Petra Sörling addresses the Annual General Meeting (Photo: Rémy Gros)
Member of the Swaythling Club International, Petra Sörling was elected President of the International Table Tennis Federation at the Annual General Meeting in Houston on Wednesday 24th November.
She becomes the eighth person and the first woman to hold the office.
Also, there is another first, she is the first ever reigning world champion to claim the role!
Previous presidents in the guise of Japan’s Ichiro Ogimura and Xu Yinsheng both won titles at World Championships but assumed the highest office when retired from international play.
In 2018 at the World Veteran Championships partnering Pia Toelhoj to success in the women’s doubles 45-49 years event.
Notably as today, the event was staged in the United States, in Las Vegas.