ITTF(International Table Tennis Federation) has announced Chinese Table Tennis Association President Liu Guoliang as the Chairman of World Table Tennis(WTT). ITTF announced about WTT on 3rd March 2020 WTT and they have an Official Website for WTT]
This is an amazing news since Liu Guoliang is one of the most influential personality in table tennis. He has successful as been a olympics champion, gold medalist, President of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA).
ITTF made a press release about this information - Liu Guoliang accepts position as Chair of WTT Council
“Table tennis has enriched my life in so many ways and I have dedicated my life to this sport over many years. Therefore, I am immensely proud and honoured to have the opportunity to direct the WTT Council and help to make table tennis one of the leading sports in the world.” – Liu Guoliang, WTT Council Chair & CTTA President
“Liu Guoliang is an undisputed table tennis legend for what he has achieved both as a player, a coach and as President of the world’s leading national association, China. We are delighted to be welcoming him on board as Chair of the WTT Council. His CV speaks for itself and we firmly believe that he is the perfect man to help deliver success to WTT and to table tennis for many years to come.” – Khalil Al-Mohannadi, WTT Board Member & ITTF Deputy President
“For the success of WTT and table tennis as a whole, it is imperative that we have people of the highest order actively involved in shaping the future of our sport. The fact that Liu Guoliang is the most influential figure in table tennis, not only in China but around the globe, position him perfectly as Chair of the WTT Council. We certainly hope to take advantage of his reputation and influence for the global promotion of table tennis, making it especially appealing for the younger generations. The whole sports industry is in the shadow of the pandemic and we place our hope in Liu Guoliang to spark the future of our sport. This appointment is fantastic news for the entire table tennis family.” – Steve Dainton, WTT Board Member & ITTF CEO
WTT will be starting in 2021!