|The FDI HCM City team celebrate their win in the team category for men aged 50-59 years at the ongoing Australian Veterans Table Tennis Championships. — Photo baomoi.com|
HÀ NỘI — The FDI HCM City team played outstandingly to defeat nine-time defending champions New South Wales 6-3 and won the title for men 50-59 years at the Australian Open Veterans Table Tennis Championships on October 11.
There were 14 teams competing in this category. The Vietnamese team, playing in Group B, beat six teams - New Zealand, Western Australia, Victoria B and New South Wales B, as well as Southern Australia and Queensland - in preliminary rounds. In the semi-final, they crushed Western Australia 6-1.
This was the first time Việt Nam won the title.
In the women’s team event (40-49 years), FDI HCM City won a bronze medal.
The event will continue until October 14 with the men’s and women’s singles categories.
At the competition held last year, Vietnamese players won one bronze medal in the men’s team event and one bronze in the men’s singles. — VNS