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SINGAPORE — Chinese world champion and world number one Fan Zhendong cemented his position as the new top dog in his sport by beating legendary compatriot Ma Long 4-3 (11-6, 11-6, 5-11, 9-11 , 8-11, 11-8, 11-7) on Sunday March 20 to be crowned the first Grand Smash World Table Tennis (WTT) Champion in Men’s …

SINGAPORE — She may be used to wearing medals around her neck, but national table tennis player Yu Mengyu has been bearing a slight scar near her throat since January after undergoing a procedure to remove a growth. benign. Although it was a day surgery that went well, it had been delayed for nearly six …

The last week of February was action-packed for some of India’s greatest champions, such as Mirabai Chanu, Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia returning to the international stage after the Tokyo Olympics. In preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, Mirabai and Vinesh will be looking to adjust to their new weight classes. Wrestling …

The brave, outrageous and supposedly rebellious deeds of Indian players is an event that is quite unseen in the Indian sports gamut, lest they be called out for the aforementioned tags. With the material historically brushed under the mat and the lid closed, yesterday’s athletes would refrain from pushing the bear. Yet here came Manika …

Olympic freestyle skier Eileen Gu during a Dew Tour Copper Mountain, Colorado event on December 18, 2021.James Stukenberg/New York Times News Service World champion skier Eileen Gu made her Olympic debut on Monday in the women’s big air qualifying round. Ms Gu is favorite to win at least one, possibly three, gold medals at the …

Olympic Race Walker Brendan Boyce is the winner of the Donegal Sports Star Award 2021. The 35-year-old Milford native won the top prize after his outstanding performance at the Olympics last August and then at the end of the year in qualifying for the 2022 World Championships. Boyce got the judges’ nod from a shortlist …

Michael Phelps is the greatest swimmer of all time, there’s no doubt about it. The swimmer is America’s most decorated Olympian, considered the king of the Olympics. ADVERTISING The article continues below this ad Phelps retired in 2016, with an extraordinary medal count of 28 Olympic medals; This is without even counting his other international …

New Delhi, January 12 (PTI) Indian Olympic and Paralympic heroes, including men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh and para table tennis player Bhavina Patel, believe there should be increased attention to the fitness and mental health of young people given the lifestyle changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Manpreet and Bhavina were speaking at the …

Indian sports in 2022: 2021 has been a special year for Indian sport. A New Star – Neeraj Chopra was born after winning a historic gold medal in track and field as the nation’s love for hockey was rekindled after India’s bronze victory at the Tokyo Olympics. 2022 features two major events at the Commonwealth …

Mutaz Barshim shows off the gold medal in the high jump at the Tokyo Olympics during a welcome ceremony in Doha. Doha: In 2021, Qatar maintained its leading position in sport in the Middle East. It has established itself as the capital of Arab and international sport by hosting numerous tournaments and events which confirm …

By Nick Creely and David Nagel SPORTS REVIEW 2021 – GENERAL While 2021 has offered bright moments, the challenges felt by our local sports community from the Covid-19 pandemic have once again run deep. However, through thick and thin, the rich sports region of the South East has seen many achievements to celebrate and gives …

Beijing, December 21 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion Ma Long will be one of seven Chinese Olympians competing in the upcoming 2021 WTT Macao China Championship. Originally slated to be one of the most important events of the 2021 WTT series, the tournament will kick off at the Tap Seac multisport pavilion in Macau from January …

The main challenge for world sport in 2021, like the previous year, was to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and its more recent Delta and Omicron variants. Some countries decided to face reality and get back to business, seeing it as the “new normal”, while others had reservations and waited and watched from afar. Egypt …

ANI | Update: 05 Dec. 2021 08:48 STI New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the country should continue to make efforts to inspire young people to shine on the playground.Prime Minister Modi’s comments came after Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on Saturday launched an ambitious outreach …

Table tennis in India has seen an active increase over the past two decades with figures like Sharath Kamal, Poulomi Ghatak, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai and Manika Batra leading the ship to success. Quietly making a name for itself, table tennis has become a cult following in India, making its way into schools and colleges …

JUDO Taiwanese wins in United Arab Emirates Taiwanese judoka Yang Yung-wei won his first Grand Slam title on Friday, beating Russia’s Ramazan Abdulaev in the men’s under 60 kg judo final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). With just seconds left on the clock, Yang, 24, used a quick throw to tackle his opponent …

Wheelchair critics always seem to judge the state of Indian sport by the number of medals won. The continuing question is always how many medals are expected, how have we lived up to the medal estimates. However, sports administrators across the country need to analyze sport in a very different way, which needs to go …

GUANGZHOU, China, November 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – 2021 is a big year for sports where the Olympic Games, the European Championship, the Copa América, the National Games of the People’s Republic of China have in turn staged the Beijing The 2022 Winter Olympics, which attracted worldwide attention, are starting to take place, and …

SINGAPORE – Feng Tianwei, Singapore’s most medalist Olympian with one silver and two bronze, hinted she may not yet be hanging up her bat as she heads out to the World Table Tennis Championships November 23-29 in Houston, USA. In August, the 35-year-old told the Straits Times that Tokyo 2020 would be her fourth and …

2021 has been a brilliant year for the Indian table tennis fraternity. From striking over their weight at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to winning medal after medal in the WTT series and the Asian Championships, the Indian table tennis stars have been on a launch this year. There have been multiple controversies too. Most notable …

Workouts in full swing for Indian ace paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran ahead of the 2021 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships. Gnanasekaran recently traded hits with Olympic medalist and world number 6 Lin Yun-ju in Düsseldorf, Germany. Gnanasekaran has been on a roll in recent months and hopes to build on that momentum in the upcoming finals …

World Table Tennis (WTT) has expanded its broadcast footprint across China and Macau through a partnership with MIGU – the streaming subsidiary of China Mobile. Together with the telecommunications company, the four-year agreement represents a “breakthrough” for the WTT in terms of media rights in the history of table tennis, as it highlights the growth …

Table tennis star Gnanasekaran Sathiyan admitted his loss at the Tokyo Olympics made him stronger and a better player. Since then, he has won the men’s singles title at the ITTF Czech Open in August, as well as a men’s doubles title alongside Harmeet Desai at the WTT Contender Tunis. Table tennis is a sport …

New Delhi: Tokyo Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, silver medalist wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya, boxer Lovlina Borgohain and Paralympic medalists Avani Lekhara, Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar, Sumit Antil and Manish Narwal were doing part of a dozen winners of the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Prize awarded by the government on Tuesday. Hockey …

David Haggerty, the president of the International Tennis Federation, recently spoke at length on a multitude of subjects, including the media position of Naomi Osaka and the importance of the press in tennis. Ahead of the start of Roland Garros this year, Naomi Osaka announced that she would skip her mandatory press conferences in order …

Shenzhen University students Chen Meng (left) and Sun Yingsha helped China win table tennis team gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. They also faced each other in the singles final ladies, Chen winning the gold and Sun the silver. University shines with athletic innovation At this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, athletes from Shenzhen University took home …

Gurgaon, first published October 21, 2021, 11:32 AM IST India’s performance in table tennis at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics once again brought attention to the sport. The need to spot young talent and turn them into world-class players has become the need of the hour. Kunal Kumar, who runs the Progressive Table Tennis Academy …

Winner the bronze medal at the 2021 ITTF Africa Championships in Yaoundé, Cameroon is certainly the best moment for 17-year-old Samuel Boboye, who made his international debut at the event. Although a rookie, Boboye has taken the entire continent by storm, beating Algeria’s Larbi Bouriah in his first-ever senior international match. Boboye earned a flawless …

~~ During the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, when I was just a university student, the organizing committee suddenly asked me to take over the national flags at the Games. Apparently there was no one else with expertise in the various national flags. I was also added as a member of the Japanese Red Cross Language …

Do you remember the tearful apology from the Chinese mixed doubles table tennis team for winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics? Liu Shiwen and Xu Xin’s duo have publicly apologized to the nation for not winning the gold medal after losing the final to their Japanese counterparts. They did it because for the …

Table tennis in India may have seen an upward growth in its curve, but in its efforts to take the graph higher, it has also landed in messy territory, with star players like Manika Batra being at odds with Indian Table Tennis Federation (TTFI). In the throes of controversy and horrific court battles, table tennis …

The five-time Nigerian table tennis gold medalist for all African games, Offiong Edem, called for the need for more encouraging comments and actions towards Nigerian athletes. Offiong Edem, 34, who in table tennis beat his Hungarian counterpart Madarasz before losing to Zhang of the United States in the second round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics …

This is not an ordinary dispute between player and federation. The verdict could take a few months but what really stands out is the player’s fearlessness to challenge an Indian sports federation. Sport in India has developed immensely, but something that has always fallen behind is proper and appropriate governance. More often than not, the …

After a half-hearted outing of Indian table tennis players at the WTT Star Contender in Doha where mainly Archana Kamath and Sreeja Akula shone, Indian paddlers will set their sights on the biennial continental event – the 2021 Asian Table Tennis Championships which will also take place in the same city. Beginning on September 28 …

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Center’s counsel to take instructions on Indian table tennis star Manika Batra’s claim against the Indian Table Tennis Federation (TTFI) for removing his name from the Indian team for the Asain championship, from September 28 in Doha. Earlier, TTFI cited Manika’s absence from the TT national camp …

Last week, Virat Kohli announced he would step down as India captain of the T20 Internationals following the T20 World Cup, citing a heavy workload. He was successful as India’s T20 captain, leading the team to 27 wins in 45 matches at the time of his announcement. A T20 World Cup crown can add a …

Over time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received several gifts and souvenirs, which the Prime Minister auctioned to raise funds for different projects. Prime Minister Modi has been auctioning such gifts and souvenirs since becoming Chief Minister of Gujarat. The third edition of the auction which went online on September 17 is more special than ever …

It is not easy to understand that a doll can please thousands of Internet users. But in fact, he did. After leaving her donkey doll behind after her National Games campaign in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province (northwest China), the new Olympic diving champion Quan Hongchan turned to the platform of type Twitter Weibo for …

IIt was shortly after table tennis, in which a Chinese player faced off against a Chinese player for Ma Long’s final victory at the Tokyo Olympics, when Sophy, my informal instructor, taught me and me and to my son, some basics. Everyone was obsessed with taking Ma: the champion has your classic bat grip, where …

Indian table tennis star Manika Batra made a shocking revelation and alleged that national coach Soumyadeep Roy asked him to “concede a game” on purpose in the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers in March. She added that this was the main reason she refused to ask him for help during her Olympics. As the blame game continues, …

XI’AN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday evening declared the opening of the 14th National Games in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. A grand opening ceremony with music, dance and cultural exhibition was held in the pomegranate flower-shaped Xi’an Olympic Center Stadium. During the 1.5-hour ceremony, Yang Qian, two-time …

The 14th China National Games kick off Wednesday evening at the Xi’an Olympic Sports Center. Photo: Cui Meng / GT Different from the COVID-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics, which took place in a nearly empty stadium in July, China’s ‘mini-Olympics’ officially started with a gala and colorful light show encouraged by spectators at Wednesday evening, a …

welcome to Sports starLIVE coverage of Indian athletes in action and all major events on Day 5 of the Tokyo Paralympic Games. HOW INDIA IS DOING TODAY: Table tennis: Bhavinaben Patel won silver after losing in the final to China’s Zhou Ying in category 4 in women’s singles. She is the first Indian table tennis …

China has decided to withdraw its table tennis teams from the upcoming Asian Championships in Doha so that its players have a chance to prepare for their 14th National Games, the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA) said on Monday. The Asian Table Tennis Championships will be held in Doha, Qatar, from September 28 to October …

Tokyo, August 22 Only six officials from the Indian contingent are allowed to participate in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Tuesday, Chef de Mission Gursharan Singh said on Sunday. India will have 11 members participating in the opening ceremony, the other five being athletes. There is no limit on the number …

Ashleigh Barty in action during the Cincinnati Masters Women’s Singles Semi-Final in Cincinnati, USA on August 21, 2021. / CFP Ashleigh Barty in action during the Cincinnati Masters Women’s Singles Semi-Final in Cincinnati, USA on August 21, 2021. / CFP World number one Ashleigh Barty reached her sixth final of the season on Saturday as …

When India’s star paddler Manika Batra referred to Soumyadeep Roy, India’s national coach, as “Sutirtha Mukherjee’s personal trainer” in a media interview during the Tokyo Olympics, it created ripples, forcing the Indian Table Tennis Federation (TTFI) to issue a show cause notice in Manika. However, Roy, a former national men’s singles champion, remains unfazed. “Why …

Ahnaf Wazed Khan | Posted: 11 Aug 2021 18:01:30 For over a century, the Olympics have not only been the pinnacle of athletic achievement, but have also been the site of many stories and unparalleled grandeur. Many athletes have cemented their legacy most concretely during the century at the Olympics. It has also been the …

“I’m sorry for all of you,” said Liu Shiwen, a Chinese table tennis player who, along with her teammate, lost to the Japanese team in the mixed doubles competition at the Tokyo Olympics. She tearfully apologized after losing the game, adding: “I feel like I failed with the team.” Liu is not the only Chinese …

Many world records were broken at the Tokyo Games (in part thanks to a very fast track) and a number of new sports and variations were introduced. But beyond the more obvious first (yes, the pandemic Olympics), there was a dizzying array of other achievements and milestones. Japanese premieres Team Japan had high hopes for …

SEOUL, Aug. 09 (Yonhap) – South Korean table tennis sensation Shin Yu-bin will make his Japanese professional league debut next month after his stint at the Tokyo Olympics, sports sources said on Monday. The 17-year-old, who plays for Korean Air, is expected to compete as a member of Kyushu Astida, a new professional women’s team …

TOKYO – As the athletes finished walking into the stadium for the closing ceremony of the 32nd Summer Olympics on Sunday night, the announcer called for a round of applause. But there just weren’t enough people in the stands to make much noise. And the most flashy element of the ceremony, a formation of the …

Egyptian Olympians return home after making history Composition of medalists, from left to right: Seif Eissa, Mohammed Ibrahim El-Sayed, Hedaya Malak, Giana Farouk, Ahmed Elgendy, Feryal Abdelaziz As the final bells and whistles ring for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, the long-awaited games draw to a close. From high dives to handball, the athletes have …

Ddelayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics were unlike any other. With its strict protocols, it is the first modern Olympic Games to be held without spectators. But these Games will also be known for many other firsts. In addition to the many world records broken so far, the Tokyo …

Climbing is the latest new sport to make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics, kicking off at Aomi Urban Sports Park on Tuesday August 3 and joining the likes of skateboarding, mountain biking and surfing to make their first bow. in Japan. Competitors climb an artificial rock face using hands and feet in three disciplines: …

Ma Long defended his Olympic title at Tokyo 2020 by beating his teammate and highest ranked player Fan Zhendong. | Photo credit: AP By Ashwin Subramanian Ma Long consolidated his position as the GOAT of table tennis. Defending his men’s singles title at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he became the first athlete to win 2 …

SINGAPORE – Fresh off their stint at the Tokyo Olympics, table tennis players Clarence Chew, Lin Ye and Yu Mengyu joined Catholic high school students in their National Day celebrations virtually Friday morning (August 6) while signifying their notice of stay at home. They were also joined by Singapore Table Tennis Association President Ellen Lee. …

Fifty years ago, the simple game of table tennis helped mend frayed China-US relations Today, the game that gave birth to “ping-pong diplomacy” is still played by millions of Chinese – and medals won at the Tokyo Olympics and other international championships remain a source of national pride. . But as China has turned its …

With a number of mind-blowing, medal-winning performances by young athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, many are wondering: How old do you have to be to compete in the Olympics? Technically, the answer is that there is no such requirement. According to the International Olympic Committee, “there is no specific age limit for participating in the …

China has long dreaded the regional and domestic security implications of a peremptory U.S. withdrawal from neighboring Afghanistan. Beijing is now watching that scenario play out as a seemingly unstoppable Taliban offensive against the increasingly beleaguered Afghan National Security Forces penetrated Kabul, the heavily fortified capital, on Wednesday. China was dismayed by what it perceived …

Photo: Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images The Tokyo 2021 Olympics are finally here, but not without some obvious COVID-related hiccups that led to fans not being allowed at the games and athletes having to put on their own medals. Nonetheless, the opening ceremonies kicked off on Friday July 23 with Naomi Osaka, who will represent …

The Hong Kong Olympians won two bronze medals in the Tokyo Olympics Thursday, making history, as they hope their success can inspire the city’s teens to become full-time athletes. With the addition of these two bronzes, the Hong Kong athletes this year won a total of five Olympic medals: one gold in fencing, two silver …

Going to the Olympics can seem like a very young person’s pursuit. In fact, the Olympics are a wide range of churches in terms of age, and there is no other example of a larger age group participating in the Olympics than skateboarding. Momiji Nishitani, 13, won the gold medal in the women’s street sport …

Team outfits and fashion weren’t supposed to be a big talking point at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Corn protests on the skimpy uniforms of two women’s teams in the months leading up to the games put bikinis and high-cut leotards in the spotlight. Now, these large-scale campaigns leave Olympians, fans and aspiring young athletes wondering: …

Kasumigaseki Country Club is pictured during the first round of the women’s individual stroke event on August 4 in Kawagoe, Japan. Chris Trotman / Getty Images The women’s golf tournament at the Tokyo Olympics could be reduced to 54 holes, officials have warned. 60 players are expected to play on the East Course at Kasumigaseki …

South Korean Woo Haram competes in the men’s 3m springboard diving final at the Tokyo Olympics at the Tokyo Aquatic Center in Tokyo on Tuesday. (Yonhap) TOKYO – Woo Haram achieved the best Olympic performance for a South Korean diver when he placed fourth in the 3m springboard final on Tuesday. Could an Olympic medal …

Here is the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Thursday, August 5. Highlights for Thursday include the US men’s basketball game against Australia in the semi-finals (10 a.m. replay on NBC, 3 p.m. on USA). NBC’s evening time will feature live athletics, including Allyson Felix in the 400-meters, making his final Olympic appearance. At 7:30 p.m., …

Here’s what you need to know: TOKYO — Sydney McLaughlin needed a world record of 51.46 seconds to beat her fellow American and rival Dalilah Muhammad in the 400 hurdles. Andre de Grasse of Canada raced to the men’s 200-meter gold, with Americans placing 2-3-4 behind him, and Emmanuel Korir of Kenya won the men’s …

The first sport climbing medals are ready to be presented as karate makes its long-awaited Olympic debut as Tokyo 2020 nears the home stretch. Here are the key events to watch for on Day 13. If you’re wondering where to watch the action in Japan, check out your local TV shows or use this handy …

In my humble opinion as a four-year-old fan and occasional spectator, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics didn’t get much better than this: Do you see these beautiful exchanges? Graceful but aggressive paddle attacks? The great reach and agile reflexes of the players? The range of positions and directions these superstars are heading in, all in pursuit …

Paddler Manika Batra will receive a show cause notice from TTFI for refusing the coach’s assistance at the Tokyo Games.© AFP The Indian Table Tennis Federation decided on Wednesday to issue a show cause notice to star paddler Manika Batra for her refusal to take help from national coach Soumyadeep Roy at the Tokyo Olympics. …

BEST STORIES Japanese wrestler Fumita wins 60kg Greco-Roman silver in Tokyo Japanese wrestler Kenichiro Fumita won a silver medal after losing to Cuban Luis Orta Sanchez in the Greco-Roman men’s 60 kilogram final in Tokyo Japan’s Murakami makes history with bronze in floor exercise Japan’s Mai Murakami won the bronze medal in the women’s floor …

Liu Shiwen (left) and Ai Fukuhara in 2010 File photo: CFP After Chinese table tennis player Liu Shiwen was forced out of the Tokyo Olympics due to injuries, Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara, who has trained at clubs in China, has encouraged and sent her best wishes via music video, warming hearts. many Chinese …

The Japanese picked up a comfortable 3-0 victory over Taiwan to advance to the team table tennis semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, ending a triumphant day for the host nation’s paddlers. Mima Ito, Kasumi Ishikawa and Miu Hirano combined to beat Cheng Hsien-tzu, Chen Szu-yu and Cheng I-ching, reserving their places in the …

“Small” Japan. “Traitor” Taiwan. Chinese nationalists are upset about missing Olympic gold from their neighbors. In millennia, the Olympics were a time of truce. Modern participants are committed to building “a peaceful and better world through sport”. But the games have become a showcase of national pride – from the size of its fireworks to …

On Day 11, India’s women’s hockey team made history by defeating world number 2 Australia 1-0 to advance to the Olympic Games semifinals for the first time in the story. Later today, India is also basing its hopes of a first Olympic track and field medal on Kamalpreet Kaur who will be in action in …

SINGAPORE: Yu Mengyu is still unaware of his new popularity. “Did I (become a household name?) I don’t think so. I haven’t really paid too much attention to what’s being said online, ”she told CNA in an interview on Saturday July 31st. Publicity Publicity “What I do know is that I had a lot more …

Taiwan won three medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, including silver in badminton, silver on pommel horse and bronze in golf. After her unsuccessful campaign at the London 2012 Games and the Rio 2016 Olympics, world No. 1 badminton player Tai Tzu-ying (戴 資 穎) finally won her first Olympic medal in Tokyo, a …

TOKYO (AP) – Novak Djokovic let out a cry as if he had just won one of his 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Turning to the somewhat less glamorous mixed doubles competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Serbian partner Nina Stojanovic burst out laughing at Djokovic’s overreaction after serving a first round victory over Brazilian pair …

The leading Chinese table tennis team changed their roster on Sunday at the kick-off of the Olympic team event, as Liu Shiwen withdrew after suffering a recurring elbow injury at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. China’s P card holder Wang Manyu replaced Liu. According to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), each team is eligible to …