Outstanding on the ITTF Junior Circuit at the Butterfly 2014 Canadian Junior and Cadet Open, staged earlier in the year in April in Markham; Kanak Jha and Crystal Wang proved the sensations of the first day of play, Wednesday 25th June, at the ITTF-North America Cup in Burnaby.
“It is very important for table tennis to have people in the Olympic Movement.”
"When you become personally involved, it is easier to identify yourself with other people."
Exciting times lay ahead in Burnaby and beyond, the United States, the sleeping giant that secured World titles the 1930s is awakening from its slumber.
“I hope that the ITTF continues to be a leader in promoting Peace through Sport.”
He is now 22 years old in a tournament that sees quite a range in the age spectrum.
1985: E.C. Interests.
"My passion for the rest of my years since then has been Table Tennis."
The sole title that eluded the Japanese in 1959 was Men’s Singles, which was won by China’s Rong Guotuan. It was China’s first gold medal in the WTTC’s. And it was a harbinger of things to come.
“That was the moment I was struck by the important role that ‘sports diplomacy’ could play.”
“Sport can make a powerful contribution to friendship and peace between the peoples.”
Some time ago when I was doing some research on Ivor Montagu, I ran across a book that I thought might be able to provide more insights about him. It was the Encyclopedia of Jews in Sports, published in 1965.
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Continuing along with this week’s theme of honoring our sport’s patriarchs, today I would like to tell you about the table tennis patriarch from my childhood: Charlie Disney.
To boot, we’ve also learned why Ivor Montagu’s name is preceded by “Hon.,” as well as the reason behind why both the Swathling Cup and the Swathling Club are named in honor of the Montagu family.