Female ping pong players secure promotion to 2nd Division

TEHRAN, Mar. 05 (MNA) – Upon defeating Venezuela, Iran women’s national team gained promotion to the next highest division at the 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Malaysia.

Competing in the 3rd Division of World Team Championships, Iranian female ping pong players gained a precious victory against Venezuela in Kuala Lumpur.

The Iranian women’s national table tennis team, comprised of Mahboubeh Omrani, Neda Shahsavari and Maryam Samet, cemented their superior status in the international sporting event in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur, and breezed past Venezuela 3-0 in their last group stage match.

Shahsavari gained a good 3-1 win over her Venezuelan opponent in the first contest, before Omrani produced a similar result in the next encounter.

Samet defeated another representative from Venezuela 3-0 in the final challenge and sealed Iran’s resounding win.

The sensational achievement brought a special day for Iran as it helped the Iranians secure a place in the competitions among the top eight teams and advance to the second Division of the games.

Meanwhile, the Iranian male table tennis team suffered its second loss over a span of two days, conceding a narrow 2-3 defeat against the strong Brazilian outfit on Wednesday.

Brothers Noshad and Nima Alamian and Afshin Norouzi had already lost to Belgium with the same result the previous day.

The Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 28, and will wrap up on March 6, 2016.

The World Team Championships are played on a “Division” System with 24 teams in each of the top 3 Divisions while all other teams form a 4th Division.

In each of the top 3 Divisions there will be 4 groups of 6 teams, whereas the 4th Division will comprise all the remaining teams divided into groups.

The 1st Division is also the Championship Division as only teams in this division can compete for the title of World Champions.

 

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