TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian duo Nima Alamian and Noshad Alamiyan won a bronze medal at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Series on Friday. A competition is underway at the Lusail Sports Arena in Qatar’s capital city, Doha.
Alamian brothers failed to book their place at the final match, losing to Argentine pair Gaston Alto and Horacio Cifuentes 3-2 (11-8, 12-10, 12-10, 11-7, 15-13) in the Men’s Doubles Semi-Finals.
A WTT Star Contender event will follow from March 8 to 13.
The Contender series of events aims to provide opportunities for future and emerging players on the professional tour.
Players can earn ranking points which will allow them to feature in the top tier WTT Champion Series, an exclusive series for the top 32 men’s and women’s players.
World Table Tennis (WTT), supplants the previous International Table Tennis Federation World Tour and World Tour Platinum events, with only two major tournaments expected to not take place under the WTT banner – the World Championships (including World Team Championships) and Olympic Games.
After a successful exhibition of the new brand last November in Macao, WTT formally began last week with the first of its bio-secure bubbles in Doha, Qatar, which is being called the “WTT Middle East Hub”.
- source : Tehran Times