Qatar Table Tennis Association President Khaleel al-Mohannadi has retained his post as vice president of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) until 2021 after the ITTF board elections held in Dusseldorf city of Germany recently.
Thomas Weikert was elected as the president of the ITTF at its Annual General Meeting by 118 votes to 90 after campaigning on a Manifesto focused on delivering value and growth for the whole sport in every part of the world.
Belgium’s Jean-Michel Saive polled 90 votes. The term of office is for a period of four years. Weikert is the incumbent ITTF president and he inherited the position in 2014. This presidential election is the first he contested against a challenger.
Speaking after the result was announced, ITTF President Weikert, said: “It is a huge honour to have been elected President of ITTF by our global family of Table Tennis National Federations. They are my peers and I would like to thank them for the trust they have placed in me today. It has been an intense campaign but I will invest all my energy to grow our sport and make it even more successful.”
ITTF Executive Committee consists of: Shi Zhihao (China), Petra Sörling (Sweden), Masahiro Maehara (Japan), Nestor Tenca (Argentina), Bruce Burton (Canada), James Morris (New Zealand), Alaa Meshref (Egypt) and Khalil al-Mohannadi (Qatar).
© Gulf Times Newspaper 2019