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Other Events - 28 Jun 2017

Spectacular take-off of T2 Asia-Pacific Table Tennis League

Photo: http://t2apac.com

The honor of playing the first match of this brand new event was given to Vladimir SAMSONOV and Timo BOLL

 

The T2 Asia-Pacific TT League started today in The Pinewood Studios in Johor (MAS). The honor of playing the first match of this brand new event was given to Vladimir SAMSONOV and Timo BOLL. A new team event with new rules - based on connecting to TV audiences - based on time (24 minutes per match). Moreover presented from a studio decorated in a nice 'Cavern' atmosphere, as never seen before on TV or internet. All matches are broadcasted live in parts of China and worldwide on the internet. A 'must see' for table tennis fans and others. For more information see www.t2apac.com.

 

A total of 24 of world`s best table tennis players are competing in 4 teams of three men and three women, among which 10 European top players (m/f). All matches can be viewed on YouTube. The first round of matches is on June 28-30.

 

Touted as the richest competition in today’s professional table-tennis calendar, the players will be battling for an unprecedented prize purse of more than USD 1.75 million in the inaugural season, which will be played across seven match rounds from end of this 28 June to December 2017. All 228 matches in Season 1 will be played and televised live before an invite-only studio audience from the T2CAVERN, a purpose-built arena in the Asian location of Hollywood’s iconic Pinewood Studios, situated in Johor, Malaysia.

 

The four Team Captains

  • JIANG Jialiang, a former two-time world champion from China, dominated the sport in the 1980s, winning multiple medals at the World Championships, World Cup and Asian Championships.

 

  • Jörgen PERSSON was a former world champion and seven-time Olympian who represented Sweden in every Olympic Games when table tennis was introduced into the Olympic program in 1988 until 2012.

 

  • Jörg ROSSKOPF, currently the German men’s national coach, won the silver medal in the men’s doubles at the 1992 Olympic Games and the bronze medal in the men’s singles at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

 

  • Michael MAZE from Denmark was a bronze medal winner at the 2004 Olympic Games in the men’s doubles, and widely considered to be one of the best defensive lobbers in the world.

 

 

Team Jörgen PERSSON

Mattias KARLSSON, Sweden

Jun MIZUTANI, Japan

JOO Se-Hyuk, Korea

DING Ning, China

Suthasini SAWETTABUT, Thailand

Bernadette, SZÕCS, Romania

 

Team Michael MAZE

Timo BOLL, Germany

FENG Tianwei, Singapore

Aleksandr SHIBAEV, Russia

Hina HIYATA, Japan

CHEN Chien-An, Taiwan

YANG Haenun, Korea

 

Team JIANG Jialiang

Vladimir SAMSONOV, Belarus

WU Yang, China

Tomokazu HARIMOTO, Japan

JEON Jihee, Korea

CHUANG Chih-Yuan, Taiwan

Matilda EKHOLM, Sweden

 

Team ROSSKOPF

Dimitrij OVTCHAROV, Germany

Paul DRINKHALL England

Elisabeta SAMARA, Romania

Georgina POTA, Hungary

CHENG I-Ching, Taiwan

SHANG Kun, China

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