Now 50 years ago to the day, on Saturday 10th April 1971, following the conclusion of the World Championships in Nagoya, the United States team and accompanying journalists arrived in Beijing, the first American delegation to visit the city since 1949.
After counting down the days until 6 April, World Table Tennis Day finally came around and the table tennis community all over the world celebrated the passion for the sport while making their events universal, popular and inclusive.
On Wednesday 31st March in Prishtina, the former President of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga met with representatives of Priping Table Tennis Club and Prishtina Women’s Table Tennis Club; the subject, the forthcoming World Table Tennis Day, scheduled for Tuesday 6th April.
During the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination, we feature a woman who is using her story in table tennis to inspire others: Maira Ranzeiro, the first ever black table tennis champion in Brazil.
Olympian, Pan American Games winner, Top-20 in ITTF World Ranking – everything Adriana achieved before the age of 20. Now, she is raising her voice towards gender inequalities in life and in table tennis.