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Nigeria progress at World Team table tennis

Nigeria progress at World Team table tennis”

Meanwhile the Seoul-based Korean Table Tennis Association has also proposed a unified Korean team at this year's Asian Games in Jakarta, which is pending approval from the International Table Tennis Federation.

After the success of the summit, planning is now under way for US President donald-trump to match North Korean leader Kim Jongun in just a month to help share the forefront of North Korea's atomic arsenal.

The three-woman team - two players from the south, one from the north - lost to Japan 3-0 in the semi-finals but secured the bronze medal since the event had no third-place game.

The move came days after leaders of the two countries pledged to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.

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The countries formed a joint table tennis team once before, at the world championships in Japan, in 1991, when they won the women's team title.

The two countries - who are technically still at war - were due to meet in the quarter-finals of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Halmstad, Sweden but chose to instead lay down their bats and shake hands in order to form a unified team. Hyun Jung-hwa of South Korea and Li Bun-hui of North teamed up to win against crowd favourites China.

The KTTA said International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Thomas Weikert proposed the joint team at the worlds.

In the semifinals, the Korea team will play the victor of the quarterfinal between Ukraine and Japan. Sports is indeed a great leveler and the unified team for table tennis is in keeping with the sentiments expressed by Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in during their meeting.

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Desk tennis additionally has a historical past in diplomacy.

North and South Korea had divided after the second World War and it was North Korea's participating in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that began the diplomatic breakthrough.

On Wednesday in Halmstad, female players from the two Koreas played an exhibition doubles match during the launching ceremony of the ITTF Foundation.

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