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Nikhil Kumar & Amy Wang are USA TT National Champion 2023

Nikhil Kumar & Amy Wang are USA TT National Champion 2023

The action packed USA National Championship 2023 is finally over and this is one of the most prestigious events in USA TT. The reiging champion Nikhil Kumar has won the Men’s Singles title and Amy Wang has won the women’s title. Let’s look at their journey in the event.

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USA Men’s Singles National Champion 2023

Nikhil Kumar, the reigning national champion and 2020 Olympian, once again demonstrated his exceptional skills by emerging victorious at the 2023 US National Table Tennis Championships, securing the Men’s championship title. With unwavering support from his coaches, practice partners, fans, and supporters, Nikhil showcased his dominance in the final against Jishan Liang, achieving a resounding 4-0 victory.

This triumph marks Nikhil’s consecutive win as the Men’s National Champion, following his previous title in 2022. Notably, he had also reached the finals in 2021 and 2020. Nikhil’s relentless energy and unwavering dedication to the sport have already served as an inspiration to the younger generation of players who eagerly watched and cheered him on.

Nikhil repeats as Men’s National Champion, having won the title in 2022 after being a finalist in 2021 and 2020. His energy and commitment to the sport has already inspired the next generation of players, who eagerly watched and cheered him on. Currently completing his undergraduate degree at University of California Berkeley, Nikhil is an example of table tennis success alongside academic excellence. USA Table Tennis

USA Women’s Singles National Champion 2023

Amy Wang, a renowned table tennis player, claimed her second US National Women’s Championship title with a remarkable 4-1 victory over Sally Moyland. Amy’s prowess in the sport is well-established, as she previously secured the 2021 US National Women’s Championship and the 2022 US Open Women’s Championship titles. In the latter, she triumphed against Lily Zhang, a formidable opponent with an impressive record of three Olympic appearances and six National Championship wins. Regrettably, Lily couldn’t participate in this year’s National championships due to her concurrent involvement in the WTT Star Contender event in Slovenia.

The eagerly anticipated final between Amy Wang and Sally Moyland was a significant rematch from the 2022 US National Championships, where they faced off in the semi-finals. At that time, Sally was relatively unknown but managed to secure a thrilling victory in a nail-biting seven-game match, instantly making a name for herself in the table tennis world. However, a year later, Amy’s exceptional skills and dominant play enabled her to emerge as the ultimate winner.

Amy’s achievements in the championships place her as a strong contender for a spot on the national team as the Paris Olympics approach. Her exceptional performance and poised demeanor on the table tennis court have positioned her as a noteworthy athlete to watch out for.

Now a University of California Los Angeles Freshman, Amy has continuously improved through the transition to college. Her fierce but calm and graceful play is unique. With the Paris Olympics around the corner, Amy has set herself up well as a key contender for a spot on the team. USA Table Tennis


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