Petra Sorling (L6) and Liu Guoliang (R5) present at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ITTF in Houston, the United States on November 24, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the ITTF)
Petra Sorling from Sweden is elected as president of the table tennis world governing body ITTF while China's Liu Guoliang one of the eight executive vice presidents.
HOUSTON, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Liu Guoliang, president of the Chinese table tennis association (CTTA), was elected as an executive vice president of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the sport's world governing body held here on Wednesday.
He will serve along with seven other executive vice presidents elected at the AGM.
Liu Guoliang (4th L), president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, exchanges team jerseys with Virginia Sung (4th R), Chief Executive Officer of USA Table Tennis, during a joint training session of two pairs formed of both American and Chinese players entering the mixed doubles competition at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in Houston, the United States, on Nov. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)
Liu became the CTTA president at the end of 2018 and was named the World Table Tennis (WTT) Council Chair in June 2020.
Petra Sorling from Sweden was elected as president of ITTF, becoming the eighth person and the first woman to hold the office.
The newly-elected nine ITTF Executive Committee members will serve a four-year mandate and join the ITTF Athletes Commission Chair Zoran Primorac from Croatia and IOC Member Ryu Seungmin from South Korea to form the complete ITTF Executive Committee. (by Pan Lijun, Xu Jianmei) ■