The 6 winter sports you should watch during the Winter Olympics

It’s finally here, it is Winter Olympics season. There are 15 categories of sports at the Winter Olympics this year but we’ve chosen 6 sports that we’ll be turning on- from elegant moves to extreme speeds, the Winter Olympics has it all. Bobsleigh A team sport which involves making timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced […]

Top Table Tennis players ready to dominate 2021

The year may be wrapping up, but for these Table Tennis players, they’re just getting started. This week, the World Table Tennis Tunis Contender title kicks off, and in November one of the biggest competitions takes place, the WTT Championship Finals, where the best and most ambitious players compete. We’ve taken a look at the […]

Top female table tennis stars to watch

We love seeing talented female table tennis players who have a point to prove on their way to the top. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite emerging stars to watch out for in the next 12 months. Doo Hoi Kem At age 24, Doo is amongst the brightest stars from Hong Kong, China. With […]

Emerging stars of Table Tennis

The future looks bright for the emerging stars of Table Tennis, who will be playing some of the biggest competitions in the next 12 months. We’ve selected a few players who are ones to watch in the next year – they are on a mission to unseat world no.1 Fan Zhendong and Olympic gold medallist […]

Paralympians to watch

Although many people feel the Olympics is over, that’s not true, the Paralympics kicked off this week, with over 539 events over 22 sports. With Covid lockdowns or work-at-home rules in place for various locations globally, there will be additional and interested viewing towards Tokyo again. In the words of the well-known Australian paralympian and […]

Changing tactics: Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs the Chinese players at the Tokyo Olympics

There’s the gut of the coach, there’s the intuition of the player — and, then there is data and analytics. Gerford AI’s technology did a deep dive into German player Dimitrij Ovtcharov’s key Olympic matches against Chinese power players Fan Zhendong (world no.1), and Ma Long, the eventual gold medalist. Many asked why Ma Long […]

What does it take to win a gold medal?

Using our AI game and player analytics tool, we’ve pulled the data and compared the Gold Medal Winners of the singles Table Tennis, Badminton and Tennis competition at this years Olympics. According to the numbers and metrics, Women’s Tennis Gold Medallist, Belinda Bencic has ‘climbed a big mountain’ to win her Gold Medal. Her metrics […]

Tokyo 2020 Table Tennis Key Statistics

From the shortest match, to the average number of points in a game, our AI performance analysis tool has generated the key player and game data from the table tennis singles competition at Tokyo 2020, to bring you a wrap up of the event. Women’s Table Tennis Singles Total of 70 matches were played The […]

Things to know about the sports making their Olympic debut: Skateboarding, Surfing and Karate.

two men competing in karate

The long-awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympics kick off today, with brand new sports added to the Games program: Skateboarding, Surfing, Karate, Sport Climbing and Baseball/Softball. According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to make the cut, a sport must be governed by the International Federation, practised widely worldwide, and meet several other vital criteria. Host countries […]

Ones to Watch: Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Skateboarding girl against a background of palm trees

As we approach the Olympics season, we have compiled a list of the up and comers, wildcards and medal hopefuls to watch out for at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We’ve chosen athletes who inspire us, like Sky Brown, the 13-year-old girl competing for Great Britain in Skateboarding, smashing goals and expectations, and aspirational athletes like […]