Kjell and Stellan World Championships

Kjell and Stellan World Championships

April 11-21, 1967, Sweden hosted the World Championships for the fourth time. The competitions gave Sweden the first gold meal. It was Hans Alsér and Kjell Johansson who won the Men’s Doubles. Japan’s six titles out of a maximum seven at the 1967 World Championships...
The first Men’s Singles title

The first Men’s Singles title

7 April 1971 is a classic date in Swedish sports history as well as in the Swedish table tennis history. That’s when Sweden got its first World Table Tennis Champion in Men’s Singles. Stellan Bengtsson responded to a performance no-one thought this 18-year-old...
Sweden is ready for the WTTC

Sweden is ready for the WTTC

The Swedish troops for World Championships in Halmstad are now complete, both when it comes to the Women’s and Men’s Teams. On Tuesday the 4ht of April, 25 days before the LIEBHERR World Team Table Tennis Championships open up its gates, captain Peter Sartz announced...
One of the greatest fates ever achieved

One of the greatest fates ever achieved

April 4th, 1989 was not any old Tuesday. For approximately three hours, between 18:05 and 21:11, three table tennis boys wrote a new chapter in Swedish sports history. 28 year old Mikael Appelgren, 23 year-old Jan-Ove Waldner and 22 year-old Jörgen Persson didn’t just...
First time in Gothenburg

First time in Gothenburg

28 March to 7 April 1985, the World Championships was held in Sweden, for the first time in a different location than Stockholm. Gothenburg and Scandinavium stood for the hostess and these World Championships ended with a gold medal for Sweden in Men’s doubles...