29 Nov 2023

The thrilling finale of the Teams events at the ITTF World Youth Championships in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, brought forth a display of exceptional talent and spirited competition. China emerged victorious across the U19 boys and girls, along with the U15 boys team, showcasing their prowess in the face of formidable opponents. Amidst the intense challenges, only Japan managed to challenge the Chinese dominance by securing the title in the U15 girls’ event, triumphing over the Chinese team with a thrilling 3-2 victory.

Amidst this gripping action, the championship witnessed standout performances by India and Romania over the first two days, securing bronze medals in the U19 girls’ category. Similarly, Korea Republic and Romania clinched bronze in the U19 boys, while France and Korea Republic showcased remarkable skill, earning bronze in the U15 girls. Japan and Korea Republic displayed tenacity and skill, claiming bronze in the U15 boys’ category. 

Throughout these enthralling encounters, ITTF President Petra Sörling was immersed in the fervour, witnessing the fervent dedication and emotional investment exhibited by these talented athletes.  President Sörling expressed, “The dedication and passion shown by these incredible young athletes at this ITTF World Youth Championships is truly remarkable. The hard work put in by the Slovenia Table Tennis Association in organising this event has been exceptional. Witnessing their commitment, mixed with all the emotions we have seen on the courts, really shows how impactful this event is. I have had an amazing time watching their talent and determination, and it is clear—the future of our sport is in great hands!” 

Amidst the competition, President Sörling was also present during an Anti-Doping presentation earlier in the day, together with Slovenia Table Tennis Association President, Tomaž Kralj. Collaborating with ITA (International Testing Agency) Education Ambassador Jernej Damjan OLY, she observed the informative and fun session aimed at over 40 young players, emphasising the importance of clean sport, and fostering awareness about anti-doping measures. 

The electrifying finale of the Teams events at the ITTF World Youth Championships in Nova Gorica, also marked the onset of captivating action in the Mixed Doubles events on Day 3. As Day 4 dawns, anticipation mounts for the Boys Doubles and Girls Doubles events, promising another day filled with intense competition and spectacular rallies.  

Fans can catch every electrifying moment live on World Table Tennis YouTube channel and stay updated with real-time match results here. Additionally, relive the intensity through a collection of captivating event photos available on ITTF Flickr 

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