Vietnam men’s table tennis team ranked world number 40

March 12, 2006

Vietnam men’s table tennis team ranked world number 40

Doan Kien Quoc

Vietnam ranks 40th among men and 55th among women on the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)’s rankings table released last week.

The Vietnamese men, with 156 points, are ranked second in Southeast Asia behind Singapore who, with 174 points, are world-ranked 30th.

Vietnam is followed by Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia.

The three top Vietnamese players, Doan Kien Quoc, Tran Tuan Quynh, and Nguyen Nam Hai, are respectively ranked 250th, 256th, and 322nd in the world.

Among women, Vietnam is fifth in the Southeast Asian region behind world number six Singapore, Thailand (24), Malaysia (29), and Indonesia (41).

Luong Thi Tam at world number 391 is the leading Vietnamese player. Mai Xuan Hang (437) and Nguyen Tra My (534) are the others in the list.

The ITTF said the rankings are based on the points achieved by the three highest ranked individual players from each national association.

The rankings will be taken into consideration for seeding at the World Team Championships to be held from April 24th to May 1st in Bremen, Germany.

China, the Republic of Korea, and Austria lead the men’s team rankings and China, Hong Kong, and the Republic of Korea the women’s rankings.

Source: ITTF website, Vietnam news Agency – Compiled by Minh Phat

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