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'Asian Games will provide Kuwait with experience'
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15, : Chairman of the Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Talal Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said that the 17th Asian games tournament which will kick off in South Korea next Friday is a chance to enhance the level of expertise of Kuwaiti athletes. The Kuwaiti teams which will head to Incheon city on Tuesday have completed the preparations for the event, aiming to achieve positive results, said Sheikh Talal in a statement on Monday.
China table tennis coach puts heat on Olympic champ Zhang
The head coach of China's all-conquering men's table tennis team has warned Olympic and world singles champion Zhang Jike to knuckle down at the Asian Games or risk throwing away his chance to defend his gold medal at the Rio Games. Though the 26-year-old has been virtually untouchable in singles since his 2011 world title in Rotterdam, his lackluster performances in team events have been a source of frustration for long-serving coach Liu Guoliang.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Omagh man going for gold at Special Olympics
Pictured at Dublin Airport Terminal 2 before they departed were Aer Lingus cabin crew member Edel Staunton and Paul Gordon, Star Breakers, SO Club, Omagh, Co. Tyrone Special Olympic athlete Paul Gordon, flew out to Belgium earlier this week with Team Ireland in the hope of securing medals at the 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games.
Campbell misses out on China
Newham's Jane Campbell saw her World Para Table Tennis Championship medal hopes ended with doubles defeat against Croatia in China. Having lost their first group match, Campbell and partner Sara Head needed to beat their Croatian rivals to have any hopes of progressing to the knockout stages.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Ten paddlers for Asian Games
A 10-member table tennis contingent, five men and women each, will be representing India at the Asian Games to be held in the South Korean city of Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4. The team was selected on the basis of national and international rankings, keeping in mind the current form of the players. The Table Tennis Federation of India had sent the names to the Indian Olympic Association which, in turn, recommended them to the sports ministry for clearance, which gave the final nod.
Asian Games: Injury woes hit Singapore paddlers
Zhan Jian will miss the 2014 Asian Games due to elbow injury, while female paddler Yu Mengyu is suffering from a back injury. STTA president Ellen Lee , deputy president Alex Yam together with the table tennis players and coaches from the Singapore team.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
St Louis, Corbin team up in British League
France-based table tennis pro Dexter St Louis will be in the United Kingdom this weekend for a series of Premier Division fixtures with LVA London Academy. In March, St Louis won seven of his eight matches for London Academy, the Trinidad and Tobago player helping the team top the Division One Midlands table.
If Nixon pinged, Modi will pong
New Delhi, Sept. 11: Teenagers are unlikely diplomats. But a quiet decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi involving 12 young Indian table tennis players is allowing New Delhi and Islamabad to contemplate a fresh stab at talks three weeks after their relations appeared headed for a tailspin.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Canberra City News
Aged 81, Arthur is off to the table tennis championships
ONE of Canberra's oldest table tennis players, Arthur Wilks, 81, will represent the ACT in the Australian Veterans Championships in Kingston, Tasmania, next month . Wilks is a retired Canberra school principal who published a history of ACT table tennis in 2013 and has been awarded an OAM.
Newham para table tennis star Jane meets her match in Beijing
Newham's Jane Campbell had the misfortune to come up against the world number two, Qian Lee, in the quarter-final of the women's class three singles at the 2014 ITT Para Table Tennis World Championships in Beijing. The Chinese player was clearly in no mood to give up her world title and she ran out a comfortable 3-0 winner.
McKibbin remains positive in defeat
Wandsworth's Paralympian table tennis star Aaron McKibbin was disappointed in defeat, but upbeat in his performance at the ITTF Para Table Tennis World Championships in Beijing. The 22-year-old went out of the men's singles class 8 at the last 16 stage on Tuesday, after coming through his round robin group in second place.
Ham and High
Table tennis star Tin-Tin Ho wins hat-trick of gold medals at School Games
Paddington's Tin-Tin Ho is celebrating winning three gold medals at the 2014 Sainsbury's School Games in Manchester. The Commonwealth Games silver medalist helped the England South East girls' squad to claim the team title, and she added a second gold as the South East clinched the overall crown once results from the girls', the boys' and disabled events had been added up.
The Star Online
'Oldie' Mun Yee still very motivated for Asiad glory
PETALING JAYA: It's not easy to stay motivated in a sport once you hit your late 20s. But don't tell that to diver Leong Mun Yee.
John Kwame Otieku, 64, Dies In Syracuse, New York
By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr. Atumpan News Agency The death of Mr. John Kwame Otieku was reported on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Syracuse, New York. He was 64 years old, and the cause of death, according to Mr. Omar Otieku, a son of the deceased, was complications from a heart attack.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
679-Member Squad to Represent India at the Asian Games
Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government today cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4. Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Youth Affairs & Sports Sarbananda Sonowal took the decision in consultation with Prime Mininster Narendra Modi. The total number of 516 athletes and 163 coaches and support staff are against the original list of 942 participants including 662 athletes and 280 officials sent by the Indian Olympic Association .
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Nepal wins 6 bronze in South Asian Cadet & Junior Table Tennis
Nepal won six bronze medals in the South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis championship 2014 held in Islamabad, Pakistan, held from August 27 to 29, 2014, Nepal Sports Council said in a statement Friday. In the Junior Boy's team event, Mani Kumar Lama, Krishna Thapa Magar and Rajoj Thaku while Junior Girl's Yerina Maharjan, Norden Tamang and Swikriti Shrestha won bronze medals in the event.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Leckford's Hannah Hick is on the International stage once more
Commonnal stage at the European Team Championships.wealth Games table tennis star Hannah Hicks has the chance to shine again on the international stage.
Meet table tennis twins representing Britain at European Summer games
A PAIR of identical twins from Winton will be jetting off to Belgium next week to represent Great Britain at the Special Olympics European Summer Games.
Kimbolton's golden girl Maggie Gambrill shines in British Transplant Games
Golden girl Maggie Gambrill was crowned Best Female Athlete in her age category after claiming four gold medals from the British Transplant Games in Bolton.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
The Star Online
No regrets from Sock Khim for defying doctor's orders
National table tennis player Ng Sock Khim aggravated his knee injury at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July and has been omitted from the Asian Games squad to Incheon this month.