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Table Tennis News (November 2016) – SD Sport


Welcome back to another TT News video brought to you by SD Sport. There were just the two ITTF World Tour competitions in November, but with opportunities still available to reach the end World Tour Grand Finals the outcomes of the Austrian and Swedish Opens were just that little bit more important. Here is November’s TT News. Mima Ito has won her third Women’s Singles gold medal on the World Tour, after the 16-year-old picked up the title at the 2016 Austrian Open in Linz. Ito became the youngest table tennis player to win a medal at an Olympic Games, when she secured bronze with Japan at Rio 2016 and her victory over Yui Hamamoto in the Austrian Open final was enough to seal her spot at the Grand Finals in the Women’s Singles category. The Men’s Singles prize at the Austrian Open proved to be a significant achievement, as Kenta Matsudaira won his first gold in the category with his win against Brazil’s Hugo Calderano in the final. There was yet more joy for Japan at the 2016 Swedish Open as both of the Singles trophies went to players from the Asian county. Yuya Oshima booked his place at the end of year Grand Finals after he defeated the home favourite Mattias Karlsson of Sweden in the Men’s Singles final, while the Women’s Singles competition went to Kasumi Ishikawa who now holds six Singles titles on the Tour following her triumph over Turkey’s Hu Melek. Two final news items to mention: Victorious at the 2016 European Championships Emmanuel Lebesson has been honoured by the FFTT for his outstanding achievements at the Budapest competition in October and Sweden has a new coach after it was announced that Peter Sartz would take charge of the Women’s Team for the next four years. Well that’s it for this month’s TT News, if you want more from the world of table tennis then head over to our website at sdsport.co.uk If you enjoyed watching this video then please hit the subscribe button and give us a thumbs up. and why not check out our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Join us again for the next TT News video.

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