Table Tennis

World and Olympic champion Zhang heads ITTF World Cup invitees

By James Crook

Zhang Jike is the biggest name on the line-up for the ITTF World Cup in BelgiumSeptember 16 - Chinese superstar Zhang Jike is the biggest name among the list of invitees to this month's International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men's World Cup in Verviers, where he will be looking to make history as the first man to win back-to-back world titles, an Olympic gold medal and the World Cup crown consecutively.

Ding denied two years at top by team-mate Shiwen

By James Crook

China's Liu Shiwen has taken the |ITTF world number one spot, overthrowing team-mate Ding Ning who was approaching two years at the topSeptember 6 - China's Ding Ning has finally been overthrown as the top-ranked female table tennis player in the world after a 22-month stint at the top by compatriot Liu Shiuwen (pictured left), just weeks before the Women's World Cup starts in Japan.