2017 World Cadet Challenge Boys’ Team Event
Team Asia was the winner of the Cadet Boys´ Team Event in the 2017 ITTF World Cadet Challenge, held in Suva, Fiji, from 21 to 29 October 2017.
Coach WATANABI Takashi (JPN) and team Manager BADIEE Afshin (IRI) led a team of four high level players from four different countries: FENG Yi-Hsin (TPE), HAMADA Kazuki (JPN), NIU Guankai (CHN) and PARK Gyeongtae (KOR).
Team Asia counted full straight victories all throughout the competition, securing the a title prior conquered in 2017.
In the Groups phase a Asia completed a sequence of 5-0 victories over Latin America, Hopes and Oceania.
Moving to the Games for 1-4 positions, 3-0 wins over North America and Europe helped secure the title.
Team Asia: eyes on NIU Guankai (CHN) during the 2017 ITTF World Cadet Challenge in Fiji. Photo by: JIOJI Productions