Table Tennis

Zhang Jike beats Wang Hao to claim world table tennis crown

Zhang Jike on his way to beating Wang Hao in Paris. Photo: Reuters

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

Amputee Nathalia Partyka and Katarzyna Grzybowska of Poland in action against HK's Jiang Huajun and Lee Ho-ching. Photo: EPA

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

Lee Ho-ching's world ranking is now 37.Photo: Nora Tam

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

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

Adham Sharara, ITTF President in Beijing.

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 on her way to victory in the Asian Cup women's final at Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

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. Photo: Felix Wong

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

Hong Kong table tennis player Lee Ho-ching. Photo: Xinhua

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

Hui Jun. Photo: David Wong

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

Asian Cup to showcase top players in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Tie Yana has won the Asian Cup before and will be looking for home support this time around. Photo: Felix Wong

The Asian Cup will feature the top 16 men's and women's singles players in the region, who will be vying for US$100,000 in prize money. Each country will be allowed to send a maximum of two players in each category.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:56am

Briefs, February 12, 2013

Former table tennis world champion Zhuang Zedong

Tibetans in the region around Xiahe, Gansu province, which has been a focus of self-immolation protests against Beijing's rule, marked a low-key Tibetan New Year yesterday, with many saying celebrations were inappropriate while the burnings continued. 

12 Feb 2013 - 6:09am

Promoter Barry Hearn says Hong Kong can help revive 'dead sport' of table tennis

Barry Hearn

International sports promoter Barry Hearn has challenged Hong Kong to become a major player in turning table tennis into a million-dollar glamour sport.

Hearn launched the Ping Pong World Championships in London last weekend, aiming to make his version of table tennis more "rock and roll" and turn it into a global TV spectator event.

13 Jan 2013 - 6:37am

Master promoter Hearn puts new spin on 'ping pong'

Russia's "Magic" Max Shmyrev celebrates with his trophy. Photo: SMP

Maverick sports promoter Barry Hearn likes to make statements as loud as Hong Kong's Noon Day Gun and his sporting events create as much smoke.

13 Jan 2013 - 6:38am

Sport Digest, November 6, 2012

Tomic found guilty of driving offence

6 Nov 2012 - 2:46am