1977 World Table Tennis Championships

The 1977 World Table Tennis Championships were held in Birmingham at the then newly opened National Exhibition Centre, from March 28 to April 7, 1977.

World Table Tennis Championships
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Singles   Men   Women
Doubles   Men   Women   Mixed
Team   Men   Women
   Previous    1975     Next    1979

OrganisationEdit

During these Championships, players and officials stayed at the Student Accommodation at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston, from where coaches took all participants backwards and forwards between here and the NEC daily for the two weeks of the championships. Although run by the ETTA for the ITTF, headed by Mr Maurice Goldstien, Management, Tournament & Coaching Committee members from the BDTTA (Birmingham & District Table Tennis Association) played a major part with six months of preparatory work prior to this event, the first to be held at the NEC. It was also from the BDTTA that many gave freely of their time to help run this championship, through their expertise of running many other local annual table tennis tournaments, such at the 3 star Midlands Open and Birmingham Closed.[1][2]

ResultsEdit

TeamEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Swaythling Cup
Men's Team
  China
Guo Yuehua
Huang Liang
Li Zhenshi
Liang Geliang
Wang Jun
  Japan
Tetsuo Inoue
Mitsuru Kono
Masahiro Maehara
Norio Takashima
Tokio Tasaka
  Sweden
Stellan Bengtsson
Ake Gronlund
Kjell Johansson
Roger Lagerfeldt
Ulf Thorsell
Corbillon Cup
Women's team
  China
Ge Xinai
Zhang Deying
Zhang Li
Zhu Xiangyun
  South Korea
Chung Hyun-sook
Kim Soon-ok
Lee Ailesa
Lee Ki Won
  North Korea
Kim Chang-Ae
Li Song Suk
Pak Yong-Ok
Pak Yung-Sun

IndividualEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles   Mitsuru Kohno   Guo Yuehua   Liang Geliang
  Huang Liang
Women's singles   Pak Yung-Sun   Zhang Li   Ge Xin'ai
  Zhang Deying
Men's doubles   Li Zhenshi
  Liang Geliang
  Huang Liang
  Lu Yuansheng
  Stellan Bengtsson
  Kjell Johansson
  Antun Stipančić
  Dragutin Šurbek
Women's doubles   Pak Yong-ok
  Yang Ying
  Zhu Xiangyun
  Wei Lijie
  Zhang Li
  Ge Xin'ai
  Lee Ki Won
  Kim Soon-ok
Mixed doubles   Jacques Secrétin
  Claude Bergeret
  Tokio Tasaka
  Sachiko Yokota
  Li Zhenshi
  Yan Guili
  Lee Sang-kuk
  Lee Ki Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Championships Results". ITTF Museum. Archived from the original on 2017-04-24. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ "ITTF Statistics". ittf.com. Retrieved 13 April 2017.[permanent dead link]

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