The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced the nominees for the 2016 Male and Female Para Table Tennis Stars for the Seamaster Qatar 2016 ITTF Star Awards that will be held on 8 December 2016 in Doha, Qatar.
The 2016 ITTF Star Awards will be the fourth edition of the ITTF’s year-ending extravaganza to honour the achievements of athletes and coaches in 2016, this time in Doha, Qatar’s famous Sheraton Hotel.
Nominees in the running to be crowned the 2016 Male and Female Para Table Tennis Stars are:
Male Para Table Tennis Star presented by Tinsue:
Laurens DEVOS (BEL): Rio 2016 Paralympic Games class 9 singles champion at just 16 years of age, making him the youngest ever male table tennis Paralympic champion.
FENG Panfeng (CHN): Rio 2016 Paralympic Games class 3 singles and team gold medalist, Feng claimed his third consecutive singles Paralympic gold medal in Rio.
Peter ROSENMEIER (DEN): Rio 2016 Paralympic Games class 6 singles champion to now have 2 gold and 2 bronze medals in 4 Paralympic Games.
Nomination Video: https://youtu.be/P1Vx2tju-IE
Female Para Table Tennis Star presented by Stag International:
LIU Jing (CHN): Rio 2016 Paralympic Games class 2 singles and team gold medalist, Liu won her third consecutive singles Paralympic gold medal in Rio.
Sandra PAOVIC (CRO): Beijing 2008 Olympian, and the Rio 2016 class 6 singles gold medalist on her debut in the Paralympic Games.
XUE Juan (CHN): Rio 2016 Paralympic Games class 3 singles and team gold medalist, China Para Open class 3 champion.
Nomination Video: https://youtu.be/BF5XesC_RiU
These players were nominated by the ITTF Para Division and the winners will be determined by the ITTF Para Athletes’ Commission.
More details about the other award nominees here:
Male & Female Table Tennis Stars – http://www.ittf.com/press_releases/PR/PR1.asp?id=324
Star Coach & Breakthrough Star – http://www.ittf.com/press_releases/PR/PR1.asp?id=323