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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 youth...

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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...

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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...

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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 and...

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For the love of the craft

A long, long time ago, in 1970 to be more precise, the Scandinavian Open Championships (“SOC” colloquially) were played in Halmstad Sporthall. Or rather, “Spooathallen”, as it is referred to by a proper Halmstad native. It was a big deal for the city. This applied to...

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China Names Worlds Team Following Trials in Beijing

Following a trials competition held on the last few days, the Chinese team will have Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin, Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Chuqin, for the men; and Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen, Zhu Yuling, Chen Meng and Wang Manyu, for the women, going to the 2018 World Team...

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Almost 150 nations present

Welcome to the LIEBHERR World Table Tennis Championships 2018

24 centrecourts all under the same roof

Welcome to the biggest sports event in Sweden 2018.

400 media representatives

Journalists from all over the world will cover the LIEBHERR World Table Tennis Championships 2018 in Halmstad.

350 million TV-viewers

Gigantic interest in social medias. Table tennis, in Rio Olympics 2016, was watched by more than 550 million people.

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