Camaraderie shines through in Helsingborg

Petra Sörling, the President of the Swedish Table Tennis Association (far right) with colleagues clearly in the Helsingborg spirit (Photo: courtesy of Max Ansbro) by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Two days of play completed on the evening of Tuesday 27th June at the 2017 World Veteran Championships in the west coast Swedish city of Helsingborg; several notable names have graced the arena. The name of Slovenia’s Edvard Vecko immediately attracts the attention. He competed in the first ever European Veteran Championships in 1995 in Vienna and, when representing the country once known as Yugoslavia, was a bronze medallist in the 1969 World Championships in Munich. Likewise, the names of Austria’s Ding Yi and Germany’s Wifried Lieck are present alongside Poland’s Leszek Kucharski and