วันจันทร์ที่ 27 กรกฎาคม พ.ศ. 2552
Asian Junior Championships
The 15th Asian Junior Championships concluded yesterday with China’s Cao Lisi winning the Girls’ Singles event and Korea’s Kim Min Seok prevailing in the Boys’.
ITTF Executive Director of Education and Training, Mikael Andersson, writes regularly about young players on different continents and their progresses.
This time he posted some thoughts about the Chinese-Korean rivalry, the first Youth Olympic Games in 2010 and why North Korea made a crucial step forward.
Prepare for the Youth Olympics
On the dedicated page for the Asian Junior Championships, you will not only find all the results from the event in Jaipur, but also Mikael Andersson’s blog. The blog takes you behind the scenes from the point of view of the ITTF Education and Training Department.
“Blogging Director” Mikael Andersson is one of four ITTF Executive Directors. The Swede was Denmark’s first full-time National Coach in the late 80s and has been the driving force behind the ITTF Global Junior Programme. Starting back in 2002/2003 with very few events it counts almost 30 tournaments in the 2009 calendar (the continental events not included yet).
Reading his blog is probably the best preparation for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, the inaugural Youth Olympics organised by the International Olympic Committee.