Table Tennis Asian Championship

The Lebanese Table Tennis federation had announced earlier this year the dates of local and international tournaments events of 2017. One of these events is the ITTF Asian Championship that will be held in China 9 to 16 April 2017.

Lebanon will be represented in the tournament, scheduled to commence in the Chinese city of Wuxi on Sunday 9th April, by athletes of Homenetmen Club, of Armenian origin, Noel Keshishian, and Marianna Sahagian, in addition to other Lebanese compatriots.

Noel Keshishian, the Lebanese women’s champion, has previously won the International Cyprus Championship in table tennis after she beat Cypriot Eleftheria Panayiotou 4-2 in 2011. Noel is a Table Tennis Coach at Homenetmen Aghpalian Club.

Noel Keshishian

Noel Keshishian

Another member of Homenetmen, Avo Moumjoghlian will soon participate in the world championship, which will be held in Germany from 29 May to 6 June 2017, whereas Lara Ketchebachian will take part in the Francophone Games in Abidjan, as a coach.

The Lebanese federation has refused to participate in the “Islamic solidarity Games” set to take place in May 2017 in Azerbaijan.