83-year-old Jiang Zhaozhao to stage strong comeback at WVC
en.hangzhou.com.cn  2023-01-20 16:20   

Jiang Zhaozhao from Shaoxing of Zhejiang started to play table tennis when he was six years old. Now, at the age of 83, he always enjoys it. He used to successively win the gold medals of the International Table Tennis Federation Veteran Cup, US Table Tennis Open Championships, "Asia-Pacific Cup" Table Tennis Veteran Championships, CTTA Member Leagues and provincial, municipal and county competitions, known as "Shaoxing Table Tennis Crazy".

Recently, he are competing in the 20th World Veteran Table Tennis Championships (WVC) in Muscat as the capital of Oman. He represented Chinese Team with 12 Chinese players, competing against more than 2,000 athletes from over 70 countries.

The World Veteran Table Tennis Championships is hosted by the International Table Tennis Federation once every two years. The participating players must be above 40 years old, divided into different groups for competition according to the age. Jiang Zhaozhao said: "The Veteran Cup Competition is the world folk table tennis match to demonstrate the elegant demeanour of the elderly in China, and I would like to win the glory for the country."

The table tennis match brings him the joy of competitive sports, and makes him get acquainted with like-minded players. Jiang Zhaozhao said that he made the acquaintance of US Veteran Table Tennis Champion Zheng Changqing aged 85 through the competition. After the event, they exchanged communication methods and made an appointment to play together in the international event.

Source: hangzhou2022.cn  Author: Text by Ye Lijiao Editor: 叶丽姣