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Euro-Asia All Stars Challenge - 27 Jul 2015

GAO Ning replaces Jun MIZUTANI

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Japanese forced to withdraw from Asia –Europe All Stars Challenge due to injury


Coach QIN Zhijan was forced to make one change in Asian team, five days before the 2015 Asia-Euro All Stars Challenge in Zhang Jiagang (China). He replaced Jun MIZUTANI with GAO Ning, because of an injury of Japanese player. Singaporean is currently no. 16 on ITTF World Ranking List, while MIZUTANI is no. 5. Both know very well the best European players, having many encounters against them in Table Tennis Champions League.

Asia-Euro All Stars Challenge in Zhang Jiagang (China) will be held on August 1st and 2nd. Five players in each Continental teams will fight for honor and 100.000 Euros in total. Winning team will earn 60.000, whilst losing team will left the field 40.000 Euros richer. New schedule announced after Jun MIZUTANI withdrawal is the next:


Asia – Europe, Day 1, August 1st


CHUANG Chih-Yuan – Bastian STEGER

GAO Ning – Robert GARDOS

MA Long – Marcos FREITAS

TANG Peng – Vladimir SAMSONOV



Asia-Europe, Day 2, August 2nd

CHUANG Chih-Yuan – Andrej GACINA


TANG Peng – Marcos FREITAS

MA Long – Vladimir SAMSONOV

GAO Ning – Bastian STEGER

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