World Table Tennis Championships


First held in 1926
In London, England
NEWS & ARTICLES

The history of the World Table Tennis Championships started back in 1926 when the first WTTC was held in London. During the first few decades, Hungarian and Czech table tennis players, such as Viktor Barna, Miklos Szabados, and Bohumil Vana dominated this tournament. In later years, leading nations in table tennis changed, and there were periods of dominance of Japanese, Swedish and Chinese players. Eventually, China has become the leading power in the table tennis world, winning the lion’s share of all the medals at the World Championships. Chinese stars, like Wang Liqin, Zhang Jike, and Ma Long, had the most success in the 21st-century, winning several gold medals each.

THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED PLAYERS IN
SINGLES, DOUBLES, MIXED DOUBLES & TEAM EVENTS

Viktor Barna
22-time champion
1929-1956
22S D MX T
7S D MX T
11S D MX T
Miklos Szabados
15-time champion
1929-1937
15S D MX T
6S MX T
2S MX
Bohumil Vana
13-time champion
1935-1955
13S D MX T
10S D MX T
7S D T
Ichiro Ogimura
12-time champion
1954-1965
12S D MX T
5S D T
3S D
Ma Long
12-time champion
2006-2019
12S D T
1D
3S
Wang Liqin
11-time champion
1997-2013
11S D MX T
4 S D T
5D MX
Xu Xin
10-time champion
2009-2019
10D MX T
1D
2S
Ivan Andreadis
9-time champion
1947-1957
9D MX T
10S D MX T
8S D MX T
Ferenc Sido
9-time champion
1947-1961
9S D MX T
9S D T
8S D MX T
Ma Lin
9-time champion
1999-2013
9D MX T
7S D MX T
4S D