ITTF.com – Play concluded on Sunday 6th March at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur; for each national association that participated in the event there will be moments which are now indelibly printed in the memory. It was for China unmitigated success, with titles being retained and retained in an emphatic manner.
Notably, they secured both the Swaythling Cup and Corbillon Cup titles without a single individual match being surrendered; it was a quite awesome display. Simply they proved themselves a step ahead of the field
There were other feats note as England and Chinese Taipei excelled expectations to secure bronze medals in the respective Men’s and Women’s events; whilst in both disciplines there were silver medals for Japan.
Likewise there were halcyon days for India as they won both the Men’s and Women’s Second Division titles. The success is now written forever in the in history books of the Table Tennis Federation of India; also the tournament will be remembered for another specific reason.
It will go down in history as the most socially followed table tennis event of all time, with 48.5 million people reached through ITTF social media platforms.
Add the 190 million television viewers in China alone plus another 90 countries showing the event live on television, the entire world was talking about the 2016 Perfect World Team Table Tennis Championships!
Impressive figures; they reflect the global appeal of the sport of table tennis. It is athletic, entertaining and dramatic; qualities very much in evidence in Kuala Lumpur.