Junior World Championships starts tomorrow in Rabat
In next 10 days 96 junior boys and 96 junior girls will fight for the titles in Team’s and Singles Events at the greatest test of the generation – ITTF Junior World Championships. The World Championships commences tomorrow in Rabat, Morocco. There a
In next 10 days 96 junior boys and 96 junior girls will fight for the titles in Team’s and Singles Events at the greatest test of the generation – ITTF Junior World Championships. The World Championships commences tomorrow in Rabat, Morocco. There are 7 gold medals on offer in Rabat: boy’s teams, girl’s teams, boy’s singles, girl’s singles, boy’s doubles, girl’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
In Team’s Event there will be three stages. Stage 1 and 2 will be played in a round robin basis (groups of three teams). Stage 3 will be played in a progressive knock out basis, dividing the teams in three groups based on the results on Stage 1 and Stage 2. Team’s events will open the tournament.
Top seeded in Boys Event is China, followed by Japan, France, Taipei, Brazil, Hong Kong, Germany, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, Chile, USA, Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia, Australia, New Zealand, and Morocco. In Girls Event China is topping the list. Below them are: Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, USA, Romania, Taipei, Germany, Croatia, India, Russia, Brazil, Serbia, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Canada, Algeria, Australia, Nigeria, Morocco. China defends the title in both Teams’ events FAN Zhendong and ZHU Yuling won the titles in their respective Junior Boy’s and Girls Singles Events. LIN Gaoyuan and XU Chenhao clinched the title in Boys Doubles and GU Yuting and ZHU Yuling in Girls Doubles Event. FAN Zhendong and LIU Gaoyang were the Mixed Doubles champions in Hyderabad, India.
The youngest boy in the competition is JHA Knack (USA), who is 13 year-old, whilst he youngest girl in the competition is Esther ORIBAMISE (NGR) who just turned 12 before the Championships. Last years champion FAN Zhendong (CHN) went on to have unrivaled success this year, becoming the youngest ever player to win a World Tour event (Poland and Germany) at age of 16.