Best table tennis players of 2017

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The International Table Tennis Federation is a body that administers the international table tennis association.  The ITTF manages the rules and regulations of the table tennis and pursues the improvement of the sports. It organises a number of international competitions which includes the World Table Tennis Championship and produces a world ranking list based on the results of the matches that were played in the sanctioned events.  The list are divided into various sections such as men- women, Under 21 (boys-girls), Under 18 (boys-girls), Under 15 (boys-girls)

A number of factors are taken into account for the ranking. Factors include matches played in sanctioned events, their opponents. The ITTF also came up with three tier points for big events such as double points for the players are also received at events like Olympic Games, World Championship, and World Cup.  The second tier is for events like the ITTF World Tour, and the third tier is the Commonwealth Games, Pan-Am Games. Bonus points are also added to the player’s list of points.

The ITTF which was founded in 1926 published its ranking once or twice a year, but with the coming of technology they produced the rankings on a monthly basis and based on the latest ranking  the best players of 2017 are mostly Asian players who are dominating the world ranks

The Best table tennis players of 2017 among the men are:

  1. Ma Long from China
  2. Fan Zhendong from China
  3. Xu Xin from China
  4. Ovtcharov Dimitrij from Germany
  5. Zhang Jike from China

The best table tennis players of 2017 among the women are:

  1. Ding Ning from China
  2. Zhu Yuling from China
  3. Liu Shiwen from China
  4. Chen Meng from China
  5. Hirano Miu from Japan

The best table tennis players of 2017 among the boys under 21 are:

  1. Fan Zhendong from China
  2. Harimoto Tomokazu from Japan
  3. Calderano Hugo from Brazil
  4. Muramatsu Yuto from Japan
  5. LIANG Jingkun from China

The best table tennis players of 2017 among the girls under 21 are:

  1. Hirano Miu, Japan
  2. Sun Yingsha, China
  3. Ito Mima, Japan
  4. Sato Hitomi, Japan
  5. Hashimoto Honoka, Japan

The best table tennis players of 2017 among the boys under 18 are:

  1. Harimoto Tomokazu, Japan
  2. Kizukuri Yuto, Japan
  3. Niu Guankai, China
  4. Wang Chuqin, China
  5. Xue Fei, China

The best table tennis players of 2017 among the girls under 18 are:

  1. Hirano Miu, Japan
  2. Sun Yingsha, China
  3. Ito Mima, Japan
  4. Hayata Hina, Japan
  5. Kato Miyu, Japan

The best table tennis players of 2017 among the boys under 15 are:

  1. Harimoto Tomokazu, Japan
  2. Niu Guankai, China
  3. Cho Daeseong, Korea
  4. Sidorenko Vladimir, Russia
  5. Feng Yi-Hsin, Taipei

The best table tennis players of 2017 among the girls under 15 are:

  1. Kihara Miyuu, Japan
  2. Nagasaki Miyu, Japan
  3. Wang Amy, USA
  4. Wang Crystal, USA
  5. Kuai Man, China

 

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