Hong Kong Table Tennis Single Player Faltered at Semi Final

杜凱琹亞乒外四強出局 里奧夢未碎

「亞洲乒乓球外圍賽–2016 里約熱內盧奧運外圍賽」今日(14日)下午繼續假伊利沙伯體育館進行第一階段賽事,香港代表隊成員杜凱琹未能再創奇蹟,於四強戰面對中國的李曉霞,以局數1:4惜負出局。雖然未能晉級決賽,但仍有機會出戰明日開始的第二階段賽事,繼續爭取奧運入場券。

繼昨日擊退「一姐」中國的劉詩雯,換上紅色戰衣出賽的杜凱琹今午遇上另一位中國球手、世界排名第五的李曉霞。或許昨日眼見隊友劉詩雯「大熱倒灶」不敵年僅19歲的香港小將杜凱琹,李曉霞今日未見輕敵,甫開賽已展開連串攻勢,打出強勁的對角球,雖然杜凱琹力挽狂瀾下一度撐至「Deuce」,但最終仍然先輸一局10-12。

李曉霞於第二局繼續強攻杜凱琹,隨即再取下一局11-2。落後兩局的杜凱琹未有放棄,調整狀態後於第三局開始與李曉霞拉鋸,一度緊咬對手,但李曉霞加快攻進節奏後,再度主導比賽,連取數分再贏一局11-6。雖然杜凱琹於第四局攻陷對手,扳回一局11-7,但薑始終是老的辣,李曉霞再度打出自己節奏,一舉取下比賽,結果杜凱琹再輸一局2-11,總局數以1:4惜負出局。雖然杜凱琹最終落敗,但全場仍為她拼盡的表現報以熱烈掌聲。

杜凱琹賽後表示:「賽前早已知道今仗是硬仗,因為中國隊只剩下李曉霞一人,所以她一定搏命。顯然,現在我與中國隊頭四號主力仍有一段距離。」雖然無緣晉級,但「阿杜」坦言兩日來的賽事亦有不少得著:「我終於找到最佳發洩壓力的方法,就是『嗌』,我有信心可於第二階段捲土重來。」

至於杜凱琹教練張瑞賽後也不忘大讚「徒兒」的表現:「這兩天杜凱琹的進步很大,特別是處理9-9、10-9這些重要關頭時,比以前成熟很多。今仗對手李曉霞力量與速度都兼備,杜凱琹都已盡力了。」被問到港隊於第二階段的出場名單,張瑞表示最快今晚才會由總教練決定。

由於港隊男子代表黃鎮廷今早不敵中國球手出局、唐鵬則於比賽途中因傷被迫退出,女將李皓晴則被日本球手石川佳純淘汰,故隨著杜凱琹出局,所有港隊成員已完第一階段賽事悉數出局。雖然首階段未能奪得奧運入場券,但港隊成員仍能於明天(15日)開始的第二階段賽事派出兩男兩女隊員爭取里奧參賽資格。

More report in ITTF link below:

http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43984&Competition_ID=2633&

See Doo versus Li in video

Final live below:

Rio Olympic North America Table Tennis Qualifying 4/8 – 4/10 @ Pan Am Centre – Canadian results

Eugene Wang qualified and Zhang Mo (now age 27, played in both Beijing & London Olympic) still has a shot.

Listed at no.67 on the current Men’s World Rankings, the 30 year old Wang is the highest rated player on duty in the Men’s Singles event at the forthcoming 2016 ITTF-North America Olympic Games Qualification Tournament.

Lily Zhang secured her spot today as the 2nd US player in the 3-spot North American entry to Rio.

“My advice is to have passion for what you do,” she affirmed. “Passion will allow you to achieve anything.” – Lily Zhang

Defeat for Zhang Mo but the door is not closed; one place remains for North America in the Women’s Singles event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and by definition that must go to a Canadian; no National Olympic Committee may field more than two players in the singles events in Rio de Janeiro

http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43890&Competition_ID=2649&

http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43888&Competition_ID=2649&

Final starts 3:30 pm tomorrow April 10, live stream on ITTF TV

Rio Olympic Asia Qualifying Tourney 4/13 – 17/2016 at QE Stadium Hong Kong

http://www.hktta.org.hk/2016AQT/

香港男乒「一哥」排名創新高!國際乒聯(ITTF)近日公布最新一期世界排名,23歲新星港乒新星黃鎮廷由原本第11位躍升上第9位,如願達成闖入「世界Top10」目標,成為近30年來男單世界排名最高的香港球手,對他本月中主場出戰「亞洲乒乓球外圍賽 – 2016里約熱內盧奧運外圍賽」注下強心針。

土生土長的黃鎮廷近年成績大躍進,去年11月已登上男單世界排名第11位,超越「老大哥」唐鵬成為港乒「一哥」。經過日前中東兩站包括科威特及卡塔爾公開賽之旅,黃鎮廷即使無緣獎牌卻搶得不少排名搶分,結果成功躋身前10,微升兩級位居世界第9位,創出個人生涯新高,也成為港乒近30年來世界排名進入單位數的男單代表,寫下里程碑。唐鵬亦由第17位回升至第12位,小將何鈞傑則由第74位升上第52名。

女單方面,「愈老愈勁」的帖雅娜由第24位微升至第20位,反超保持排22位不變的年輕球手李皓晴,重登香港「一姐」之位。杜凱琹及姜華珺分別位列第25及30位。港隊大軍將於4月13至17日假灣仔新伊館舉行的「亞洲乒乓球外圍賽 – 2016里約熱內盧奧運外圍賽」,力爭里奧入場券。 詳情請參閱 「亞洲乒乓球外圍賽 – 2016里約熱內盧奧運外圍賽」官方網頁。

黃鎮廷、李皓晴及杜凱琹皆曾受訓於恒生乒乓球學院。

Hong Kong Mixed Success at Qatar ITTF Open

– Tia Yana into WS S/F against Ding Ning.

– Wong Chun Ting faltered at MS Q/F to Ma Long 0-4, after having beaten a much higher seed Chuang Chih-Yuan of Taipei.

– Ho Kwan Kit won under 21 MS crown.

– Ho/Tong Peng lost their MD S/F (last game 13-15) to Zhang Jike/Fan ZhengDong

http://www.ittf.com/competitions/test/matches_of_today

http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43687&Competition_ID=2635&Category=&Competition_ID=&

http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43683&Category=

http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43669&Category=

HK Woman lost in WD Q/F 1-3 to Japan who faces Ding Ning/Liu Shiwen tomorrow in WD final.

JIANG Huajun HKG & LEE Ho Ching lost to Japan Fukuhara Ai & ITO Mima

李皓晴/姜華珺雖擊退俄羅斯對手,但於8強以1比3向日本福原愛/伊藤美誠稱臣。

See Hong Kong Table Tennis Association report on these great results (and Chinese names):

http://www.hktta.org.hk/cgi-bin/display/news.cgi?news=1368

http://www.hktta.org.hk/cgi-bin/display/news.cgi?news=1367

Another double video from 1 week earlier.

Kuwait MD final : Ho/Tang against Zhang/Xu

Hong Kong MD pair will try to qualify for Rio Olympic

2016 World TT Team Final write ups & Video

http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43419&Competition_ID=2587&Category=&Competition_ID=&

http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43415&Competition_ID=2587&Category=&Competition_ID=&

Hong Kong Men better it’s last tourney position from 16 to 8 (losing 1-3 to Japan in QF)

Hong Kong Women again lost a place their spot to play in the S/F and was beaten 2-3 by Chinese Taipei in QF. Lee Ho Ching bore the blunt of the pressure and lost the final rubber 5th set to a much improved Cheng -I -Ching who will be a force to see in the 2016 & 2017 season. Lee lost to Isabel Lee of Singapore in the 5th set during the last tourney in QF.

England Men and Chinese Taipei Women are the two most improved teams in this team tournament of best of 5 in singles.
TV clips are available

http://www.ittf.com/ittv/


Correction:
Hong Kong versus Chinese Taipei Women QF

It was Tie Yana that lost to Chinese Taipei Chen Szu -Yu in the 5th & deciding game. Lee Ho Ching beat Cheng Hsien-Tu_(9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-9) to give Hong Kong the 2-1 lead in the 3rd game after Doo had won the first match against Chen Szu-Zu to give Hong Kong the lead.

Cheng I Ching won 2 points overall and Chen Szu-Yu finished off Tie in Match#5 to secure their place in the S/F. Tie lost both her matches. She was the vet and gate keeper. Lee Ho Ching was 1-0 and Doo Hoi Kem was even with a win and a loss.

http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43389&Competition_ID=2587&

2016 ITTF World Championship Round Robin Group Highlight

ttp://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=43347&Competition_ID=2587&

Hong Kong beat Korea Republic 3-1 to emerge #1 in group to main draw. Japanese women (2015 World Team Cup S/F, lost to North Korea) lost to Germany 2-3 in their group. North Korea (2015 World Team finalist) beat Czech 3-2.

http://www.ittf.com/ittf_team_events/2ndStage/teams_2nd_stage_8_positions_wjc.asp?Tour_Code=2500&Event_Type=WSTM2

杜凱琹(Doo Hoi Kem,1996年11月27日 is another HK born, raised and trained player. She studied at Heep Yun School. Highest honour : 她曾和黃鎮廷搭檔獲得2015年世界乒乓球錦標賽混合雙打銅牌。

港隊德國賽男雙摘銀女單添銅

香港乒乓球隊周日(1/31)於德國公開賽煞科日再添一面男雙銀牌及一面女單銅牌,大軍結束歐洲之行今日分批凱旋返港,總教練陳江華總結時對球員表現感到滿意,做足準備迎接本月底展開的世界團體錦標賽。

繼帖雅娜夥拍姜華珺摘下女雙銅牌後,「阿帖」丈夫唐鵬攜新星何鈞傑亦勇奪男雙亞軍,兩人在決賽雖以1:3不敵日本組合大島祐哉/森園政崇,但贏得銀牌是何鈞傑與唐鵬合作雙打的首個奬牌。

女單方面,李皓晴以4:3力壓韓國球手徐孝元,勇闖4強,肯定袋走獎牌,可惜準決賽以1:4向日本「美少女」石川佳純稱臣,摘下銅牌。
李嘉宜黃芊柔法國公開賽女雙添金

李嘉宜及黃芊柔於法國青少年乒乓球公開賽為港隊贏取第2金!兩名香港小將在當地時間周日(21日)上演的女子少年組(U15)雙打決賽中,以3:1勇挫俄羅斯,繼女團後再添一面金牌。

上周六(20日)贏取女少團體冠軍後,李嘉宜及黃芊柔未有鬆懈,即使在女單4強先後落馬,但卻於之後進行的U15女雙決賽中,以總局數3:1擊敗俄羅斯組合 Kristina KAZANTSEVA 及 Elina RUB ,順利成為今屆賽事的雙料冠軍,並且繼女團項目後,再一次在決賽力克該兩名俄國球手奪冠。總結今次賽事,港隊女將成績優異,共獲2金1銀2銅佳績。