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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Photo crédit: Vincent Kovacs.
Tomorrow morning, the cup of the world taking place in Liverpool will begin.
Xu Xin and Ma Long will be the two favorites of the competition.
The European, Dimitrij Ovtcharov can hope to get a place after his two medals in London like his compatriot Timo Boll.
Two invitations offered by the ITTF are intended for Michael Maze and the local Liam Pitchford. Some days ago, the French Adrien Mattenet took the place of Gao Ning, wounded in the arm, it will not be able attend Adrien to use sparingly this chance that can make him forget his poor result at the Olympic Games.


For the Intercontinental, Thiago Montheiro will be favorite to William Henzell followed by the Canadian Pierre-Luc Thériault and Egyptian Ahmed Ali Saleh.


Start of the competition Friday morning at 9:00 local.



Friday, 7 September 2012

On Friday, Great Britain’s David Wetherill matched up against Thomasz Kusiak of Germany in the preliminary rounds of Paralympic table tennis. In the fourth game of the best-of-five match, Wetherill pulled off what was surely the shot of the tournament.



The 22-year-old Wetherill suffers from multiple epiphyseal dysplasia , a congenital disease in which cartilage ossifies. As a result, he plays in Class 6 of the Paralympics table tennis tournament, which is reserved for players with “severe impairments of legs and arms.” (The divisions for physically disabled athletes go from Class 1—“no sitting balance with severe reduction of function in the playing arm”—to Class 10—“very mild impairments in legs, or very mild impairment of playing arm, or severe to moderate impairment of non-playing arm, or moderate impairment of the trunk." Class 11 is for intellectually disabled athletes.)
In accepting congratulations on Twitter for his amazing shot, Wetherill made sure to point out that he lost the match . “Need opportunities to make it right these next 4 years,” he wrote.