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    Jun Mizutani and Koki Niwa shine and steer Japan into the semi final stages! (VIDEO)

    Japan's Jun Mizutani won two matches whilst Koki Niwa won one to direct their team into the semi final stages of the World Team Table Tennis Championships on the 30 March 2012!

    Japan defeated Singapore by three matches to one


    Jun Mizutani defeats Gao Ning - Photo by: dapd, Irenius Stosik

    In the opening match Jun Mizutani overcome Pang Xue Jie in three straight sets (11-7, 11-6, 11-3). In the second match Koki Niwa emerged successful against Singapore as the 17 year old defeated Gao Ning in three straight sets (13-11, 11-7, 13-11).

    Koki Niwa vs Gao Ning



    Yang Zi managed to give Singapore hope as he defeated Japan's Kenji Matsudaira in four sets (11-4, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6)

    In the fourth match of this epic quarter final, Japan's Jun Mizutani overcome Gao Ning in a vital fifth set match to eventually win 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 10-12, 13-11.



    Congratulations to Japan, they will either encounter Germany or Sweden in tomorrows semi finals.

    Be sure to tune into the ITTF Live Streaming with chat to China vs Austria and Germany vs Sweden who are currently playing live now!

    Source: ITTF.com

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