40-year-old Timo Boll secures medal at World Championships as Hong Kong hopes end after doubles teams fall at quarter-final stage

Germany’s 40-year-old Timo Boll won his first table tennis World Championships singles medal in a decade – with the Covid-19 pandemic playing its part – while Hong Kong hopes have ended in Houston, Texas.Former world number one Boll beat the host nation’s Kanak Jha 4-2 in the men’s singles quarter-finals at George R. Brown Convention Hall on Saturday and with no play-off for third and fourth place, Boll is guaranteed at least a bronze by reaching the semi-finals.The veteran player, whose last…


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