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  • Nominees for Male Star, Female Star and Star Point awards unveiled for 2019 ITTF Star Awards


    11/13/19

    13/11/2019

    Who will be crowned the Stars of 2019 in Zhengzhou, China this year?
    The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is delighted to announce the list of nominees for the Male Star, Female Star and Star Point awards for the upcoming 2019 ITTF Star Awards.

    Located in Henan province, China, the city of Zhengzhou will play host to what will be the seventh edition of the prestigious ITTF Star Awards on Wednesday 11th December where the biggest names of world table tennis will dress to impress amongst the backdrop of the ceremony's glitz and glamour.

    Acting as a celebration of what has been another thrilling year on the international table tennis scene, the 2019 ITTF Star Awards will bring together players and coaches from all over the globe to acknowledge their standout efforts over the course of the past year.

    Of the seven awards lined-up for the 2019 ITTF Star Awards ceremony, nominations for three of the awards have been unveiled. Here's the list of nominees:

    MALE TABLE TENNIS STAR:
    Mattias Falck (Sweden)

    Runner up at the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships
    First Swedish player in 22 years to make the World Championships final
    First Swedish player in the top 10 since 2002
    Xu Xin (China)

    2019 Japan, Korea & Australia Open Champion
    2019 Mixed Doubles World Champion
    2019 Asian Singles, Mixed Doubles & Team Champion
    Ma Long (China)

    2019 Singles and doubles World Champion
    2019 Qatar & China Open Champion
    2019 Team World Cup Champion
    Lin Yun-Ju (Chinese Taipei)

    2019 Czech & Oman Open Champion
    Twice World Tour Mixed Doubles Champion at the 2019 China and 2019 Hong Kong Open
    Youngest ever Chinese Taipei Male Player to make the Top 10 in the World

    FEMALE TABLE TENNIS STAR:
    Chen Meng (China)

    2019 Hungarian, China, Korea & Swedish Open Champion
    Runner up at the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships
    2019 Team World Cup Champion
    Sun Yingsha (China)

    2019 Japan, Australian & German Open Champion
    2019 Doubles World Champion
    2019 Asian Singles & Team Champion
    Liu Shiwen (China)

    2019 Singles & mixed doubles World Champion
    2019 Women’s World Cup Champion
    2019 Team World Cup Champion
    Mima Ito (Japan)

    2019 Hong Kong, Swedish & German Open Runner-up
    2019 Team World Cup runner up
    Became the highest ranked Japanese female player in 201

    STAR POINT:
    Timo Boll vs Ma Long (2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open)
    Xu Xin & Fan Zhendong vs Dang Qui & Benedikt Duda (2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum Japan Open)
    Lily Zhang vs Miu Hirano (2019 ITTF Women’s World Cup)
    Gaston Alto vs Vitor Ishiy (2019 ITTF Pan America Championships)
    Christian Pletea vs Yu Heyi (2018 ITTF World Junior Table Tennis Championships)

    HAVE YOUR SAY, VOTE NOW!
    Want to be a part of the 2019 ITTF Star Awards action? Vote now for your favourite nominees for three of the awards. Voting closes on 24th November 2019.

    Male Table Tennis Star
    Female Table Tennis Star
    Star Point
    WHAT ABOUT THE REST?

    The nominees for the Male Para Star, Female Para Star, Star Coach and Breakthrough Star will be announced in the coming days. Keep peeled on the ITTF social pages or head to the Star Awards page to find out which of your favourite players were nominated for this year's Star Awards!

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    Notes to the Editor
    About International Table Tennis Federation

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    In accordance with its Strategic Plan, the ITTF is fully committed to growing the sport in five key areas: Organisation & Governance, High Performance & Development, International Events, Promotion and Revenue.

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