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2024 ITTF World Championship day two recap

The 2024 ITTF World Championship in Busan, South Korea entered day two on Saturday, February 17. SportsRation presents a recap of the days action.

Sweden emerged victorious in a marathon match against Singapore, displaying resilience and determination to clinch the win after over three and a half hours of intense play.

In another epic battle, Portugal prevailed over Iran in a game that lasted over three hours, showcasing their perseverance and ultimately emerging victorious.

Team Japan’s men, including players Tomokazu Harimoto, Hiroto Shinozuka, and Sora Matsushima, kicked off their Busan 2024 campaign with a dominant 3-0 win over Team Czechia, demonstrating impeccable performance and leaving no room for error. This adds to thier walkover vs Nigeria on day one.

Continuing their strong performance, Korea Republic’s women’s team secured a commanding 3-0 victory over Team Malaysia on day 2, much to the delight of the enthusiastic home crowd.

Chile secured an important victory over the USA in a thrilling encounter, with Paulina Vega emerging as the hero with a decisive 3-2 victory, marking Chile’s second triumph of the tournament.

In a closely contested match, England’s men emerged victorious against Team Kazakhstan, with strong performances from Liam Pitchford, Tom Jarvis, and Paul Drinkhall securing their first win of the tournament.

Italy denied Team Puerto Rico a winning start in Busan, with Gaia Monfardini sealing a hard-fought victory, while Team Brazil kicked off day 2 with commanding wins over Team Canada and Team South Africa in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.

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