India wins Bronze at Asian TT Championships

The Indian men’s table tennis team has won bronze medal at the Asian Table Tennis Championships on October 1, 2021.

Highlights

  • Indian team won bronze after losing to South Korea by 0-3 in the semi-finals.
  • Team was assured of winning a medal after beating Iran by 3-1 in the quarterfinals on September 29.
  • Both the semi-finalists won a bronze medal.

Asian Table Tennis Championships

It is a biennial table tennis tournament and is regarded as continental championships by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). The tournament was organized by the Table Tennis Federation of Asia (TTFA) from 1952 to 1972. Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) started its own Asian Championships because of conflict between national table tennis associations in Asia.

International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)

ITTF is the governing body of all the national table tennis associations. It looks after the rules & regulations and seeks technological improvement for table tennis. The body is responsible for organizing numerous international competitions such as World Table Tennis Championships.

World Table Tennis Championships

This tournament has been held since 1926. Since 1957, it is held biennially. Under the tournament, five individual events including men’s singles, women’s singles, women’s double, men’s doubles and mixed doubles, are held in odd numbered years.

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