Tournament in China: Table tennis team loses World Cup game against India


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Table tennis team loses World Cup game against India

Dang Qiu got the only point for the German team against India.  Photo: Liu Xu/XinHua/dpa

Dang Qiu got the only point for the German team against India. photo

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The German men’s table tennis national team suffered a surprising defeat at the Team World Championships in China. Dang Qiu, Benedikt Duda and Ricardo Walther lost their second group game against India 1:3.

The German men’s table tennis national team won at the Team World Championships in China suffered a surprising defeat. Dang Qiu, Benedikt Duda and Ricardo Walther lost their second group game against India 1:3.

The world number 37. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat the two German top players Duda and Dang for the Indian team in 3:2 sets. Dang Qiu scored the only point for the European champions, who played without Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Patrick Franziska, against Harmeet Desai.

German women, on the other hand, are in Cheng you on course for the round of 16. Ying Han (KTS Tarnobrzeg), Nina Mittelham and Shan Xiaona (both TTC Berlin Eastside) defeated Egypt 3-0 without losing a set. In each preliminary round group, at least the top two teams will qualify for the knockout round. Two of the men’s and four of the women’s group thirds reach the round of 16.

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