The 2021 edition of World Table Tennis Championship will take place in Houston, USA between 23-29 November. World Table Tennis Championship takes place every year. In even numbered years, team championship takes place and in odd numbered years, singles and doubles event take place.
Events at 2021 World Table Tennis Championship:
Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles
The singles draw consists of 128 players and double events have 64 pairs in the draw.
Indian players in the draw:
Men Singles: Sharath Kamal (24th Seed), Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (30th Seed), Harmeet Desai, Amalraj Anthony
Women Singles: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Madhurika Patkar, Ayhika Mukherjee
Men Doubles: Sharath/Sathiyan (13th seed), Harmeet/Amalraj
Women Doubles: Manika/Archana (10th seed), Madhurika/Sutirtha
Mixed Doubles: Sathiyan/Manika (9th seed), Sharath/Archana
India at World Table Tennis Championship
Till date across all previous editions of World Table Tennis Championship, independent India has never won a medal. However, in 1926 India won 2 Bronze medals – 1 in Men’s Singles (SRG Suppiah) and 1 in Men’s Team.
Can Indian players script history at 2021 Championship?
Indian players have recently displayed good form. Post Tokyo Olympics, Indian players have managed to win titles at World Table Tennis Tour events.
WTT Contender Budapest Mixed Doubles Gold: Sathiyan/Manika
ITTF Czech Open Gold: Sathiyan
WTT Contender Tunisia Men Doubles Gold: Sathiyan/Harmeet
WTT Contender Lasko Women Doubles Gold: Manika/Archana
Where to watch World Table Tennis Championship?
Matches will be LIVE on WTT YouTube and WTT website.
Wishing the Indian contingent all the very best for 2021 Championship.