But his age and a recent injury didn't stop the year-old Greek table tennis legend from snatching a game off year-old Zhou Kai of China on Saturday and year-old Ham Yu-song of South Korea on Sunday, despite his team suffering defeats in their first two rounds in the Group A team competition.
He was also a bronze medalist in singles at the World Championships in He firmly believes the sport in his country is in good hands. We have had a very good national team for many years now, and many young boys and girls play in leagues outside of Greece. I think we have a good level of quality in the sport.
- They go down against Malaysia with only Saurav Ghosal winning his match and will now face top seeds Hong Kong in the semi-final.
- A huge decision split the commentators down the middle. Josh Addo-Carr holds the World Nines trophy.
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The younger players play in the French league, and are getting better and better each year," he said. The veteran has prolonged his passion and career on the sport in French league where he remains a top draw thanks to the almost mythical status that his backhand topspin has acquired over the years.
But the lure of coming to China, the powerhouse in table tennis world, as well as his indefatigable desire to play the sport, keep him going. Kreangka hopes to impress in the men's singles competition later in the tournament.
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- Each team plays four matches, one game against each side, to determine which two teams will go through to the knockout stages.
- Singapore adopts new sport formats 12 Aug Table tennis started as a genteel, after-dinner game, but is now a fast, high-tech sport.
- Online broadcasting of table tennis competitions on TT-Cup site allows monitor latest events in your favorite sport at any comfortable time.
- Since the Bucharest edition in , table tennis quickly saw the domination of Asian countries. Although both Korea and Japan have distinguished themselves repeatedly during these tournaments, it is the Chinese who dominated this event the most consistently.
- Singles events have 64 seeded players, 32 direct entries and 32 qualifiers. Doubles events have 32 seeded pairs, 16 direct entries and 16 qualifiers.
From the team's perspective, I want to see good, strong games which is great for the people who come to watch," he said.