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Portugal miss out in quarter-finals

By Jornal Sporting
04 Mar, 2016

National table tennis team eliminated by South Korea

The national table tennis team's World Team Championship run came to an end against South Korea this weekend, after a 3-1 loss in the quarter-finals. Diogo Chen was part of the squad, but did not feature.

Of the four matches played, only Tiago Apolónia was able to come away with the win, beating Jung Yongsik 3-1. In the other encounters, João Monteiro missed out 3-1 to Lee Sangsu and Marcos Freitas lost 3-1 to Joo Saehyuk.

Portugal beat Ukraine in Kuala Lumpur

By Jornal Sporting
28 Feb, 2016

National team open in good form in World Team Championships

The Portuguese national team got their table tennis World Team Championships off to the best possible start this weekend with an opening day win in Group C in against Ukraine. Although at the competition, Alvalade star Diogo Chen did not take part.

In the first match, Marcos Freitas beat Kou Lei 3-1 (11-2, 11-5, 6-11 and 11-6), before João Monteiro missed out to Yaroslav Zhmudenko 3-0 (11-8, 11-7 and 11-4). Tiago Apolónia put the Portuguese ahead again with a 3-1 win against Yevhen Pryshchepa (11-3, 11-2, 11-6 and 11-6), before Marcos Freitas got the better of Zhmudenko by a difference of 3-0 (11-8, 11-7 and 11-4)

Portugal will next be in action on Monday against Belarus and Singapore.

Diogo Chen with three wins in Hungarian Open

By Jornal Sporting
22 Jan, 2016

Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun also in action in the doubles

Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun and Diogo Chen were back in action in the Hungarian Table Tennis Open this Friday.

Quadri and Abiodun are having a great tournament, having eliminated the Danish pair of Claus Nielsen and Tobias Rasmussen by a margin of 3-0 (11-9, 11-7 and 11-9), followed by a win against the Egyptians Khalid Assar and Mohamed El-Beiali (11-5, 11-9 and 11-8).

Diogo Chen is also on the charge in the individual event, after winning his group against the Dutch man Martin Khatchanov (4-1) and the Iranian Afshin Noroozi (4-1). The Alvalade starlet then beat the Serbian Zsolt Peto an will now face the Turk, Ahmet Li.

Diogo Chen beats Michel De Boer

By Jornal Sporting
02 Oct, 2015

Alvalade table tennis star in European Championship action

Diogo Chen brought his showing in the European Table Tennis Championships singles competition with a win over Michael De Doer this week.

After slipping up against the Serbian Darko Jorgic, Chen recovered to beat the Dutchman Michel De Boer 3-2 (8-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-6 and 12-10), before losing to the the French competitor Antoine Hachard.

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