In the evening of September 28, Beijing time, international
At the beginning of the meeting, the work of the year was summarized. Under the influence of the new crown pneumonia, ITTF has indeed encountered many difficulties, but through the efforts of all parties, it is now gradually overcoming some of the competition and economic difficulties, and I also look forward to more competitions next year. I also hope to gather together on the online AGM in the future.
At the Congress, Yao Zhenxu was nominated as an honorary member of the ITTF. After online voting by the delegates, he was also elected with 115 votes unanimously and became the 11th honorary member of the ITTF. He served as the leader of the Chinese table tennis team from 1985 to 1995, and served as the Chinese table tennis team leader from 1995 to 2014.
Afterwards, Mr. Yao Zhenxu gave a speech on the theme "Ping Pong is my life" in English. In his speech, he reviewed his table tennis life, from amateur to professional all the way to the officials of the Chinese Table Tennis Association and ITTF. Dedicated his time for 63 years. He has experienced table tennis diplomacy, and also experienced the former Yugoslavia World Table Tennis Championships. He is also fortunate to participate in the organization of the seven World Championships and the five Olympic Games. He also witnessed the ITTF's development from 138 member associations to 226 today, becoming the largest individual sports association in the world. In the future, he will continue to work for the global promotion of table tennis and the inheritance of the history and culture of table tennis.
Chairman Liu Guoliang said in his subsequent speech: "I am very happy to witness Mr. Yao becoming an honorary member of the ITTF with you today. On behalf of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, I would like to extend my warm congratulations to Mr. Yao. I just saw Mr. Yao in the field of table tennis. I am also touched by the review and photos of my serious work every year. I am very grateful to the ITTF and the world table tennis family for their high support and affirmation of the work of Mr. Yao and the Chinese Table Tennis Association. In the future, the Chinese Table Tennis Association will do more Participating in international affairs, I also hope to provide you with more support and help. The World Table Tennis Professional League has been established. I believe you are as excited and excited as I am. The Chinese Table Tennis Association will try its best to promote the development of WTT in the world Support and help the various member associations of the world table tennis family to make our sport more global. In this difficult time as we all know, we should unite and create the future together. Finally, I wish the ITTF Annual Conference a complete success."