15 Nov 2021

The 2019 ITTF Star Awards ceremony is about to start at 6:30 pm local at the JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou on Wednesday 11th December, with the red carpet kicking off at 5:45 pm.

2019 ITTF Star Awards draws to a close

Another ITTF Star Awards ceremony concludes in wonderful style. The ITTF places its thanks to everyone who was involved in making the glamorous event possible!

It’s photo time!

ITTF committee members, VIP guests and of course the award winners are invited on stage for a special photo to bring the proceedings to a close.

ITTF Foundation on stage

To finish off the evening a special ITTF Foundation video is being played on stage, highlighting the foundation’s incredible work in 2019.

And the best dressed is… Xu Xin!!!

Congratulations to Xu Xin who has been named Best Dressed at the 2019 ITTF Awards ceremony!

Xu Xin wins the Best Dressed award with this dapper outfit (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Ma Long’s powerful speech:

Watch Ma Long’s incredible acceptance speech after being named 2019 Male Table Tennis Star:

And the winner is… Ma Long

Three-time men’s singles World Champion and current Olympic Champion Ma Long is the 2019 Male Table Tennis Star. Congratulations to ‘The Dragon’!

Ma Long is 2019 Male Table Tennis Star (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Male Table Tennis Star nominees

The penultimate award of the evening is the 2019 Male Table Tennis Star award presented by DHS. Here are the nominees: Sweden’s Mattias Falck, China’s Xu Xin, China’s Ma Long and Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun-Ju.

Breaking News – Hugo Calderano wins prestigious award!

We’ve just heard that Hugo Calderano has been named as the best athlete in Brazil for 2019! The ITTF passes on its congratulations to the Brazilian star.

Liu Shiwen stands victorious

Here’s Liu Shiwen with her 2019 Female Star Award:

Liu Shiwen is 2019 Female Table Tennis Star (Photo: Rémy Gros)
And the winner is… Liu Shiwen!!!

2019 World Champion and five-time Women’s World Cup winner Liu Shiwen is the 2019 Female Table Tennis Star. Congratulations to Liu!

Female Table Tennis Star nominees

Only a few awards remain to be handed out and next up is a big one as the 2019 Female Table Tennis Star presented by Nittaku is unveiled. The nominees are: China’s Chen Meng, China’s Sun Yingsha, Japan’s Mima Ito and China’s Liu Shiwen.

Voting now closed for best dressed award

Just to update you, voting for the best dressed award is now closed!

And the winner is… Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong!!!

Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong’s rally with Qiu Dang and Benedikt Duda has been selected for the 2019 Star Point award presented by Stiga.

Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin win the 2019 Star Point award (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Star Point nominees

Now it’s time to find out which point has won the Star Point award presented by Stiga. The nominees are:

Timo Boll vs Ma Long (2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open)

Xu Xin & Fan Zhendong vs Qiu Dang & 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)

And the winner is… Bladimir Diaz!!!

An exceptional year for Puerto Rican table tennis and now Bladimir Diaz has been honoured with the 2019 Star Coach award presented by Butterfly.

Congratulations to Bladimir Diaz on his 2019 Star Coach award (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Star Coach nominees

Following a short operatic performance on stage and a look back at the best clips from the Ask A Pro Anything series. We now turn our attention to the 2019 Star Coach award presented by Butterfly. Here are the nominees: China’s Li Sun, Germany’s Jörg Rosskopf and Puerto Rico’s Bladimir Diaz.

Congratulations to the 2019 Para Table Tennis Stars

And the winner is… Giada Rossi!!!

The 2019 Female Para Table Tennis Star is Italian star Giada Rossi, who is making her way to the stage now.

Giada Rossi is 2019 Female Para Table Tennis Star (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Female Para Table Tennis Star nominees

Here are the nominees for the 2019 Female Para Table Tennis Star presented by Stag: Italy’s Giada Rossi, Chile’s Tamara Leonelli and China’s Wang Rui.

And the winner is… Thomas Schmidberger!!!

Thomas Schmidberger is the 2019 Male Para Table Tennis Star presented by Tinsue. Unfortunately Thomas can’t be here in person tonight but has recorded a special message.

Male Para Table Tennis Star nominees

Next up is the 2019 Male Para Table Tennis Star award presented by Tinsue, here are the nominees:  Great Britain’s Rob Davies, Germany’s Thomas Schmidberger and China’s Yan Shuo.

And the winner is… Lily Zhang!!!

Lily Zhang has been named 2019 Breakthrough Star and becomes the first player from the United States to receive an award.

Lily Zhang is the 2019 Breakthrough Star! (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Breakthrough Star nominees 

The nominees for the 2019 Breakthrough Star award are: Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun-Ju, China’s Wang Chuqin and United States’ Lily Zhang.

Awards time

It’s time for us to find out who will take home the 2019 ITTF Star Awards, first up is the Breakthrough Star award.

Vote for best dressed!

Opening speeches

We’ve just heard from the Deputy Mayor of Zhengzhou Sun Xiaohong and ITTF president Thomas Weikert who have welcomed the players and coaches to the event. Now it’s time to look back at the year’s standout moments.

Deputy mayor of Zhengzhou, Sun Xiaohong (Photo: Rémy Gros)
ITTF president Thomas Weikert is on stage (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Ceremony underway

Hosts Jonny Cowen and Li Hong take to the stage to get the 2019 ITTF Star Awards underway.

Our hosts are ready to guide us through the evening (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Watch the ceremony live!

Are you excited for the glam?

The players have arrived and are looking their absolute best today! Remember you can livestream the main event on itTVFacebookYouTube and Twitter!

Watch the Red Carpet live!

Where can you watch it?

You can livestream the event on itTV, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter!

Find out the nominees!

The International Table Tennis Federation announced the nominees for the 2019 ITTF Star Awards, with the winners about to crowned later today at the JW Marriott Zhengzhou, China.

Now in its seventh edition, the ITTF Star Awards represent the most prestigious individual prizes and a celebration of the best players’ and coaches’ international achievements over the course of 2019, as well as their popularity gained among table tennis fans around the world.

Did your favorite stars make the list? Find out here!

Now who’s table could that be?
A historic event

The ITTF Star Awards is the official awards ceremony organised by the International Table Tennis Federation since 2013. It is the most prestigious award given to recognize, honor and celebrate the ‘Stars’ of table tennis, the athletes who have made table tennis their passion, career and life.

Athletes nominated for all awards will be invited to attend, as well as those who had qualified for the World Tour Grand Finals. It will be a night of glitz and glamour, as athletes dress up in their finest to attend the Awards Night.

Enjoy the night with us at the most prestigious award ceremony for Table Tennis in the world, right here on ITTF!

For more information about the star awards, the directives can be found here!

Let the night begin!

A celebration of the most decorated and deserving athletes in Table Tennis is going to be soon upon us. So why not read more about the event right here?

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