Qatari Khalil Al Mohannadi elected president of Asian Table Tennis Union


Doha: Khalil Al Mohannadi was named president of the Asian Table Tennis Union at the Biennial General Assembly held in Doha on Sunday on the sidelines of the 2021 Asian Men’s and Women’s Table Tennis Championships, which are currently taking place at Lusail Hall.

He was elected without opposition putting an end to the monopoly of the countries of the Eastern continent on the post since the creation of the Asian Union almost five decades ago.

Currently vice-president of the International Table Tennis Federation, member of the newly formed World Table Tennis Board and president of the Qatari Table Tennis Association, Al Mohannadi became the first Arab and Qatari to lead the Asian Tennis Union. table since its founding in 1972 and the sixth president of the AFC in its history.

Alongside Khalil Al Mohannadi, the entire Executive Committee of the Asian Table Tennis Union was elected.

The new formation of the Union includes the President: Khalil Al Mohannadi (QAT), Vice Presidents Kim Taeksoo (KOR), Xu Xin (CHN), Secretary General Afshin Badiee (IRI) and Treasurer Mohamed Baqir Sajad (OMA ).

Al Mohannadi will assume the presidency of the Asian Union which includes 44 member associations: 8 East Asia, 10 South East Asia, 7 South Asia, 12 West Asia and 7 Central Asia, during the cycle 2021-2025 election. (AQN)



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