Table Tennis News (February 2016) – SD Sport

Table Tennis News (February 2016) – SD Sport


Hello and welcome to February’s edition of TT News brought to you by SD Sport. With the 2016 World Team Championships set to finish at the beginning of March, the focus turns to continental and league competitions. So without further ado, here’s February’ top table tennis news. There’s only one place to start, and that’s at the German Open Ma Long and Wu Yang picked up the men’s and women’s singles titles in Berlin, after beating Vladimir Samsonov and Kasumi Ishikawa in the respective finals. Elsewhere, Japan’s Masataka Morizono and Yuya Oshima won the men’s doubles crown, while the South Korean partnership of
Yang Haeun and Jeon Jihee stood victorious in the women’s doubles final. Shen Yanfei put in an impressive Europe Top-16 debut after she won the women’s singles trophy following a 4-1 win against Hu Melek of Turkey. Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov was the winner of the men’s title as he overcame Joao Monteiro in the final, having lost to the Portuguease player in the Group Stages of the competition. To Africa now as Quadri Aruna and Dina Meshref have booked their places at the respective men’s and women’s World Cups. This comes after the two players won the Africa top 16 gold medals. All of the month’s major transfer stories have involved German Bundesliga clubs, Borussia Dusseldorf have been busy in the last couple of months announcing player arrivals and departures,
and February has seen yet more changes for the club as Panagiotis Gionis is heading to the Polish Super League, and will be replaced by Kristian Karlsson Elsewhere, Grünwettersbach’s Joao Geraldo has agreed to join Ochsenhausen, and Zugbrücke Grenzau have announced two new signings as Kou Lei and Kohei Sambe come in. Nottingham Sycamore have won the British League’s premier division title as the 2015-2016 campaign drew to a close. Paul Drinkhall appeared for Sycamore in the all important top of the table clash with Ormesby, winning both of his matches to lead Nottingham to the top. Kingfisher and Fusion finished in the relegation zone. the Swedish Elite Division’s main season
also finished in February, as Eslövs finished way out in front. Next up for the Swedish League is the end of season play-offs, while there were also league matches in France and Germany. SD Sport celebrated its one-year anniversary on
the 10th of February, and we also released an updated redesign of the websites SD
Sport 1.2 to mark the occasion. You can find all of the details by watching our special one-year-anniversary video. Links to all of the reports seen in this video, and our Social Media pages, can be found in the description below. well that brings February’s table tennis
news broadcast to an end, but you can keep up-to-date with the world of table
tennis by heading over to our website: sdsport.co.uk Thanks for watching, be sure to SUBSCRIBE, and check back with us at the end of March for another TT News video

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