Busan City announced on the 15th that the group preliminary group drawing ceremony for the ‘BNK Busan Bank 2024 Busan World Table Tennis Championships’ will be held at Busan Esports Stadium at 4 p.m. on the 16th.The ‘BNK Busan Bank 2024 Busan World Table Tennis Championships’ is the most prestigious international table tennis competition that will be held as a team event at BEXCO from February 16th to 25th .In this tournament, world-class table tennis players will compete for 16 tickets (8 each for men and women) to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

40 countries will be divided into 8 groups of 5 each for men and women, and after a group preliminary league, the top 3 from each group will compete in a round of 24 tournament. The group draw will be held to assign groups that will compete in the preliminary league among the 40 countries participating in the competition announced in November last year.The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced the list of 40 men’s and women’s countries participating in this tournament on November 8th last year, which was D-100th day.

The criteria for group allocation and drawing are the ITTF team rankings as of December 2023.First, the countries (associations) ranked 1st to 8th are automatically placed in the top seeds of Groups 1 to 8 according to their rankings .Afterwards, the four countries are grouped into the same position group in order of next priority, followed by a snake draw and zigzag arrangement. The top eight teams from each group will advance directly to the round of 16.

The 2nd and 3rd place teams from each group will face each other in the first round of the main draw, where the opponent will be decided by lottery, and the tournament will proceed in the order that the winning team fills the remaining eight spots in the round of 16. At the draw ceremony on this day, Busan’s table tennis legends Nam-gyu Yoo and Jeong-hwa Hyun appeared one after another, with over 100 people watching, including Busan Mayor Park Hyeong-jun, ITTF Chairman Ron Petra Söring, Co-Chairman Yoo Seung-min, BNK Busan Bank President Bang Seong-bin, and Busan table tennis players. A group will be drawn.

Prior to the group drawing ceremony, Kang Myung-soo, President of the Korean Standards Association, will deliver the ‘ISO 20121’ certificate and certification plaque to the organizing committee. Accordingly, the BNK Busan Bank 2024 Busan World Table Tennis Championships was the first ITTF-hosted event to be recognized for its potential as a sustainability-based World Table Tennis Championships standard .This event will be broadcast live around the world on YouTube. Mayor Park said, “I hope that people from all over the world who love table tennis and sports can visit Busan and become one through table tennis while cheering on their country’s players.” He also added, “In addition, they can enjoy the taste, emotion, and scenery hidden throughout 카지노사이트킹 Busan, and enjoy an unforgettable experience.” “I hope you make many memories,” he said.

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