World Table Tennis Championships

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World Table Tennis Championships
StatusActive
GenreGlobal sports event
Date(s)c. April–May
FrequencyAnnual
Inaugurated 1926  ( 1926 )
Organised by ITTF

The World Table Tennis Championships have been held since 1926, biennially since 1957. Five individual events, which include men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's double and mixed doubles, are currently held in odd numbered years. The World Team Table Tennis Championships, which include men's team and women's team events, were first their own competition in 2000. The Team Championships are held in even numbered years.

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In the earlier days of the tournament, Hungary's men's team was a dominant force, winning the championships 12 times. This was followed by a short period of dominance by Japan in the 1950s. From the 1960s onwards, China emerged as the new dominant power in this tournament and, with the exception of 1989–2000, when Sweden won four times, China continues to dominate the sport. China's men's team holds a record 20 world team championship titles.

In the 1950s, Japan's women team was a force to be reckoned with winning a total of 8 titles. The Chinese women started their strong grip on the world team championships from the 1970s onwards. They have only lost twice since 1975. China holds 21 women's team titles.

Trophies

There are 7 different trophies presented to the winners of the various events, held by winning associations, and returned for the next world championships. [1]

  • St. Bride Vase for Men's Singles, donated in 1929 by C.Corti Woodcock, member of the exclusive St. Bride Table Tennis Club in London, after Fred Perry of England won the title in Budapest
  • Geist Prize for Women's Singles, donated in 1931 by Dr. Gaspar Geist, President of the Hungarian Table Tennis Association
  • Iran Cup for Men's Doubles; first presented at the 1947 World Championships by the Shah of Iran
  • W.J. Pope Trophy for Women's Doubles; donated in 1948 by the ITTF Honorary general secretary W.J. Pope
  • Heydusek Cup for Mixed Doubles; donated in 1948 by Zdenek Heydusek, Secretary of the Czechoslovakia Association.

In addition, the Egypt Cup is presented to the next host of world championships. The Cup was donated by King Farouk of Egypt in 1939, when the championships were held in Cairo, Egypt.

Championships

The ITTF held individual events and team events separately for the first time in 1999 and 2000 respectively, and 2001 was the last time individual and team events were held together. Starting in 2003 individual events and team events were held separately again and each continue to be held separately every other year.

NumberYearHost CityEvents
1 1926 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom 5
2 1928 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm, Sweden 6
3 1929 Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg Budapest, Hungary 6
4 1930 Flag of Germany.svg Berlin, Germany 6
5 1931 Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg Budapest, Hungary 6
6 1932 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague, Czechoslovakia 6
7 1933 Flag of Austria.svg Baden bei Wien, Austria 6
8 1933 Flag of France.svg Paris, France 7
9 1935 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom 7
10 1936 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague, Czechoslovakia 7
11 1937 Flag of Austria.svg Baden bei Wien, Austria 7
12 1938 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom 7
13 1939 Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg Cairo, Egypt 7
14 1947 Flag of France.svg Paris, France 7
15 1948 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom 7
16 1949 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm, Sweden 7
17 1950 Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg Budapest, Hungary 7
18 1951 Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria 7
19 1952 Flag of India.svg Mumbai, India 7
20 1953 Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg Bucharest, Romania 7
21 1954 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom 7
22 1955 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Utrecht, Netherlands 7
23 1956 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tokyo, Japan 7
24 1957 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm, Sweden 7
25 1959 Flag of Germany.svg Dortmund, Germany 7
NumberYearHost CityEvents
26 1961 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China 7
27 1963 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague, Czechoslovakia 7
28 1965 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 7
29 1967 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm, Sweden 7
30 1969 Flag of Germany.svg Munich, Germany 7
31 1971 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Nagoya, Japan 7
32 1973 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 7
33 1975 Flag of India.svg Kolkata, India 7
34 1977 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Birmingham, United Kingdom 7
35 1979 Flag of North Korea (1948-1992).svg Pyongyang, North Korea 7
36 1981 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Novi Sad, Yugoslavia 7
37 1983 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tokyo, Japan 7
38 1985 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg, Sweden 7
39 1987 Flag of India.svg New Delhi, India 7
40 1989 Flag of Germany.svg Dortmund, Germany 7
41 1991 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Chiba City, Japan 7
42 1993 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg, Sweden 7
43 1995 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tianjin, China 7
44 1997 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Manchester, United Kingdom 7
45 1999 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Eindhoven, Netherlands 5
45 2000 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2
46 2001 Flag of Japan.svg Osaka, Japan 7
47 2003 Flag of France.svg Paris, France 5
47 2004 Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar 2
48 2005 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai, China 5
NumberYearHost CityEvents
48 2006 Flag of Germany.svg Bremen, Germany 2
49 2007 Flag of Croatia.svg Zagreb, Croatia 5
49 2008 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou, China 2
50 2009 Flag of Japan.svg Yokohama, Japan 5
50 2010 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, Russia 2
51 2011 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam, Netherlands 5
51 2012 Flag of Germany.svg Dortmund, Germany 2
52 2013 Flag of France.svg Paris, France 5
52 2014 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan 2
53 2015 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Suzhou, China 5
53 2016 Flag of Malaysia.svg Shah Alam, Malaysia 2
54 2017 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany 5
54 2018 Flag of Sweden.svg Halmstad, Sweden 2
55 2019 Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary 5
2020 Flag of South Korea.svg Busan, South Korea
56 2021 Flag of the United States.svg Houston, United States 5
55 2022 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chengdu, China 2
57 2023 Flag of South Africa.svg Durban, South Africa 5
Individual and TeamIndividualTeam

World Veterans Table Tennis Championships

Since 1982, the Senior Veterans Table Tennis Championships are held every two years by the Swaythling Club International have been held. All players who are at least 40 years old in the year of the event are eligible to play. The ladies and gentlemen play each in eight age groups, the seniors 40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 and 85 in singles and doubles for the titles. A previous qualification is not required.

The previous venues of the Senior World Championships:

EditionYearHostDatesCompetitorsNations
11982 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg May 198245021
21984 Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki June 198465038
31986 Flag of Italy.svg Rimini June 1986110038
41988 Flag of Croatia.svg Zagreb June 1988165045
51990 Flag of the United States.svg Baltimore June 1990110046
61992 Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin June 1992130048
71994 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne April 1994180049
81996 Flag of Norway.svg Lillehammer June 1996195049
91998 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Manchester 17-27 June 1998140053
102000 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver 21-27 May 2000185057
112002 Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne June 2002275063
122004 Flag of Japan.svg Yokohama 30 May - 5 June 2004238447
132006 Flag of Germany.svg Bremen 15 - 20 June 2006365059
142008 Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro 24 - 30 May 2008137852
152010 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Hohhot 7 - 12 June 2010206551
162012 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm 25 June - 1 July 2012
172014 Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland 12 - 17 May 20141670
182016 Flag of Spain.svg Alicante 23 - 29 May 20164561
192018 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas 18-23 June 20181021
202020 Flag of France.svg Bordeaux 8-14 June 2020

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 145103159407
2Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 6858.575.5202
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 483673157
4Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 2834.559121.5
5Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 16.510.51946
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 153061106
7Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 131512.540.5
8Flag of the United States.svg  United States 9.522031.5
9Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 615.535.557
10Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 516.521.543
11Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 5154363
12Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 491326
13Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 31113.527.5
14Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 34714
15Flag of France.svg  France 231823
16Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 125.58.5
17Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 1258
18Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 03.57.511
19Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 0222.524.5
20Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 0213
21Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 01.51.53
22Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 00.52.53
23Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 00.500.5
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 00.500.5
25Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 002.52.5
26Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 001.51.5
27Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0011
Flag of India.svg  India 0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0011
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0011
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 0011
32Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 000.50.5
Totals (32 nations)373378685.51436.5

Results of Individual and Team Events

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References

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