Chinese best on the planet Ding Ning and Germany’s Timo Boll have been delegated the separate Female and Male Table Tennis Stars at the Astana 2017 ITTF Star Awards.
Ruling world and Olympic champion Ding was regarded with her third Female Table Tennis Star honor to end up plainly the first-since forever competitor to accomplish the accomplishment.
She battled off rivalry from current world No 1 Zhu Yuling of China, Japanese genius Miu Hirano and Chinese Taipei No 1 Cheng I-Ching.
“Much obliged to you to such an extent! It’s a significant privilege! I need to express gratitude toward ITTF for giving me this honor. Much obliged to you to all who bolstered me, I will continue battling for more honors this way. I guarantee to make this diversion more prominent on the planet,” Ding, 27, said.
Ding turned into the greatest victor at the ITTF Star Awards as her extremely quick rally against Zhu in the 2017 World Championships last was voted by fans as the Star Point of the Year.
Boll held off rivalry from ruling world and Olympic champion Ma Long of China, recently delegated Men’s World Cup champion Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany and Japanese wonder Tomokazu Harimoto.
“I am exceptionally astounded to win this renowned honor against such huge numbers of best players who have had an astonishing year,” Boll, 36, said.
Harimoto, 14, asserted the 2017 Breakthrough Star grant, subsequent to turning into the most youthful ever World Tour Singles Champion and most youthful ever World Championships quarterfinalist in 2017.
The year-finishing affair supper and honor function was hung on December 14 at the Rixos President Hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan, where the world’s best table tennis stars and mentors participated in a night of festivity for their accomplishments over the previous year, and eight esteemed honors were passed out to the separate champs.