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  • GB Olympic dream over – for now

    January 24, 2020

    Great Britain will have to win the second stage of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament if they are to compete at the Tokyo Olympics after defeat to Croatia tonight.

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  • First job done in GB Olympic bid

    January 23, 2020

    They didn’t have everything their own way, but Great Britain cleared the first hurdle towards Olympic team qualification as they beat Argentina 3-0 in Portugal tonight.

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  • Argentina and Spain are first opponents for GB

    January 20, 2020

    Great Britain’s men will start their Olympic Qualifying Tournament campaign against Argentina, while GB women face a tie against Spain.

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  • Players tuning up for Tokyo 2020 qualifying bid

    January 17, 2020

    Great Britain are in a good place to give their all at the Olympic Team Qualifying tournament in Portugal next week – that’s the message coming out of their training camp.

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  • Liam Pitchford picked for 2019 showreel

    January 8, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s stunning behind-the-back shots against Jun Mizutani feature in the ITTF’s Best Shots of 2019 video.

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  • Leopards squad named for Worlds

    December 16, 2019

    England have named a strong team for the World Team Championships in Korea in March.

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  • Pitchford bounced out by Boll

    November 15, 2019

    Liam Pitchford ran into Timo Boll at his imperious best as the European champion ended his Austrian Open run in the last 16.

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  • Watch: Liam’s awesome shots go viral!

    How’s this for imagination and dexterity in the heat of battle? England’s Liam Pitchford played not just one but two amazing behind-the-back shots during his last-32 clash with Jun Mizutani in the Austrian Open.

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  • Pitchford powers into last 16

    November 14, 2019

    Liam Pitchford defeated 11th seed Jun Mizutani in a deciding set to move into the last 16 of the Austrian Open, but the other English players went out.

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  • Pitchford fights back to reach main draw

    November 13, 2019

    Liam Pitchford launched a storming comeback to book a place in the main draw of the Austrian Open today, but Paul Drinkhall was on the receiving end of a fightback and went out.

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  • English trio go through in Austria

    November 12, 2019

    Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho are through their opening round of the Austrian Open, but Sam Walker and Denise Payet have gone out.

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  • England run ended by Chinese Taipei

    November 8, 2019

    England’s hopes of repeating their medal-winning Team World Cup performance of last year were ended by ruthless Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals this morning.

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  • England see off Austria to top group

    November 7, 2019

    England beat Austria 3-0 to top their group at the ZEN-NOH ITTF Team World Cup and move into the quarter-finals, where their opponents will be Chinese Taipei.

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  • Brilliant England blow away hosts Japan

    November 6, 2019

    England caused a sensation on the opening day of the ZEN-NOH ITTF Team World Cup as they beat hosts Japan 3-1.

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  • England to face Japan at ITTF Team World Cup

    November 5, 2019

    England were grouped with familiar foes – and hosts – Japan, along with Austria in today’s draw for the ZEN-NOH ITTF Team World Cup.

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  • Gavin Evans: England and GB role is an honour

    October 31, 2019

    Gavin Evans leads England into the ZEN-NOH ITTF Team World Cup aiming for a medal on what is the first step of a journey which everyone hopes will lead to Team GB qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

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  • Full-strength squad for Team World Cup

    October 25, 2019

    England have announced a full-strength team as they once again go for glory at the ZEN-NOH ITTF Team World Cup.

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  • Pitchford edged out by Samsonov

    October 10, 2019

    Liam Pitchford could not keep up his recent mastery of Vladimir Samsonov as he was beaten in a deciding seventh set of a pulsating match at the German Open tonight.

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  • Drinkhall and Ho make Germany exit

    October 9, 2019

    Tin-Tin Ho and Paul Drinkhall both lost in four straight at the German Open as they were unable to join Liam Pitchford in the main draw.

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  • Drinkhall and Ho win in Germany

    October 8, 2019

    Tin-Tin Ho and Paul Drinkhall won their opening matches at the German Open in Bremen, but Sam Walker went out to a Chinese opponent.

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