World Championships

Group Stage Completed in Chengdu

Photo: Courtesy ITTF

On Tuesday 4th October, as the main draw was conducted for the 2022 ITTF World Team Championships Finals Chengdu presented by China Telecom, eyes focused very much on the teams, who in that period of time, have risen in status.

In the men's event, Slovenia who finished in second place in their men's team group, behind China, face Portugal in the opening round; for Slovenia, Darko JORGIC, winner of the Europe Top 16 Cup earlier in the year, may well prove pivotal in a fixture too close to call.

"I'm really happy with our performance here. We lost only against China; this is normal. We gave everything we could, they were just much better than us", said JORGIC. "In other matches, we were favourites. We gave it all from the beginning till the end. I'm really happy with our performance here, and I'm really happy that we qualified in the round 16 for the first time."

Play the opening round of both the men's and women's events commences on Wednesday 5th October.