The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is deeply saddened by the news that Qatari table tennis player, Abd Al-Rahman Al-Najjar, passed away on Monday 15th April 2019 after 10 days in intensive care following a car accident in Doha.
The Qatar U21 player, who represented Al Sadd Club, became the highest ranked player in his country and had an extremely bright future ahead of him.
A very polite and well-mannered man according to his peers and colleagues at the Qatar Table Tennis Association, Abd Al-Rahman Al-Najjar was in his second year of a Sport Management degree at Qatar University.
This was a young man looking to build a successful career in sport and someone very well respected by everyone who came into contact with him, both as a player and as a person.
He was registered to play at the upcoming Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest between 21-28 April.
Shocked and saddened by his tragic passing, the whole ITTF family will honour his memory in Budapest and beyond.
The ITTF sends its deepest condolences to the family of Abd Al-Rahman Al-Najjar, to the whole Qatar Table Tennis Association and to Khalil Al-Mohannadi, President of the Qatar and Arab Table Tennis Federations and Deputy ITTF President.