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Table Tennis

Zhang Jike beats Wang Hao to claim world table tennis crown

Defending champion Zhang Jike retained his men's singles title at the world championships after defeating fellow mainlander Wang Hao in the final. Fourth seed Zhang prevailed 11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-7 in a rematch of last year's Olympic final to secure a fourth major title in a row.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 5:21am

Lee comes up short, but Hong Kong assured of bronze

Youngster Lee Ho-ching fell agonisingly short of realising her World Championships dream when she and partner Jiang Tianyi were narrowly beaten in the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles semi-finals in Paris yesterday.

18 May 2013 - 4:34am

Hong Kong's Lee Ho-ching receives boost in world table tennis rankings

Hong Kong youngster Lee Ho-ching hopes her surge up the world rankings benefits her in the world championships in Paris this month.

In the rankings released on Wednesday, the 20-year-old shot up to a career-high 37 from 58.

3 May 2013 - 4:46am

Ping pong chiefs on warpath

It is the innocent pastime that has made a surprise return to vogue, but a bitter power struggle has plunged table tennis into uncertain times following an angry row and threats of legal action.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Hong Kong's Yue wants clarity on accusations against ITTF president

Hong Kong table tennis chief Tony Yue Kwok-leung has urged the sport's world governing body to provide more information after the European Table Tennis Union accused its president of a series of wrongdoings.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:03am

Third Asian Cup table tennis title to Liu Shiwen

China's Liu Shiwen yesterday became the first player to win the Asian Cup three times when she beat compatriot Wu Yang in the final of the US$100,000 tournament at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai.

In the men's singles final, which was also an all-mainland affair, Xu Xin successfully defended his title with a 4-2 victory over Yan An, 4-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:55am

Coach pays tribute as trio of Hong Kong players exit Asian Cup

Tang Peng put up a brave fight before going out of the GAC Group Asian Cup as all three Hong Kong players were knocked out of the quarter-finals at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

Lee Ho-ching gives herself no chance in Asian Cup

The 20-year-old was drawn against Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan, Wu Yang of China and Seok Ha-jung of South Korea in group C of the US$100,000 tournament, which begins at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai today.

12 Apr 2013 - 4:45am

Sports Digest, March 7, 2013

Veteran table tennis player Tie Yana has set her sights on playing for Hong Kong in the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

7 Mar 2013 - 3:42am

Hong Kong table tennis coach Hui Jun quits

A former world mixed doubles champion from the mainland, Hui joined the China national team as a coach in the late 1980s after retiring from playing. He has been coaching in Hong Kong since 1998 and took up the head coaching job at the Sports Institute in 2002.

5 Mar 2013 - 6:41am