The 47-year-old Egyptian player is now looking forward to a great adventure in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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As an ITTF PTT Level 1 Certified coach, Luba Sadovska is known for her passion for table tennis. As the co-founder of the North Shore Table Tennis Club in Canada (NSTTC), she is known for her zero‑tolerance policy towards discrimination and inequality. And as a FEMpowerment advocate, Sadovska shares with us her aspirations and visions, as well as her struggles and frustration.

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Anne Hursey is thought to be the youngest person to represent Wales at senior level at any sport, a young champion for the UNFCCC and has cooperated with the UN Embassy in London on climate change. Her undeniable talent in table tennis sees many more titles in the future, but the Welsh player is worried that there might not be a future if we do not act immediately against global warming.

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Changing lives is more than a slogan for project leader Mónica Liyau. Her project “Impactando Vidas” (Impacting Lives) works with over 3,000 Peruvian children between the age 7-14 and is determined to promote Olympic values such as friendship, excellence, and respect among those in the most vulnerable and impoverished areas in the country.

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In words, images, figures, and infographics, this report details the results that the ITTF Foundation has achieved in the second quarter of 2021, together with our generous partners, dedicated project leaders, and the table tennis community worldwide.

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With the #TableTennisUnited Fund, donors worldwide and the ITTF Group are sending help where it is needed the most. Thanks to the generosity of Shanghai Double Happiness (DHS), 11 initiatives around the world have received the emergency support they need to get through the COVID-19 hardship.

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Tokyo 2020 is certainly the centre of attention for many around the world now. As we go through the mental roller-coaster ride with every medal count update while cheering for our favourite players, the greatness of some athletes manifests itself not only in the field performance but also their effort to make the world a better place.

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With great anticipation, Tokyo 2020 is finally approaching. As we count down the days to a series of excitement and adrenaline rush, the greatness of some athletes manifests itself not only in the field performance but also their effort to make the world a better place.

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FEMpowerment articles often encourage women to pursuit their dreams, but very few tell the story after. What happens when your dream does not come true? The former Table Tennis star Soo Yeon Lee speaks up, about the pressure to succeed, realising her talent and answering to her true callings.

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Sponsoring field projects that aim to solve problems within local communities using Table Tennis, the Dream Building Fund powered by GSD is a biennial open call for initiatives that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call for the new round of projects starting 2022 opens on August 1, 2021 and will be closed on September 29, 2021. Grant for individual project range from EUR 10,000 – 35,000.

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