Participants start arriving for world table tennis

posted Nov 13, 2011, 2:49 PM by Gina Connell

DELEGATIONS from Germany, Belgium, Peru and India were the first to arrive in the kingdom yesterday for the 2011 Volkswagen World Junior Table Tennis Championships, which gets underway tomorrow.

A total of 142 flights from all over the world are set to transport teams to Bahrain for what will be the kingdom's first hosting of the prestigious International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) tournament.

Upon the teams' arrival, they were welcomed at Bahrain International Airport by Bahrain Table Tennis Association officials and were assisted in their move to their residence at Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Diplomatic Area.