Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Intriguing battles in store on day two of table tennis action

Written by 
Published in Table Tennis
Saturday, 24 July 2021 09:08

An intriguing day of table tennis competition at the Mixed Doubles event awaits as Japan’s Mima Ito and Mizutani Jun take on Germany’s Patrick Franziska and Petrissa Solja in the quarter-final at 1100 (local time).

The second seed Japanese are gunning for that historic gold medal on home soil and a win over the Germans, who are seeded seventh, will set up a semi-final date with either Chinese Taipei or Republic of Korea, who clash in the other quarter-final.

Top seed China, represented by Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen take on the Romanian duo of Ovidiu Ionescu and Bernadette Szocs where a victory will see them take on the winner of France versus Hong Kong, China encounter in the semi-final which is scheduled at 2000 in the evening.

Portugal’s Shao Jieni, who survived an early scare in the first round of Women’s Singles, will come head-to-head with Singapore’s Yu Mengyu next. Shao will be looking for that same self-belief to edge out another victory over the Singaporean. She had battled back from three games down to prevail over Sweden’s Christina Kaellberg in her opening round.

Much will be expected from Korea Republic’s Shin Yubin as the 17-year-old takes on Luxemburg’s Ni Xia Lian, who at 58, is the oldest Olympian table tennis player at the Tokyo Games. The 17-year-old is touted as the next generation of table tennis stars to emerge and underlined her credentials with a comfortable 4-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-1, 12-10) victory over Guyana’s Chelsea Edghill.

Thailand’s Orawan Paranang will be back in action against Hana Matelova of the Czech Republic after she steamrolled past Melanie Diaz in just 27 minutes to win her opening round encounter against the Puerto Rican.

The 23-year-old Royal Thai Army sergeant from Ubon Ratchathani won her first game 13-11 before comfortably dispatching Diaz 11-6, 11-8 and 11-7 in the next three games to advance.

Olympic debutant Clarence Chew of Singapore is set to face Austrian Daniel Habesohn in the second round after enjoying a fairy tale start with a 4-2 (11-4, 4-11, 11-3, 13-11, 3-11, 12-10) victory over Senegal’s Ibrahima Diaw.

The table tennis competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games takes place from July 24 to August 6 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium with five gold medals at stake in the Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Team, Women’s Team and Mixed Doubles.

Follow all the action here:

TV: https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/where-to-watch-olympic-games-live

Results: ITTF.com and Worldtabletennis.com

Social: @WTT

Read 24 times

Soccer

MLS Power Rankings: Nashville stumbles; Atlanta continues climb

MLS Power Rankings: Nashville stumbles; Atlanta continues climb

New England and Seattle continue their reign atop the order, but second-year side Nashville SC has s...

Aussie rules! Overseas ref to make Prem history

Aussie rules! Overseas ref to make Prem history

Australian Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to referee a Premier League clash...

Barca need late goal to salvage Granada draw

Barca need late goal to salvage Granada draw

Ronald Araujo's late header salvaged a 1-1 draw for Barcelona against Granada at the Camp Nou on Mon...

Basketball

Ballmer: Clips forging 'own identity' with arena

Ballmer: Clips forging 'own identity' with arena

LA Clippers chairman Steve Ballmer initially was content to play at Staples Center -- in the same bu...

Ntilikina, Knicks' top pick in '17, signs with Mavs

Ntilikina, Knicks' top pick in '17, signs with Mavs

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina on Thursday, adding the guard picke...

Baseball

Engel 'feels good,' will be activated by White Sox

Engel 'feels good,' will be activated by White Sox

DETROIT -- The Chicago White Sox are on the verge of finally getting their starting outfield back fo...

Former OF Gose, 31, called up by Indians as LHP

Former OF Gose, 31, called up by Indians as LHP

CLEVELAND -- Anthony Gose is ready to make a new kind of pitch to play in the majors.Formerly a fast...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated