by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
The Table Tennis Federation of Latvia has a long and proud history, being the tenth member to affiliate to the International Table Tennis Federation when accepted in 1928.
Notably Ina Jozepsone, for many years a professional player, won the Women’s Singles title at Latvian Championships in 1992, 1995 and 2002.
She has been Secretary-General of the Latvian Table Tennis Federation since 2001; the new appointment means that she becomes one of 15 women to head a Latvian sports organisation.
Furthermore, since retiring from high level play, Ina Jozepsone has been involved in promoting the sport of table tennis not only nationally but internationally.
Earlier this year from Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th March, alongside Marguerita Felix from Barbados, she attended the second International Federation Women in Leadership Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland 2017; most appropriately the agenda for the Forum was Women Leading in Sport.
In addition at the recent meeting in Latvia, the Board was also elected, the members being: Leonids Falkensteins, Janis Cirulis, Laura Pavare, Nauris Mazjanis, Genadijs Kartuzovs, Egils Purins, Vadims Berezkovs and Janis Zicans.