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ITTF Grand Finals to offer direct qualification for Tokyo 2020 in mixed doubles

Date : 30 Aug 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 30, 2019: The International Table Tennis Federation has announced that the 2019 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals will be staged in Zhengzhou, China, from December 12-15.

Zhengzhou stood out from all of the candidate cities to win the hosting rights of the 2019 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals.

As one of the major metropolises of the central plain area in China, Zhengzhou boasts a rich history, large population and convenient transportation. Hosting world-class international events will present Zhengzhou to the rest of the world, and at the same time bring the world to Zhengzhou.

The event will offer a USD 1 million total prize purse and feature: 16 players in each of the men’s and women’s singles competitions and eight pairs in each of the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles categories.

In addition, the best four mixed doubles pairs in Zhengzhou will seal direct qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The ITTF Star Awards will also take place in the following categories: Female and Male Star, Female and Male Para Star, Breakthrough Star, Star Coach and Star Point.

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