by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor / Photo: Mohammad Qasim
Just over three weeks remain and the winners at the 2016 ITTF Star Awards Evening, to be staged in the splendid surroundings on the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, on Thursday 8th December, will be announced.
You can influence destiny but you must be fast, no time to delay; voting closes on Sunday 13th November. Furthermore, you may hold the trump card.
There are three categories in which fans may vote: Male Player of the Year, Female Player of the Year and Star Point of the Year.
China’s Fan Zhendong and Ma Long, alongside Japan’s Jun Mizutani and Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna are the candidates for the Male Player of the Year award; for the Female Player of the Year accolade, the names in question are China’s Ding Ning and DPR Korea’s Kim Song I, in addition to the Japanese duo of Miu Hirano and Mima Ito.
Male Star Player of the Year: Quadri Aruna, Fan Zhendong, Ma Long or Jun Mizutani?
At the end of the 100 metres at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Usain Bolt, we can safely describe him as an athlete, needed a deep breath and a few moments to recover mind, body and soul, after his win.
Star Point of the Year: athleticism of the highest order
Likewise, in Kuwait, Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia recovered from being prone on the floor when facing Portugal’s Jun Mizutani; whilst in Japan Fan Zhendong played marbles when opposing Frenchmen, Simon Gauzy.
Similarly, at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Doha there was physical exhilaration, none more so when two bright young men in the guise of England’s Sam Walker and Yuya Oshima drew swords; scintillating sport.
Female Star Player of the Year: Ding Ning, Miu Hirano, Mima Ito or Kim Song I?
2016 ITTF Star Awards: Click here to cast your vote
For further information including press accreditation contact, Matt Pound, Promotion and Media Manager
Voting closes on Sunday 13th November