Opened doors: 43 countries to compete in Riva

The World Junior Table Tennis Championship’ Opening Ceremony went on stage this morning with the parade of the teams and autorities' greetings

26 november 2017

At the Exhibition Center of Baltera in Riva del Garda, the World Junior Table Tennis Championships organized by the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) in collaboration with the FITET (Italian Table Tennis Federation) and Garda Trentino Spa went on stage with the opening ceremony.

In a colourful atmosphere, National Associations from 43 countries have been presented and greeted by Renato Di Napoli (FITET President), Massimo Accorsi (Deputy Major of Riva del Garda), Marco Benedetti (Garda Trentino Spa President) and Glenn Tepper (ITTF Deputy CEO).

Emotion, cheers and the notes of Italian national anthem just ahead of starting to play the first eight matches of the Team Event. For table tennis fans, the World Junior Championships shall be a guaranteed show.

Lorenzo Falangone

Photo: G. Tepper