The Pyeongchang 2023 Asian Table Tennis Championships kicked off its eight-day schedule today with the Opening Ceremony.
The opening ceremony was held in the evening at the Ramada Hotel & Suites Grand Ballroom in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do.
More than 200 people were in attendance, including Pyeongchang County Mayor Shim Jae-guk, co-chairman of the Games Organizing Committee, Yoo Seung-min, president of the Korea Table Tennis Association, Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) President Kahil Al Mohannadi, and officials from the Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province and Pyeongchang County.
“The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang were filled with the emotions of humanity’s challenges and triumphs, and showed the miracle of the global community coming together. I hope that the enthusiasm and joy will continue to flow to Pyeongchang, where you are now, and to the World Table Tennis Championships in Busan in 2024.”
Opening remarks by Yoo Seung-min, President of the Korea Table Tennis Association. Organizing Committee
Congratulatory performance by the female pop opera group Ariel. Organizing Committee
ATTU President Dr. Kahil Al Mohannadi wished the tournament a successful run, saying, “This championship will be the culmination of the progress that ATTU has made through its various events.”
In his opening remarks, Yoo Seung-min, President of the Korea Table Tennis Association, said, “Table tennis fans have been waiting for this tournament to return to Korea for the first time in 10 years with much interest. I hope that the top players in the world of table tennis will respond to the fans’ support with their wonderful skills.”메이저사이트
“We also look forward to using this tournament as an opportunity to renew our commitment to the World Table Tennis Championships in Busan next February.”
Competition begins on March 3 at the Pyeongchang Dome and runs through the 10th. A total of 95 men from 23 countries and 86 women from 19 countries will compete for medals in seven events, including men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s team events, and mixed doubles.
Many of the world’s top players will be in action, including China’s Fan Zhendong, Ma Long, Sun Yingxia and Chen Meng, and Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto and Mima Ito.