Table Tennis – Men’s Qualifications (MS11)

Day 2 of the Men’s Table Tennis Qualification (MS11):

Day 2, Session 3:

13:00 JST – Group C – Match 5: KIM Gi Tae (KOR) vs von EINEM Sam (AUS) | View Results

13:00 JST – Group D – Match 6: CUESTA MARTINEZ Eduardo (ESP) vs CREANGE Lucas (FRA) | View Results

13:40 JST – Group A – Match 7: KATO Koya (JPN) vs PALOS Peter (HUN) | View Results

13:40 JST – Group B – Match 8: TAKEMORI Takeshi (JPN) vs van ACKER Florian (BEL) | View Results

Table Tennis/MS11
Country: Australia (AUS)
Born: 21 June 1995
Event: Table Tennis
Result/Rank:
– World rank #3
– 2016 Paralympics – Silver medallist
– 2017 Thailand Open – Gold medallist
– 2017 Korean Open – Silver medallist
– 2018 IPTT World Championship – Bronze medallist
– 2018 Commonwealth Games Torch Relay
– 2019 INAS Global Games – Gold medallist (Singles), Silver medallist (Teams), Bronze medallist (Doubles).
– 2020 Spanish Costa Brava Open – Bronze medallist

Bio: Sam is an experienced and competitive Table Tennis player, representing Australia at international events since 2016. He was the silver medallist at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, and more recently placed first at the INAS Global Games in 2019. Sam also plays tennis, having won the Australian Tennis Championships singles competition in both 2017 and 2019. Tokyo 2020 will be his second Paralympic Games.

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Table Tennis/MS11
Country: Belgium (BEL)
Born: 28 February 1997
Event: Table Tennis
Results/Rank:

– World #3 – 2014 Beijing, China
– #1 – 2016 Rio Paralympics
– European #3 – 2017 Lasko, Slovenia
– World #1 – 2018 Lasko, Slovenia
– European #1 – 2019 Helsingborg, Sweden

Bio: Florian Van Acker is a Belgian Table Tennis player in the MS11 category. He won Gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympic games, and more recently won Gold at both the 2018 World Championships and the 2019 European Championships. Tokyo 2020 will be his second Paralympic campaign.

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 Table Tennis/MS11
Country: Spain (ESP)
Born: 8 May 1985
Event: Table Tennis
Result/Rank: World Rank (Tied) #5

– #9 – 2016 Rio Paralympics
– European #3 – 2017 Lasko, Slovenia
– European #3 – 2019 Helsingborg, Sweden
– European #5 – Teams – 2019 Helsingborg, Sweden

Bio: Eduardo Cuesta is a MS11 Table Tennis athlete from Turkey who is currently tied for fifth position in the world rankings. He is currently training for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics where he will compete for Spain.

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Table Tennis/MS11
Country: France (FRA)
Born: 26 October 1992
Event: Table Tennis
Results/Rank: World Rank #4

– #5 – 2016 Rio Paralympics
– World #1 – Team – 2017 Bratislava, Slovakia
– European #1 – Team – 2017 Lasko, Slovenia
– European #2 – 2017 Lasko, Slovenia
– World #3 – 2018 Lasko, Slovenia
– European #3 – 2019 Helsingborg, Sweden

Bio: Currently ranked fourth in the world, Lucas Creange is a French Table Tennis player. He started playing at 12 years old, and credits his defeats as his best learning experiences in the sport. He is currently in training for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, is excited for the atmosphere at the competition, and hopes to bring home a medal.

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Table Tennis/MS11
Country: Hungary (HUN)
Born: 31 August 1985
Event: Table Tennis
Result/Rank: World rank #1

– #1 – 2012 London Paralympics
– World #3 – 2014 Beijing, China
– #3 – 2016 Rio Paralympics
– European #1 – 2017 Lasko, Slovenia
– World #2 – 2018 Lasko, Slovenia
– European #2 – 2019 Helsingborg, Sweden

Bio: Peter Palos in a Hungarian para table tennis athlete, currently ranked first in the world in the MS11 category. He won gold at both the Athens (2004) and London (2012) Paralympics, as well as bronze in Rio in 2016. He will represent his country once again at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Table Tennis/MS11
Country: Japan (JPN)
Born: 16 February 1993
Event: Table Tennis
Result/Rank: World Rank #8

BioKoya Kato is a Japanese para Table Tennis player with a playing style that focuses on the attack. Born in 1996, he uses a shakehand grip and is currently ranked world number 8. He is currently in preparation for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Table Tennis/MS11
Country: Japan (JPN)
Born: 10 October 1993
Event: Table Tennis
Result/Rank: World Rank #7

Bio: Takeshi Takemori is currently ranked 7th in the world in the MS11 category for Table Tennis. A Japanse athlete, Takeshi was born in Matsudo City, and has proven himself to be a consistent player both nationally and internationally. A player with a powerful forehand, he placed second at the ITTF Costa Brava Spanish Para Open in 2020. Tokyo 2020 will be his second Paralympic Games.

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Table Tennis/MS11
Country: Korea (KOR)
Born: 20 May 1998
Event: Table Tennis
Result/Rank: World Rank #5 (Tied)

– World #1 – Teams – 2014 Beijing, China
– World #5 – 2014, Beijing, China
– #4 – 2016 Rio Paralympics
– World #5 – 2018 Lasko, Slovenia
– #1 – 2018 Asian Para Games, Jakarta
– #1 – Teams – 2018 Asian Para Games, Jakarta

Bio: Gi Tae Kim is a Korean Table Tennis player in the MS11 category. He placed 4th at the Rio Paralympics in 2016, a result he hopes to better at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Date

Aug 26 2021
Expired!

Time

Japan Standard Time
09:00 - 14:20
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