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Table Tennis World Team Championships finally canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Table Tennis World Team Championships finally canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

International Table Tennis Federation says in a statement that it hoped to hold the event in February 2021 but was forced to cancel due to the worsening situation in Korea Republic

International table tennis returns after 238-day COVID-19 hiatus with tournaments in China
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International table tennis returns after 238-day COVID-19 hiatus with tournaments in China

The ITTF, the sport's world governing body, said in September that players would be banned from breathing on balls and there would be no handshakes after matches.

Ultimate Table Tennis indefinitely postponed amidst ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
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Ultimate Table Tennis indefinitely postponed amidst ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Ultimate Table Tennis, which began in 2017, was to take place after the Tokyo Olympics, which has now been moved to next year because of the pandemic.

India's table tennis players including Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan unwilling to join proposed national camp before August
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India's table tennis players including Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan unwilling to join proposed national camp before August

Following the central government's decision to open sports stadiums and complexes without spectators last month, the TTFI had sought players' availability twice for the training camp, first for the beginning of June and then for June last week. The Players have ended up saying no to both.

Coronavirus Outbreak: International Table Tennis Federation extends suspension of activities till July end
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Coronavirus Outbreak: International Table Tennis Federation extends suspension of activities till July end

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Saturday extended the suspension its activities till end of July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: ITTF forced to cancel nine tournaments, including two World Tour events, due to COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: ITTF forced to cancel nine tournaments, including two World Tour events, due to COVID-19

The ITTF has already suspended all its activities till June end. Earlier this month, the world body had set new dates for the World Team Championships, which were supposed to take place in Busan in March. It will now be held in September-October.

After winning first ITTF title in 10 years, Achanta Sharath Kamal becomes highest-ranked Indian at World No 31
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After winning first ITTF title in 10 years, Achanta Sharath Kamal becomes highest-ranked Indian at World No 31

In the women's rankings, Manika Batra is in the 63rd position while Sutirtha Mukherjee entered the top-100 for the first time. She jumped 14 spots to be 95th

Coronavirus Outbreak: India's top-ranked table tennis player G Sathiyan trains with robot to hone skills during lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India's top-ranked table tennis player G Sathiyan trains with robot to hone skills during lockdown

The robot, which Sathiyan imported from Germany, can launch up to 120 balls per minute from across the net with varying spin and speed

Coronavirus Outbreak: TT world body staff takes voluntary pay cut to deal with financial implications of postponed events
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Coronavirus Outbreak: TT world body staff takes voluntary pay cut to deal with financial implications of postponed events

The entire staff of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), including its president, has opted for a voluntary pay cut to deal with severe financial challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: ITTF suspends all planned events until 30 June, rankings frozen as of March
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Coronavirus Outbreak: ITTF suspends all planned events until 30 June, rankings frozen as of March

The ITTF Executive Committee met on Sunday to further discuss the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the international table tennis event schedule

Coronavirus pandemic: Amid COVID-19 threat, Achanta Sharath Kamal focuses on job at hand by winning first title in 10 years
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Coronavirus pandemic: Amid COVID-19 threat, Achanta Sharath Kamal focuses on job at hand by winning first title in 10 years

As the news of sporting events getting suspended or postponed around the world started trickling in, Sharath was in Muscat for the ITTF Challenge Plus event

India's Sharath Kamal beats Marcos Freitas in ITTF Oman Open final to break decade-long trophy drought
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India's Sharath Kamal beats Marcos Freitas in ITTF Oman Open final to break decade-long trophy drought

Despite being a game down, 37-year-old Sharath Kamal recovered well to outclass top-seeded Marcos Freitas of Portugal 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 17-15 in the final

Achanta Sharath Kamal-Gnanasekaran Sathiyan pair breaks into top 20 in ITTF men's doubles rankings
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Achanta Sharath Kamal-Gnanasekaran Sathiyan pair breaks into top 20 in ITTF men's doubles rankings

The Indian doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan entered top-20 in the latest ITTF men's doubles world ranking, even as Anthony Amalraj broke into the singles top-100.

Chinese Table Tennis Association thanks Qatar for providing training facilities in Doha amid coronavirus outbreak
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Chinese Table Tennis Association thanks Qatar for providing training facilities in Doha amid coronavirus outbreak

Asian powerhouse China have won 28 out of 32 golds awarded since table tennis became an Olympic sport in 1988 and QTTA chief Khalil Al-Mohannadi said he wanted to make sure the worlds best would be playing at the Qatar event

Tokyo Olympics 2020: TTFI promises to appoint head coach for four-year cycle after Massimo Costantini's departure
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: TTFI promises to appoint head coach for four-year cycle after Massimo Costantini's departure

Notwithstanding their disappointing performance in the Olympics team qualifiers, the Indian paddlers have done exceedingly well in the last 18 months to raise the profile of the sport in the country

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fifth seed Indian men's table tennis squad well-placed to earn qualification for team event at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fifth seed Indian men's table tennis squad well-placed to earn qualification for team event at Games

Despite the lack of a head coach since the 2019 Asian Games, Indian players have been producing impressive on the professional circuit

ITTF President Thomas Weikert says it is right time to host a mega event like World Championships
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ITTF President Thomas Weikert says it is right time to host a mega event like World Championships

The Table Tennis Federation of India will submit its bid for the World Championships (team) at the end of the year.

Delhi to host International Table Tennis Federation's Executive Committee meeting
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Delhi to host International Table Tennis Federation's Executive Committee meeting

This will be second time the country will be hosting such a meeting. The previous EC meeting of the ITTF was held in New Delhi way back in 1987 when Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) played host to the World Championships here.

Manav Thakkar becomes fourth Indian paddler to attain World No 1 rank in Under-21 men's singles category
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Manav Thakkar becomes fourth Indian paddler to attain World No 1 rank in Under-21 men's singles category

Among other Indians, Sathiyan has managed to retain his 30th spot in the rankings for the senior category, while Achanta Sharath Kamal has climbed a spot to 33rd position

US Open: Indian paddler Mudit Dani assures first ITTF medal after progressing to men's doubles semi-finals
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US Open: Indian paddler Mudit Dani assures first ITTF medal after progressing to men's doubles semi-finals

Mudit, playing alongside Canada's Marko Medjugorac, won 4-2 (11-9, 6-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 11-9) against the US pairing of Tian Ye and Si Zhigao in a hard-fought quarter-final match