01 Dec 2023

Nova Gorica, Slovenia, braces itself for an adrenaline-fuelled Day 6 at the ITTF World Youth Championships 2023, promising a flurry of captivating matches across multiple categories. 

The day kicks off with the continuation of the singles matches, where the Round of 16 encounters across both U15 and U19 girls’ and boys’ categories promise intense battles on the courts. Following the exciting singles matches, the focus shifts to the much-awaited Doubles Semifinals across the U15 and U19 girls’ and boys’ categories. Pairs will bring their A-game to secure a spot in the finals, displaying exceptional teamwork and strategic prowess in their quest for championship glory. 

Amidst the exhilarating lineup, the spotlight shines brightest on the much-anticipated Mixed Doubles Finals. In the U15 category, anticipation surges as China’s formidable pairing of Sun Yang and Yan Yutong prepares to face off against Japan’s dynamic duo, Tamito Watanabe and Yuna Ojio. Fresh from their recent triumph in the girls’ team event, the Japanese pair seeks to thwart China’s bid for yet another title. Will they leverage their recent success to halt the dominant force of Sun Yang and Yan Yutong? 

In the U19 Mixed Doubles Final, all eyes are on the intriguing pairing of Izaac Quek and Annett Kaufmann, who gear up to challenge China’s powerhouse duo, Lin Shidong and Kuai Man. Quek and Kaufmann, both having secured with medals in their respective doubles events, have displayed exceptional teamwork and prowess en route to the final. Can they capitalise on their momentum and go all the way, or will the favourites from China prove insurmountable? 

Join us for an exhilarating day filled with top-notch table tennis action, from the compelling singles clashes to the nail-biting doubles semifinals, culminating in the high-stakes Mixed Doubles Finals. Tune in to catch the live action 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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