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Six European players announced for T2 Diamond 2019 Malaysia

Timo BOLL and Bernadette SZOCS will be out to defend their titles


32 of the world’s best table tennis players will be competing at the first event of this year’s T2 Diamond series, taking place in Johor Bahru between 18-21 July 2019. The Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 series is gearing up for the start of its second season with a star-studded list of the world’s top 16 male and top 16 female players.


The first of three events this year is taking place at Pinewood Studios in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, between 18-21 July 2019, where 32 players will compete for a combined prize purse of USD1.5 million and bonus ITTF World Ranking points as they battle their way to 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualification.


A total of 32 matches will be played across the four-day event, in which the Men’s and Women’s Champions of the T2 Diamond 2019 series Timo BOLL of Germany and Bernadette SZOCS of Romania will be out to defend their titles, but will face stiff competition from a whole host of world-class players, listed below:


Men   Women
MA Long (CHN)    WANG Manyu (CHN)
LIN Gaoyuan (CHN)    CHEN MEng (CHN)
XU Xin (CHN)    LIU Shiwen (CHN)
Tomakazu HARIMOTO (JPN)    ZHU Yuling (CHN)
Mattias FALCK (SWE)    DING Ning (CHN)
LIANG Jingkun (CHN)    Mima ITO (JPN)
FAN Zhedong (CHN)    SUN Yingsha (CHN)
 Jun MIZUTANI (JPN)    FENG Tianwei (CHN)
 WONG Chun Ting (HKG)    CHENG I-Ching (TPE)
 LIN Yun-Ju (TPE)    Miu HIRANO (JPN)
 WANG Chuqin (CHN)    CHEN Szu-Yu (TPE)
 Patrick FRANZISKA (GER)    DOO Hoi Ke, (HKG)
 Koki NIWA (JPN)    Kasumi ISHIKAWA (JPN)
 Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (GER)    Miyu KATO (JPN)
 Timo BOLL (GER)    Bernadette SZOCS (ROM)


Event 1:

Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Malaysia 18 – 21 July 2019  Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Event 2:

T2 Diamond 2019 China 26 – 29 September 2019 Missions Hills Resort, Haikou, China

Event 3:

T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore 21 – 24 November 2019 Our Tampines Hub, Singapore


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