final Place
Success for Thailand and also for DPR Korea; they beat Malaysia by three matches to nil.

Star of the show for DPR Korea was Kim Jong; she beat both Chiu Soo Jin and Beh Lee Wei with Kim Hye Song adding the one further win with victory over Fan Xiao Jun.

The one win for Malaysia came from the voice of experience; Beh Lee Wei beat Han Hye Song in the second match of the fixture.

Women’s Team – First Division
Semi-Finals
DPR Korea 3-1 Malaysia; Thailand 3-0 India

Women’s Team – Places 5 to 8
Semi-Finals
Kazakhstan 3-1 Uzbekistan; Sri Lanka 3-0 Macao

Women’s Team – Places 9 to 13
Semi-Finals
Laos 3-0 Pakistan; Jordan 3-0 Nepal

วันจันทร์ที่ 19 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2552

World Team Cup in the Capital of Culture Shows the Future Today


Live in Europe, China, Hong Kong, the Middle East and Austria; the 2009 World Team Cup will receive better television coverage than ever before.

The World Team Cup will be seen live in Europe by Eurosport (see local listings for timings), in China by CCTV5, in Hong Kong by Hong Kong Cable, in the Middle East by Dubai Sports Channel and ORF, Austria, will make sure the HB-pictures will look great.
 Jun Mizutani will lead the Japanese challenge in Austria

TV Tokyo, Japan, will also cover the event but on a delayed basis.

They have two very interesting teams in the competition.

The Austrian city of Linz is European Capital of Culture this year and will stage the biennial table tennis World Team Cup.

itTV
ITTF�s online channel itTV will broadcast live from the Intersport-Arena in Linz from October 24, 08:00 GMT.

A total of 300,000 US dollars is waiting for the teams.

Young teams
While most of the countries trust in experienced players, China and Japan line up an interesting generation of rising stars.

The average age of the men�s and women�s squads of the teams from the Far East is around 20 years, but they do surely not lack quality!

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 11 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2552

Kuala Lumpur Verdict Reversed in Guangzhou


The result was as the World Rankings predicted but perhaps not as history in the Volkswagen Women�s World Cup suggested.

Singapore�s Feng Tianwei overcame Hong Kong�s Tie Yana in the opening match of proceedings in Group Four on Saturday 10th October 2009. She won in five games, succeeding 11-7, 13-11, 11-2, 6-11, 12-10.


Ranked no.7 on the current ITTF Women�s World Rankings, the powerful Feng Tianwei, who had been a major force in Singapore�s Women�s Team silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, was the favourite to beat Tie Yana.


Descending Rankings
The Hong Kong player is to some extent is in free fall.

One year ago, in October 2008, Tie Yana occupied the no.9 ranked spot, having in July 2006 been as high as no.3; sadly for Hong Kong she is now at no.18, her lowest ranking since she occupied that place in August 2002 and was ascending the heights.

Semi-Final win
However, at the Volkswagen Women�s World Cup in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur in 2008, Tie Yana had beaten Feng Tianwei at the semi-final stage and in so doing had enjoyed her best ever finish in the annual tournament.

Tie Yana won in four straight games, a result that belied previous results against Feng Tianwei. The Singaporean had won all three previous encounters and had won with a degree of comfort.

Impressive Wins
In November 2007, she won in five games in the second round of the Women�s Singles event at the French Open, then in 2008 she succeed by the same margin at the same stage of the Erke Qatar Open in March and in four straight games at the penultimate stage in Santiago in April.

At the Volkswagen Women�s World Cup in 2009 it was very much: normal service resumed.

Korean Prevails
Success for Feng Tianwei in Group Four and also for Korea�s Kim Kyung Ah; she accounted for Hungary�s Krisztina Toth, in five games.

Kim Kyung Ah won 13-11, 13-15, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7.

Fourth Meeting
It was the fourth time that Kim Kyung Ah and Krisztina Toth had met in a World Ranking event; it was the fourth time that Kim Kyung Ah had won.

She succeeded in June 2003 at the quarter-final stage of the Women�s Singles event at the Brazilian Open and in the same round in November 2005 at the Liebherr German Open; whilst in May 2008 she was victorious in the Women�s Team Event opening round at the Volkswagen Open Japan.

In Guangzhou one year later she was successful again.

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 4 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2552

2009 Parapanamerican Table Tennis Championships



Tahl Leibovitz (USA): Gold
Mitch Seidenfeld (USA): Silver
Stephanie Chan (CAN): Bronze


Courtesy of ITTF

Margarita Island, 40 kilometers north of the Venezuelan coastline is the home for an increasingly popular annual invitation table tennis tournament; however in 2009 it is the home for a table tennis tournament of a different nature.


It is the home for the 7th Parapanamerican Table Tennis Championships, the first time the tournament has been staged in Venezuela. A total of 103 players from 10 countries are taking part with Ecuador and Guyana joining the fray by sending representatives for the first time.

Open Events
The open events concluded on Tuesday September 29, 2009.

In Open events players in the same category compete in one competition. Therefore all Wheelchair athletes (Classes One to Five) compete together and all Standing athletes (Classes Six to Ten) play together. In each event there is one competition for men and one for women.

Tahl Leibovitz
Winner of the Men’s Singles Standing Class was Tahl Leibovitz of the United States, a player dominant in this category in recent times, having now won the title on three consecutive occasions. He is one of the coaches at the Susan Sarandon Spin Club in New York and is involved in social work.

He finished in first place ahead of Mitch Siedenfeld, also of the United States and Brazil’s Edimilson Pinheiro.

"I felt bad to defeat my partner and friend Mitch Seidenfeld in the final”, said Tahl Leibovitz. “I think he is the most talented player here; I just try to focus on each match.”

Jane Rodrigues
Third place for Brazil but in the counterpart female event it was success for Brazil.

Jane Rodrigues who competed in the ITTF Pro Tour tournaments in Belo Horizonte in 2007 and 2008 emerged victorious ahead of Argentina’s Giselle Muñoz and Canada’s Stephanie Chan.

More Gold
Gold for Brazil in the Women’s Singles Standing Class and more gold in the Men’s Singles Wheelchair Class; in fact a clean sweep of medals. Claudiomiro Segatto secured gold; silver went to Weldner Knaf and bronze to Ezequiel Babes.

A member of the Brazilian national team since 2001, 38 year old Claudiomiro Segatto from Curitiba was delighted.

First Time
"I never had a medal in a Panam open event, the level of play in the Americas is increasing and I think the open is the most difficult event because all the wheelchair players are together”, he said. “Now I want to win gold in singles and qualify for the 2010 World Championships in Korea."

The Class events have a particular significance; the winners in each class gain a place in the 2010 World Championships.

Mexico
Meanwhile, in the Women’s Wheelchair Class, the dominant country was Mexico with gold going to Edith Sigala Lopez and silver to her Mexican compatriot, Maria Paredes; the bronze medal was won by Argentina’s Marta Makishi.

Similar to Claudiomiro Segatto it was for 33 year old Edith Sigala Lopez, her first win in a Panam Open event and it was an outstanding achievement. The lower the number, the more severe the disability, Edith Sigala Lopez is a Class Three athlete; therefore in the Open competition she had to compete against players from Class Four and Class Five.

Motivation
"I didn’t expect to win the open, in fact it is my first time”, said Edith Sigala Lopez. “My motivation comes from my model player, Cristina Hoffmann, former Panam champion from Mexico; she who always tells me, the match is not finished until the last point."

Very true and very good advice!

Satisfied
A successful tournament and for Brazil, a total of five medals; understandably Edir Oliveira, the Chef de Mission, was pleased.

“I am quite satisfied with the results of our team, we have a long way to go to be at the optimal level but we are in the right direction”, he said. “The national plan is reaping results."

Positive
Equally Leandro Olvech, the ITTF Coordinator of Development Programs and the Technical Delegate in Venezuela was in a positive mood.

“I am quite happy seeing new players here; it is remarkable that Ecuador and Guyana are attending the Panams for the first time”, he explained. “We have organized an ITTF Development Program coaching course in Guyana last year which included the Para Table Tennis element, now we are seeing the results.”

A positive and for all concerned certainly seeing courses produce athletes is a motivating factor, one which has motivated Leandro Olvech.

Keen competition in Venezuela
Photo By: Leandro Olvech

Medalists
Women Standing
1. Jane Rodrigues (BRA)
2. Giselle Munoz (ARG)
3. Stephanie Chan (CAN)

Women Wheelchair
1. Edith Sigala Lopez (MEX)
2. Maria Paredes (MEX)
3. Marta Makishi (ARG)

Men Standing
1. Tahl Leibovitz (USA)
2. Mitch Seidenfeld (USA)
3. Edimilson Pinheiro (BRA)

Men Wheelchair
1. Claudiomiro Segatto (BRA)
2. Welder Knaf (BRA)
3. Ezequiel Babes (BRA)

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 1 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2552

Aguirre Prevails in a �Crazy� Match and Remains Unbeaten


Marcelo Aguirre won his concluding match at the 2009 STAG Panam Junior Championships on Wednesday 30th September. Although the whole tournament was played in a round robin format, the last match versus Chilean local boy Felipe Olivares was in reality a final.
Paraguay’s Marcelo Aguirre finished proceedings as the best Junior player of Pan-America.

Aguirre had not lost a match and Olivares only one. It was clear that the winner of this match would become Pan-American Junior champion. It was not a normal match, �crazy� was the word used by Aguirre.

The Momentum Changes Twice
Each player had won a game when Aguirre was in a good position to take the lead but matters turned out differently.

�I had no focus�, Aguirre said later without having an explanation how matters happened.

In the fourth game, it was completely the opposite. Olivares had a lead throughout the whole game and Aguirre made too many simple mistakes but this time Olivares was the sinner missing all the chances to finish the game.

Aguirre said thank you and levelled the match. �This game was the key�, Aguirre analysed when considering the crucial moments. �He [Olivares] started to play very well but I kept my focus this time.� Aguirre eventually won by four games to two.

Two More Junior Years
Aguirre�s win is even more remarkable taking into consideration that he is a first year junior. Born in 1993, the 16 year old can defend his title twice more. Although Aguirre was proud of his title, he also praised his opponents and the development of Pan-America. �There are very good players in Latin and North America, very talented.�

Asked about the reason why he was becoming stronger towards the end of the tournament while the other players seemed tired, the Paraguayan said: �The other players have one or two strong weapons in their game but I have more options I think.� During such a long and tough event, it proved to be the difference.

Following Aguirre, Argentina�s Rodrigo Gilabert finished second ahead of Felipe Olivares and fourth ranked Danilo Toma of Brazil.

วันพุธที่ 30 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2552

My Table Tennis Training in China!!




When, I first come back to America, I find it ironic most people think I would’ve had a blast in China. Usually, most people don’t see the more serious side of China. The intense pressure on children to excel at sports, sometimes even expecting children to give up their education just for the sport of ping pong (table tennis for you inflexible ones), badminton, basketball, swimming, diving and etc., the unbearable temperature; usually over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and with a humidity about 10000000000% with no air-conditioning, and plenty of criticism about my stroke, which isn’t really that much appreciated since this continues for over two and a half months. There were some good things about China, the food was delicious, especially the breakfast choices, there were plenty of kids. Several glaring problems though still lingered. The legendary problem that ever foreigner notices in China are THE BATHROOMS!!! In China, the bathrooms are horrendously horrible, and disgustingly dirty. They usually don’t supply toilet paper so you should always have some napkins or something handy at all times. I learned that the hard way when I was young. Oh, and please realize that sometimes they accidentally flip the gender signs on the bathrooms, so if you can’t read Chinese please ask someone who knows Chinese to show you the correct bathroom. Other than that, China was quite enjoyable.

My schedule is usually this:
At 7:00 a.m., I get up and brush my teeth, eat breakfast and etc.
8:30 a.m., I get on a taxi to go to the Hubei Province Table Tennis School.
9:00 a.m., we start doing warm-ups and a light jog.
9:15 a.m., the coach(s) assign practice partners.
11:00 a.m. we start multi-ball training.
11:30 a.m., we stop multi-ball training and start physical training, usually consisting of double unders (a type of advanced jump roping), endurance runs, and wind sprints.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., I stay at the ping pong school and eat lunch and then take a nap.
3:00 p.m., I take a taxi to another ping pong club and meet a coach there.
4:30-6:00 p.m., I take a lesson from a coach at the club.
6:00 p.m., I go home, eat dinner, etc. and go to sleep.
We usually practice six days a week sometimes with the coach, sometimes with only kids.




The coaches at the Hubei Province Table Tennis School consist of, Huang Jun Qun, former world mix doubles champion, Yu Zhi Guo (the coach that raised Liu Guozheng and Chuang-Chih Yuan), and a young assistant coach. The coaches at the other club consist of, Rao Nian, who almost made it onto the Chinese National Team, and several young assistant coaches.

One thing you would notice right away about the kids who play ping pong is how young they are, and how good they are. I was the oldest there, and yet I was not always number one. The Chinese vary from choppers, to penhold fast attackers, to two-winged shakehand loopers. The Chinese are also very fast, and they somehow blend their game with the flow of the match, knowing when to play slow, when to play fast. The Chinese have several secrets in their game. Chinese coaches go very far in depth technical wise. If you miss your loop there could be several reasons why; you’re standing too close to the table, you do your stroke too late and etc. For example, the Chinese have developed strategies for every single type of style possible. Looping high and slow against choppers and then slamming one down the line, and hitting to the middle for shakehand players and etc. were all gone over during training. China’s large amount of people playing ping pong allows to practice against all kinds of styles, unlike in the U.S. where you’re limited to mostly shakehand attackers.

China was awesome, torture, boring, exciting, and hilarious all at the same time. Ranging from short, and fat kids to over one hundred degree temperatures to extremely competitive taxi drivers to the best food in the world. All of these things made my summer quite a unique one.


วันจันทร์ที่ 28 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2552

Wedding Ceremony to Follow Gold Medal Ceremony for Olympic Champion?


Beijing, represented by Zhang Yining, Guo Yan and Ding Ning, both retained their Women�s Team title at the Chinese National Games and completed the hat-trick by overcoming Shandong in Qingdao on Monday 28th September 2009.


They recorded a three-nil victory over the host provincial team of Li Xiaoxia, Cao Zhen and Peng Luyang to clinch victory. Furthermore, they won in style; they succeeded by three matches to nil and could there be more imminent celebrations for the leading member of the team?

Close Opening Duel
Ding Ning gave Beijing the perfect start by beating Li Xiaoxia in three straight games, a score line that was perhaps somewhat harsh on the Shandong player.

In the first two games Ding Ning trailed 9-10 on both occasions and on both occasions won three points in a row to secure victory; the close successes clearly injected confidence, the third games was won rather more comfortably and it was advantage Beijing.

Matters Concluded
Zhang Yining followed suit to record a three-one victory over Peng Luyang with Guo Yan bringing matters to a conclusion by overcoming Cao Zhen in three straight games.

New Records
�The Beijing Team set new records by winning the title this year�, said Zhou Shusen, coach of the Beijing team. �We did not lose one single match on the road to defending the title, all the matches were three-nil and it�s the third time in a row that we have clinched the All China National Games Team crown.�

It was an impressive win from a very impressive trio; you just have to consider their current world rankings. Zhang Yining is at no.1, Guo Yan at no.5 and Ding Ning at no.11.

Progress for Zhang Yining
�We have this result may be possible before we came to Qingdao because we had the full squad this time and all of the three players were in their best condition�, continued Zhou Shusen. �Zhang Yining has made some progress since winning in the Beijing Olympics, Guo Yan has dealt with her weakness in her two winged attacking game whilst Ding Ning is much mature than before; she has beaten Li Xiaoxia three times in their four encounters in the Super League, so that�s why we chose her to play against Li Xiaoxia.�

The thought of Zhang Yining being a better player than she was one year ago in Beijing is a chilling concept for the rest of the world! Furthermore, there appears to be no hint of retirement.

Marriage
�I believe she can continue until 2012 in London�, explained Zhou Shusen. �She is likely to get married after the All China National Games; for a girl of 29, it�s quite normal; I believe she will not abandon her table tennis career, we often see her practise as hard as before in the training hall.�

Legendary Status
Another chilling thought for the rest of the world, even though she has won just about everything there is to win on the world stage, the desire to succeed remains.

It is that quality that made Deng Yaping a legend; it is the same quality that is putting Zhang Yining on an equivalent pedestal.

วันเสาร์ที่ 26 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2552

Tibhar draws up a successful balance sheet at the EURO 2009!


The European Championships 2009 held in Stuttgart saw many TIBHAR sponsored players and Federations return home with medals.



The men team from Romania won the bronze medal after beating Croatia in the quarter finals in a match almost close to a thriller. Nevertheless one had to wait the 5th set to see Romania beat Croatia.

The title holder, the Dutch women team, defended their title. The trio Li Jiao, Li Ji and Timina Elena won against Poland 3 to 1. In the semi-finals the Dutch Team successfully beat the Czech Republic by 3 to 0.

The men double Wang/Blaszczyk managed to reach the finals after beating the French pair Lebesson / Eloi 4 to 2. Unfortunately the German duo Boll/Süss was stronger.

Although Tokic / Karakasevic performed remarkably, they were beaten in the semi-finals by the future European Champions from Germany.

The women double from Romania, Elizabeta Samara and Daniela Dodean put on their heads the crown of European Champions by winning the finals against their Italian adversaries.


Ruta Paskauskiene and her partner were stopped in the semi-finals where they lost against the future European Champions.

The German women double, Barthel/Silbereisen almost managed to reach the finals. After an extraordinary performance against Stefanova/Tan, they were defeated in the 7th set and won a very well deserved bronze medal.

One has to underline the extraordinary performance of the very young (she is only 18) Margaryta Pesotzka. The Junior European Champion managed to reach the finals. The young Ukrainian beat the title holder Ruta Paskauskiene in semi-finals 4 to 2. Only in the finals, she was defeated by Wu Jidua.


The whole TIBHAR team congratulates the great performances of their players while wishing them good luck for the future.

วันจันทร์ที่ 21 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2552

ようこそヨーラチームへ- Elke Schall(エリカ シャール)


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彼女のようなトップヨーロピアンの選手がヨーラの用具でプレーすることを嬉しく思うと同時に、彼女のこれからの更なる成功を祈っています。

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วันเสาร์ที่ 19 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2552

Titles Retained at the European Championships

Germany and the Netherlands retained their respective Men’s and Women’s Team titles at the Liebherr European Championships in Stuttgart on Wednesday September 16, 2009 and, in so doing, reinforced their status as the leading opposition from the continent to current Asian excellence.
At the ultimate hurdle, Germany overcame Denmark by three matches to two in the Men’s Team final while the Netherlands recorded a three-one success against Poland. The same trio of players, who had succeeded in St Petersburg one year earlier, repeated the success in Stuttgart.

Denmark’s Michael Maze on Fire
For Germany it was Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Christian Süss while for the Netherlands it was Li Jiao, Li Jie and Elena Timina.

Superb Form
However, the player in blistering form came from neither country; Denmark’s Michael Maze, as he had been in the semi-finals against Austria, was on fire.

He beat both Christian Süss and Timo Boll; the latter victory being somewhat of a surprise. Timo Boll and Michael Maze have met on no less than 20 occasions in world ranking events, prior to the meeting in Stuttgart, Boll had won all 20!

Denmark’s Michael Maze on Fire
Photo By: ITTF Asia / Pacific Office

Shanghai Revisited
Maze displayed the form that he had shown in 2005 at the Volkswagen 48th World Championships in Shanghai when he reached the semi-final stage of the Men’s Singles event; in the intervening years he has promised but never really delivered, in Stuttgart he delivered the goods.

Lone Winner
Alas for the Danes any thoughts of 2005 when they won the coveted Men’s Team title at the Liebherr European Championships on home soil in Aarhus were not to be; Maze was the lone soldier.

Finn Tugwell lost to both Timo Boll and Christian Süss while Martin Monrad was beaten by Dimitrij Ovtcharov.

Vital Win
Meanwhile, in the Women’s Team final, Elena Timina was the heroine.

The vastly experienced defender, who hails from Moscow and played many times for Russia before marrying and moving to the Netherlands, adopts the policy of “thou shalt not pass” with her stonewall defense; this combined with an occasional backhand attack in the style of the 1930s won the vital third match of the proceeding.

She beat Xu Jie in five games after Li Jiao had lost to Li Qian and Li Jie had defeated Natalia Partyka.

Pressure Reduced
Timina’s win gave the Netherlands the advantage, it reduced the pressure on Li Jiao, the next to enter the court and playing freely she brought gold to the Netherlands.

She defeated Natalia Partyka in straight games.

Challengers
Success in the Championship Division for Germany and the Netherlands while in the Challenge Division for teams outside the top 16, Portugal (Marcos Freitas, Andre Silva, Tiago Apolonia) finished in top place ahead of Greece (Kalinikos Kreanga, Dimitrios Papadimitriou, Konstantinos Papageorgiou, Panagiotis Gionis) in the Men’s Division with Sweden and Luxembourg occupying the respective top two places in the Women’s Division.

Sweden (Matilda Ekholm, Carina Jonsson, Malin Pettersson, Marie Persson) emerged as the champions with Luxembourg (Ni Xia Lian, Simone Haan, Tessy Gonderinger, Sarah de Nutte, Danielle Konsbruck) in runners up spot.

Relegation
Relegated from the Men’s Championship Division are Belgium (Yannick Vostes, Benjamin Rogiers, Kilomo Vitta, Jean-Michel Saive) and Hungary (Daniel Kosiba, Krisztian Nagy, Daniel Zwickl); while from the Women’s Champion Division it is Russia (Irina Kotikhina, Elena Troshneva, Anna Tikhomirova) who depart alongside Lithuania (Ruta Paskauskeine, Lina Misikonyte, Ausra Stirbyte).

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 17 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2552

A defense phosphorus pick ends.


Players of 4 people for each of men and women challenged mixed doubles, a doubles and a singles.
Japanese ace Moe Ueda (Tokyo Fuji University) gets a silver medal in women's singles in the (middle) !! the final game was a big close game of a set oar.
Risui Sato defeated by a semifinal (Tokyo Fuji University) won a third place match and got a bronze medal!

The players who got 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal through a meet. A gold medal was missed, but I made the enough world know the strength of Japan.

Wasn't it the medal which was won in a director, a coach and everyone of the sign-language interpret which became a lingua franca with everyone of a staff and players as well as a player?

It'll be held in Greece Athens 4 years later.
I'd like to expect that a Japanese national anthem rings in a meeting place in Athens.



วันจันทร์ที่ 14 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2552

2009 Indian Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Junior Circuit


Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Soumyajit Ghosh excelled on the ITTF Pro Tour in February at the Salwa Cup Kuwait Open and the Qatar Open; both recorded fine wins against more experienced adversaries and proved they were very much at home on the senior stage.

Soumyajit Ghosh, a talented player, who has proved himself on the ITTF Pro Tour.They are leading a new generation of very promising young players from the sub continent. Over the years many talented players have emerged from India; in such events as the Commonwealth Championships they have stood proudly on the highest step of the medal rostrum but in World events, they have fallen short.

At the recent Asian Junior Championships, it was the same story, they threatened but overcoming the might of such established table tennis nations as China, Korea and Japan was just a hurdle too high.

At the forthcoming Indian Junior Open, to be held in Indore from Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th September 2009, undoubtedly they will lead the host nation's challenge; certainly they will be the focus of local attention and they will be seeking to clear the final hurdle and break the tape in first place.

ITTF Junior Circuit
The Indian Junior Open will feature both teams and singles events in the junior and cadet age group categories.

Prize Fund
The Indian Table Tennis Association offers a total of 15,000 $ (USD) in prize money, with no tax deduction.

Official Documents
Please find here the Prospectus, Preliminary Entry Form and the Final Entry Form. All these documents are permanently available also in the dedicated section of the ITTF website:

ITTF Junior Circuit Indian Junior Open 2009

For Further Details Contact
Tournament Director:
Mr. D.R. Choudhary
Tel: (+91) 11-23347900
E-mail: choudharydr_2005@yahoo.co.in

ITTF Competition Manager for the event:
Mohamed Dawlatly
Tel: (+20) 11 11 17 275
E-mail: eldawlatly@gmail.com

Deadlines
Preliminary entry forms should be returned by 09th August 2009 with final entry forms returned by 13th August 2009.

ITTF Junior Circuit General Info
For any general information regarding the ITTF Junior Circuit or the Global Junior Programme Activities, please contact:
Judit Farago
Raul Calin