209 table tennis teams from around the world are competing this year, including 114 men’s teams and 95 women’s teams.
A total of 138 International Table Tennis Umpires will officiate in Tokyo (68 from abroad, 70 from Tokyo).
The World Team Table Tennis Championships have been held since 1926.
China has dominated the World Team Championships, winning the Men’s Team title and the Women’s Team title 18 times.
The late Victor Barna is the most successful table tennis player in the history of the World Championships, playing 19 times between 1929 and 1954 winning a total of 22 titles.
Only three left-hander have won the Men’s Singles title at a World Championships: Stellan Bengtsson (1971), Seiji Ono (1979), Jean-Philippe Gatien (1993).
The 2015 World Team Table Tennis Championships will be held in Suzhou, China.
Good luck Team USA!
2014 U.S. World Team – Women
Coach Doru Gheorghe
2014 U.S. World Team – Men
Coach Stefan Feth