|World Table Tennis Championships|
|Genre||Global sports event|
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.
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.
There are 7 different trophies presented to the winners of the various events, held by winning associations, and returned for the next world championships.
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.
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.
|Individual and Team||Individual||Team|
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:
|9||1998||Manchester||17-27 June 1998||1400||53|
|10||2000||Vancouver||21-27 May 2000||1850||57|
|12||2004||Yokohama||30 May - 5 June 2004||2384||47|
|13||2006||Bremen||15 - 20 June 2006||3650||59|
|14||2008||Rio de Janeiro||24 - 30 May 2008||1378||52|
|15||2010||Hohhot||7 - 12 June 2010||2065||51|
|16||2012||Stockholm||25 June - 1 July 2012|
|17||2014||Auckland||12 - 17 May 2014||1670|
|18||2016||Alicante||23 - 29 May 2016||4561|
|19||2018||Las Vegas||18-23 June 2018||1021|
|20||2020||Bordeaux||8-14 June 2020|
|Totals (32 nations)||373||378||685.5||1436.5|
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