- Table Tennis is played in over 200 countries
- Table Tennis is the second highest sport in terms of participation.
- About 300 million (30 Crore) people play Table Tennis in China. It is the largest recreational sport in that country.
- Since 1959, Chinese men have dominated the World Championships and have won the title 60% of the time.
- In April 1972, the US table tennis team were invited to visit China. This was a landmark event in the history of the world and helped improve US and China relations. The event was dubbed "Ping Pong Diplomacy".
- The best performance by an Indian at a world championship was K Nagaraj, who reached the quarter finals at the 1956 edition. Nagaraj unfortunately lost 20-22 in the deciding game. Nagaraj is considered the all-time greatest player of India.
- Uttam Chandarana beat a world champion in Mumbai in 1952
- Gool Nasikwala won the triple crown in the inaugural Asian table tennis championship in Singapore in 1952. No one can dare dream about in India today.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Table Tennis - Did you know?
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