View Full Version : Fang Bo joining UMMC in the Russian League!

03-22-2017, 12:54 PM
Wow, who would have thought! Fang Bo will play for Orenburg's biggest opponent UMMC!

China's Fang Bo will play for Verkhnaya Pyshma's side in the upcoming 3rd tournament of Russian Premier League. UMMC have strengthened their side signing up Fang Bo the 2015 World Championships runner up and current world number 10.

Fang Bo's team UMMC are second in the table right now behind Orenburg who have Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Jun Mizutani and Vladimir Samsonov! Full news here: http://www.ettu.org/en/n/news/2017/march/ummc-signed-actual-world-championships-runner-up/

Ilia Minkin
03-22-2017, 01:26 PM

03-22-2017, 01:32 PM
Great news to see more top Chinese competing in other countries

Tony's Table Tennis
03-23-2017, 11:34 PM
Meaning he is slowly and surely become out of CNT A team and more into TT mercenary
I would say, good indeed

03-24-2017, 12:23 AM
LGL officially announced the russian training center as the new chinese basement.

Ilia Minkin
04-30-2017, 02:30 AM
Fang Bo against a guy from a UMMC farm-team. In an interview, it was said that he hadn't practiced for 10 days before the match due to tough matches from the World Tour. It looks like FB likes adventures and going out, remember his participation in tourneys in US and Canada.


Ilia Minkin
04-30-2017, 02:46 AM
Here is a TT news reportage about Fang Bo: http://www.kntummc.ru/news/579/17/28-03-2017-programma-vesti-nastolnogo-tennisa

Key points:

0) FB says that he is glad to join the clube and hopes to learn something as well as teach his new clubmates.

1) The coach hopes that FB will be in a good shape after WTTC and will deliver in the final.

2) Dima says that for both Russian and European leagues it is great that FB is here; he also admits that UMMC will be the favorite in the league grand final because at least one Russian player should play, so probably Samsonov will skip it.

3) FB's fangirls massively invade UMMC's social media accounts. A FB's fangirl traveled from Londong (!) to attend his match.

Gacina and Fang Bo: