1969 World Table Tennis Championships

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World Table Tennis Championships
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The 1969 World Table Tennis Championships were held in Munich from April 17 to April 27, 1969.[1][2] It was the 30th edition to be contested.

During the Cultural Revolution, Chinese sports professionals were denounced as 'Sprouts of Revisionism and were denied places at the 1967 World Table Tennis Championships and 1969 World Table Tennis Championships. Players such as Jung Kuo-tuan were persecuted and he committed suicide in 1968. Had China competed in both championships and not lost the impetus gained in the previous decade they would surely have dominated the World Championships.[3][4]



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Swaythling Cup
Men's Team
Nobuhiko Hasegawa
Tetsuo Inoue
Shigeo Itoh
Kenji Kasai
Mitsuru Kono
 West Germany
Bernt Jansen
Wilfried Lieck
Martin Ness
Eberhard Schöler
Zlatko Cordas
Istvan Korpa
Antun Stipančić
Dragutin Šurbek
Edvard Vecko
Corbillon Cup
Women's team
 Soviet Union
Laima Amelina
Svetlana Grinberg
Rita Pogosova
Zoja Rudnova
Maria Alexandru
Carmen Crișan
Eleonora Mihalca
Saeko Hirota
Yasuko Konno
Toshiko Kowada
Sachiko Morisawa


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles Japan Shigeo Itoh West Germany Eberhard Schöler Japan Kenji Kasai
Japan Tokio Tasaka
Women's singles Japan Toshiko Kowada East Germany Gabriele Geissler Romania Maria Alexandru
Japan Miho Hamada
Men's doubles Sweden Hans Alsér
Sweden Kjell Johansson
Japan Nobuhiko Hasegawa
Japan Tokio Tasaka
Japan Shigeo Itoh
Japan Mitsuru Kono
Soviet Union Anatoly Amelin
Soviet Union Stanislav Gomozkov
Women's doubles Soviet Union Svetlana Grinberg
Soviet Union Zoja Rudnova
Romania Maria Alexandru
Romania Eleonora Mihalca
South Korea Choi Hwan-Hwan
South Korea Choi Jung-Sook
Czechoslovakia Jitka Karlíková
Czechoslovakia Ilona Voštová
Mixed doubles Japan Nobuhiko Hasegawa
Japan Yasuko Konno
Japan Mitsuru Kono
Japan Saeko Hirota
Japan Shigeo Itoh
Japan Toshiko Kowada
England Denis Neale
England Mary Shannon-Wright


  1. ^ "World Championships Results". ITTF Museum. Archived from the original on 2017-04-24. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ "ITTF Statistics". ittf.com. Retrieved 13 April 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "In memory of China's 1st world champion Rong Guotuan". China Daily.
  4. ^ Itoh, Mayumi (2011). The Origin of Ping-Pong Diplomacy. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230118133.

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