Know Who Won the WWT Star Contender Doha 2021

WTT Star Contender Doha 2021 is a Table Tennis tournament conducted by the World Table Tennis organisation created by ITTF. The International Table tennis federation (ITTF) world tour has a WTT series that takes place every year. The series has a total of three Gore’s consisting of Cup Finals, Champions Series and the Contender Series. 

The Contender Series

The Contender series furthermore has two types- WTT Star Contender and WTT Contender. The WTT Star Contender series has a specific goal which helps out emerging stars. The Star Contender offers huge prize money that attracts many young players to participate. The Star Contender is a 6-day tournament that features both 48 men and 48 women. 

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The third WTT Star Contender, Doha 2021, was held in Qatar. The tournament offered prize money of $ 200,000 along with 600 ITTF Table Tennis ranking points. The qualifying draw for the event started on the 19th and ended on the 21st of September, and the event began on the 22nd of September. 

The event was distributed into fiveThe last events of the WTT Star Contender Doha in Qatar was a mixed event. Subcategories with USD 83,600 for Singles, USD 13,100 for Doubles and USD 6,600 for Mixed Doubles. 

Events in the Star Contender Series

  1. Men’s Singles
  2. Men’s Doubles
  3. Women’s Singles
  4. Women’s Doubles
  5. Mixed Doubles

The tournament was divided into 5 events with prioritizing both male and female participants. Below is the table that illustrates the winners of the finals of the WTT Star Contender Doha held in Qatar. The table contains the winners from each event along with the country they represented. 

Number of Events Name of the Player/ Players Name of Event  Country 
01 Hugo Calderano Men’s Singles  Brazil
02 Jaehyun An and Seungmin Cho Men’s Doubles Korea
03 Hina Hayata Women’s Singles  Japan
04 Miyu Nagasaki and Minami Ando Women’s Doubles Japan 
05 Shunsuke Togami and Hina Hayata Mixed Doubles Japan

About the Winners

The game featured 48 participants from each gender, but eight players can only achieve the triumph of victory. These eight young participants come from the countries- Brazil, Japan and Korea. Japan amassed the highest number of victorious participants. 5 out of 8 players who won the events in the tournament were from Japan. 

Hugo Calderano from Brazil has reached 8th position with 7864 points after winning the Men’s Singles. Hugo defeated Darko Jorgic with 4-2 points in the finals. In the finals of Men’s doubles, young players from Korea Jaehyun An and Seungmin Cho defeated Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall by 3-1. 

In the women’s half of the tournament, Hina Hayata from Japan won the Women’s singles after defeating Doo Hoi Kem by 4-1. Women’s doubles were also won by the Japanese pair of Miyu Nagasaki and Minami Ando. The duoenormous defeated Jeon Jihee and Yang Haeun by 3-0. The last event of the WTT Star Contender Doha in Qatar was a mixed event. The South Korean pair of Jang Woojin and Jeon Jihee were defeated by the Japanese team of Hina Hayata and Shunsuke Togami. 

Reference Links:

  1. https://worldtabletennis.com/eventInfo?eventId=2489
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