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Republic of Korea, Gwangju

FISU Technical Committee Chair

Andrzej Hrehorowicz Technical Committee Chair
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History of Table Tennis in FISU

Table tennis is the youngest compulsory sport in the programme of the FISU Summer Games but it has a long history within the FISU World University Championships. Since the Bucharest edition in 1971, table tennis quickly saw the domination of Asian countries. Although both Korea and Japan have distinguished themselves repeatedly during these tournaments, it is the Chinese who dominated the most consistently. In the very first year that China participated in the World University Championships Table Tennis in 1984 in Gdansk (POL), all titles were taken by China outplaying the other 20 participating countries. This supremacy, even if it slightly declined during the three subsequent championships, was once again confirmed in 1994 in Charleroi (BEL).

Table tennis showed excellent results and high level participants with almost 100 future World or Olympic competitors participating in the Universiades/FISU Summer Games.

Minimum Requirements for Table Tennis

The Organising Committee must provide, for exclusive use, a main competition hall including at least 16 tables of which must all have lighting according to ITTF Standards regarding the dimensions and surrounding approved by the Table Tennis CT and a minimum 12 tables for a special practice hall.