Table Tennis

Olympic champ Quan youngest name on Forbes China’s 30 under 30

All 30 names on the sports section are Olympic gold medal winners including swimming star Zhang Yufei and diving team.

17 Sep 2021 - 5:26PM
Doo goes viral in China for wanting to take medal to Tiananmen

Hong Kong paddler trends on Weibo after revealing she wants to take Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games bronze to flag-raising ceremony.

16 Aug 2021 - 5:48PM
China paddler Sun not told of dead grandmother till Tokyo return

Women’s team gold medal winner kept in the dark by family over April death so she could concentrate on Olympic Games.

13 Aug 2021 - 9:45PM
‘Perfection’: Ma Long’s golds hailed as he hints at Paris 2024

China star becomes first man to defend singles before team victory makes him most successful paddler in Olympic history – ‘There are no words to describe him,’ says Chinese table tennis chief.

8 Aug 2021 - 10:51PM
China beat Japan for fourth table tennis team gold

Chinese maintain stranglehold on women’s team event, winning fourth gold since it was introduced at Beijing 2008.

6 Aug 2021 - 10:43AM
Heroine Soo ‘never thought I could win’ as Hong Kong claim bronze

Coach Li Ching switches his line-up and Minnie Soo Wai-yam delivers on Olympic stage as Hong Kong’s women’s table tennis team come from behind to beat Germany in Tokyo.

5 Aug 2021 - 9:59PM
Top seeds China into men’s team final after beating South Korea

Top seeds gunning for fourth gold in a row since event was introduced at Beijing 2008 Olympics after knocking off South Korea in their semi-final.

4 Aug 2021 - 9:26PM
Hong Kong paddlers to face Germany as China sets up final with Japan

Top seeds storm into gold medal match with hosts as Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu look to avenge mixed-doubles defeat to Mima Ito and Jun Mitizani.

4 Aug 2021 - 9:30PM
Oldest table tennis player at Tokyo Olympics dubbed ‘Shanghai auntie’

Luxembourg’s Ni Xialian is the oldest table tennis player in Olympics history, but her connection to China, and joyful personality, is making her an online celebrity

9 Aug 2021 - 1:31PM
Syrian table tennis prodigy Hend Zaza, 12, will train in China

Growing up in war-ravaged Syria, Zaza beat a range of adversities to become the youngest Olympian in Tokyo.

3 Aug 2021 - 10:00PM
China’s paddlers swat Singapore aside for semi-final spot in Tokyo

Chen Meng, Wang Manyu and Sun Mingsha record swift 3-0 win, where they only dropped one game, to move on to rematch of Rio 2016 final against Germany.

3 Aug 2021 - 5:00PM
Hong Kong women on history-making roll in team table tennis in Tokyo

‘We’re top four in the world, and all three of us are home-grown talent,’ says world No 15 Doo Hoi-kem after leading team through to Olympic semi-final against second seeds Japan.

3 Aug 2021 - 7:45AM
Hong Kong battle past Romania for table tennis semi-final spot

Doo Hoi-kem caps 3-1 victory with straight-sets win to earn women’s team shot at Tokyo Olympics medal, as coach Li Cheng vows ‘we won’t give in without a fight’.

2 Aug 2021 - 10:22PM
Singapore to face China in table tennis quarter-finals as medal hunt goes on

Singapore, still without a medal at Tokyo 2020, advance to the last eight in the women’s team event, but a formidable China will provide a stern test on Tuesday.

2 Aug 2021 - 10:20PM
Hong Kong into table tennis quarters, but admit ‘we were not very good’

Doo Hoi-kem wins two singles games to help see off Brazil 3-1 and secure progress into the last eight in the women’s team event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

1 Aug 2021 - 10:43PM
It’s all China in men’s and women’s table tennis finals

All Tokyo Olympics gold and silver singles medals will go to China, with Ma Long to face Fan Zhendong in men’s final, and Chen Meng up against Sun Yingsha on women’s side.

29 Jul 2021 - 9:54PM
China’s Chen blasts way into table tennis final, Japan’s Ito loses

Tokyo misses out on a potential clash of the titans as Chinese stars Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha progress to the Olympics women’s singles final.

29 Jul 2021 - 9:52PM
Brave Doo goes down swinging against superb Chen Meng in quarter-finals

Doo out of the women’s singles after good start against world’s best Chen, who fights back from 0-2 down to book spot in semi-finals.

28 Jul 2021 - 8:55PM