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