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Published: 18:39, November 25, 2021 | Updated: 10:01, November 26, 2021
China's Liu Guoliang elected as ITTF executive vice-president
By Xinhua
Published:18:39, November 25, 2021 Updated:10:01, November 26, 2021 By Xinhua

Liu Guoliang (4th left), president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, exchanges team jerseys with Virginia Sung (4th right), Chief Executive Officer of USA Table Tennis, during a joint training session of two pairs formed of both American and Chinese players entering the mixed doubles competition at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in Houston, the United States on Nov 22, 2021. (WU XIAOLING / XINHUA)

HOUSTON - Liu Guoliang, president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, was elected as an executive vice-president of the International Table Tennis Federation at the Annual General Meeting of the sport's world governing body held here on Wednesday.

He will serve along with seven other executive vice-presidents elected at the AGM.

Petra Sorling from Sweden was elected as president of ITTF, becoming the eighth person and the first woman to hold the office

Liu became the CTTA president at the end of 2018 and was named the World Table Tennis Council Chair in June 2020.

Petra Sorling from Sweden was elected as president of ITTF, becoming the eighth person and the first woman to hold the office.

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The newly-elected nine ITTF Executive Committee members will serve a four-year mandate and join the ITTF Athletes Commission Chair Zoran Primorac from Croatia and IOC Member Ryu Seungmin from South Korea to form the complete ITTF Executive Committee.


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