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Wednesday, 20 January 2010
New 15 yr old US Champ on CBS

The Today Show recently did a  story on Michael Landers  (Friday, 1/29/10):

see the video at: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/35142696#35142696

  Fifteen year-old Michael Landers beat  26 year old Samson Dubina of Ohio in the US Nationals Finals held this December in Las Vegas to become the youngest US Men's champion since fellow New Yorker Eric Boggan's championship in the 1980's.

Boggan went on to reach the top 20 in the World and had wins over a variety of world champions and other Top 10 players from China, Europe and Asia after stints training in Europe and competing in the German Bundesliga, then the world's top professional TT league.

Landers isn't looking that far ahead though, hoping that his achievements in our sport, combined with the good High School grades his parents insist on, will get him into a good college.

Landers has also been featured in other media including the New York Times where the headline read "The Ping-Pong Prodigy" http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/sports/30pingpong.html



Posted by netta_ct at 10:32 PM EST
Updated: Friday, 29 January 2010 11:13 PM EST

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