ITTF President Petra Sörling appointed Liu Guoliang as ITTF Deputy President.
“I am very glad to be appointed as Deputy President, which conveyed the trust and support of the International Table Tennis Federation. I think the new position will bring great opportunities and challenges alike. Of course the perspectives differ from different positions, but the dream to further elevate our sport is shared. I will devote more time and energy to promoting and advancing table tennis as well as fostering global cooperation” – Liu Guoliang
An extremely well-respected leader within the table tennis community, Liu Guoliang was elected President of the Chinese Table Tennis Association in 2018 and to the ITTF Executive Committee in 2021. As a player and head coach of the Chinese men’s team Liu Guoliang has won all the major titles.
“I am delighted to work more closely with Liu Guoliang, and I have high expectations. We will form a complementary and dynamic duo at the helm of our sport, dedicated to growing table tennis and developing its full potential. He is not only a former global star of table tennis, he also knows all facets of our sport extremely well and has the capacity to be the bridge between the athletes and the elected officials. He has brought a lot of experience to our Federation and the Executive Committee, and he will bring even more as Deputy President.” – President Sörling.
World Table Tennis – the commercial and events platform of the ITTF – also announced today the appointment of Liu Guoliang as Chairman of its Board.