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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (Hong Kong)
Thursday, November 28 2019 - 16:48
Chinese players Xu Xin and Sun Yingsha crowned champions at Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore
SINGAPORE, Nov. 28, 2019/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Malaysian leg champion Lin Yun-Ju awarded first runner-up and Overall Champion 
while Japanese top seed Mima Ito secured second place.

Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore came to a thrilling conclusion with the 
women's and men's finals playing out in contrasting fashion at Our Tampines 
Hub. Sun Yingsha survived a stirring fightback from Mima Ito in the women's 
final, where neither deserved to lose. The men's decider saw Xu Xin executing a 
perfect game plan of denying the younger Lin Yun-Ju the opportunity of a fast 
start, then proceeding to progressively neutralise the Taiwanese sensation. 
Wang Manyu proved too hot to handle for Jeon Jihee, who still came away happy 
having answered the phone call in Austria on Monday, which brought her to 
Singapore as a last-minute replacement and left her US$12,000 richer. And 
Tomokazu Harimoto continues to cement his position as Japan's leading player as 
he fought back to beat Lin Gaoyuan in the men's consolation final.

In addition to their awards, Lin Yun-Ju and Wang Manyu also took home the 
Overall Champion trophies for their outstanding performance in both the 
Malaysian and Singaporean legs of Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019.

T2 founder Frank Ji and Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) President 
Ellen Lee presented the awards and prize money to the winners.

Mr Ji said, "It has been an exhilarating ride to the finale of Seamaster T2 
Diamond 2019 league and we'd like to extend our gratitude to all the 
enthusiastic fans who turned up at Our Tampines Hub to watch the world-class 
paddlers in action. We will continue to show the world the best of table tennis 
next year."

About T2 Diamond Table Tennis League (T2 Diamond):  

The all-new Grand Slams of table tennis, T2 Diamond is the most prestigious 
series of annual professional tournaments organised in collaboration with the 
International Table Tennis Federation.  T2 Diamond 2019 will feature 32 of the 
world's best men's and women's players competing across three tournaments for a 
combined prize purse of USD 1.5 million and bonus ITTF World Ranking points as 
they battle their way to 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualification. The revolutionary 
tournaments employ a unique competition format and various other innovations 
that catapult table tennis into a truly entertaining spectator sport.

SOURCE: T2 Diamond Table Tennis League