Welcome to another TT News video brought to you by SD Sport. October was very much the month of high-profile table tennis competitions with continental and world trophies up for grabs. So stay tuned as we list the standout moments from October’s TT News. China’s Fan Zhendong enjoyed a successful title winning campaign at the 2016 Men’s World Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany. Fan put in a fantastic performance to claim a clean sweep 4-0 victory over fellow countryman Xu Xin in the final to launch the month of table tennis in style. For the first time ever the Women’s World Cup headed to the USA as the host city of Philadelphia bared witness to a new record being set. Miu Hirano of Japan became the youngest player to win the trophy aged just 16, following her triumph over Chinese Taipei’s Cheng I-Ching in the final. Then the focus turned to the 2016 European Championships in Hungary, as two unexpected champions were crowned. Hu Melek of Turkey picked up the Women’s Singles gold medal in Budapest with several of the higher ranked players suffering early exits, while Emmanuel Lebesson became only the second ever Frenchman to win the Men’s Singles title with his victory against Simon Gauzy. Agadir in Morocco saw the 2016 Africa Senior Championships unfold, with players from all over the continent participating for glory. Egyptian player Omar Assar edged out Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna in a seven game thriller to take home the Men’s Singles prize, but it was Nigeria who proved the successful nation in the Women’s Singles draw as Olufunke Oshonaike won the trophy for the third time. Rounding off the month’s news there were two retirements from the Spanish National team, as Shen Yanfei and He Zhiwen bid their farewells. If you enjoyed watching this video then please hit the subscribe button and give us a thumbs up. Also if you want more from the world of table tennis then head over to our website at sdsport.co.uk and why not check out our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Join us again for the next TT News video.

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