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Liam Pitchford helps England keep up perfect start

Liam Pitchford helped England defeat Netherlands 3-0 to keep up their 100 per cent record in their European Championships qualifying campaign.

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Liam Pitchford happy with run to Swedish Open quarter final

Liam Pitchford happy with run to Swedish Open quarter final

Chesterfield’s Liam PItchford says he is happy despite his Swedish Open being ended in the quarter-finals by Europe’s top player, Dimitrij Ovtcharov.

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Award nominees Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker, and Chesterfields Liam Pitchford and  Alan Cooke.

Duo’s international award recognition

Chesterfield’s table tennis ace Liam Pitchford and coach Alan Cooke have spoken of their pride after being shortlisted for international awards.

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The seven athletes who have gained ICON funding.

Aiming to emulate Rio star’s success

Some of Chesterfield’s most-talented sports stars have been inducted on to the 2016-17 ICON programme that boasts the town’s Rio table tennis Olympian, Liam Pitchford, as a past recipient.

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Chesterfield’s Liam Pitchford secures memorable Euro win

Liam Pitchford notched a memorable victory over world No 27 Panagiotis Gionis as England came back from the brink of defeat to beat Greece 3-2 in a European Championships qualifying tie.

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Liam make it to last 32 stage at European Championships

Liam make it to last 32 stage at European Championships

A stirring comeback from 3-0 down was in vain as Liam Pitchford exited the European Championships men’s singles in the last 32.

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Table tennis star Pitchford ready for European Championships

Table tennis star Pitchford ready for European Championships

Liam Pitchford is targeting more success as he prepares to return to international table tennis action for the first time since the Olympics.

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Gold medal winning cyclist Dame Sarah Storey. Photo: onEdition

OPINION: What can we learn from GB’s tremendous Paralympic success?

The Rio Paralympics were a terrific spectacle full of tremendous stories of courage, triumph over adversity and sporting excellence. But among all the heartwarming stories, let’s make sure we remember that last point — sporting excellence.

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LIAM PITCHFORD -- "I tried everything, and it was a great atmosphere, but it just wasnt to be", said the Chesterfield table-tennis star after he was eliminated from the mens table tennis singles tournament by the number nine seed at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Olympian Pitchford bids for Rio team glory after singles exit

Olympian Liam Pitchford says he is determined to focus on the team event after his brave bid for individual table tennis glory bit the dust in Rio.

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Pitchford loses out to World no. 13 at Korean Open

Pitchford loses out to World no. 13 at Korean Open

World No 13 Youngsik Jeoung was too strong for Liam Pitchford at the Korean Open.

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Chesterfield's Alan Cooke, far right, and Liam Pitchford, centre, will head to the Rio Olympics in August

Coach Cooke is a proud man as part of Chesterfield’s Rio dream team

Chesterfield will have a strong presence at the Rio Olympics, thanks to a table tennis dream team.

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Chesterfield’s Pitchford confirmed as Rio Olympic qualifier for Team GB

Chesterfield’s Pitchford confirmed as Rio Olympic qualifier for Team GB

Chesterfield’s Liam Pitchford has been confirmed as one of two Team GB table tennis players going to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Pitchford’s Rio hopes in the balance

Liam Pitchford must wait to find out whether he can secure a place at the Rio Olympics.

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Pitchford hasn’t given up hope of reaching Rio

Chesterfield’s Liam Pitchford narrowly missed out on securing a place at the Olympics – but his Rio ambitions are not yet over.

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Chesterfield ace has Rio 2016 in his sights

Chesterfield table tennis ace Liam Pitchford aims to keep the good times rolling as he bids to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

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Women's 1/4 at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships,28 Feb 2016 - 06 Mar 2016, Kuala Lumpur, MAS

Pitchford leads England into last four at Worlds

Liam Pitchford led England to a 3-2 win over France in the quarter-finals of the World Team Championships.

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Men's Group Round 2 at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships,28 Feb 2016 - 06 Mar 2016, Kuala Lumpur, MAS

England success for Chesterfield’s Liam Pitchford

Chesterfield’s Liam Pitchford has helped England into the quarter-finals of the World Team Championships for the first time since 1983.

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Liam Pitchford has confidence in England team

Liam Pitchford has confidence in England team

Liam Pitchford says England travel with belief and confidence as they prepare to compete in the top division at the World Team Championships for the first time since 1997.

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Bolsover pupil claims county table tennis title and eyes national honours

Bolsover pupil claims county table tennis title and eyes national honours

Rising table tennis star Rowan Jones has claimed the county title and will represent Derbyshire on the national stage.

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Liam Pitchford during his defeat. Pic credit: ITTF: Remy Gros

Chesterfield’s Liam Pitchford knocked out of German Open

Liam Pitchford took two sets off the world No 31 before bowing out of the German Open in the round of 64 today.

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