by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
He is treading in the footsteps of brothers, Noshad Alamiyan and Nima Alamian, who have both won ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles titles; Noshad won in Morocco in 2012, Nima just over one year ago in Belgium.
Now the Table Tennis Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran is seeking to build on the splendid efforts of the three young men.
On the same day as Amin Ahmadian was succeeding in Szombathely, Mahmood Nazari, the Secretary-General of the Table Tennis Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran and Reza Nobahat, the International and Educational Advisor, visited the Shanghai University in China.
They met Shi Zhihao, Executive Vice President of the International Table Tennis Federation and President of Chinese Table Tennis College.
Extensive discussions were held. The outcome was the signing an agreement of co-operation, an accord based on an exchange of academic and professional experience with Chinese players visiting Iran and Iranian players attending the Chinese College in Shanghai.
It is envisaged the initiative will commence in 2017.