Table Tennis: Brazil's Hugo Calderano aims to kick China off their perch

Brazilian Hugo Calderano has emerged from the land that produces samba football to beat some top Chinese paddlers and surge into the world's top 10.
Brazilian Hugo Calderano has emerged from the land that produces samba football to beat some top Chinese paddlers and surge into the world's top 10.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

JOHOR BAHRU - The Europeans have had a go, so too the rest of Asia, with limited success. But the latest challenger to China's table tennis dominance is a solo effort from an unlikely source.

Brazilian Hugo Calderano has emerged from the land that produces samba football to beat some top Chinese paddlers and surge into the world's top 10.

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