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Former World Table Tennis Champion Named New Sweden Men National Team’s Coach

A former World Table Tennis Champion in 1991, Jorgen Persson previously an assistant coach has been elevated as new Sweden male table tennis national team coach in a new structure. But to commence officially on 1st October.

Few can match the achievements of the now 54 year old; in addition to holding the St Bride’s Vase high Chiba; on four occasions he was a member of Sweden’s gold medal winning men’s team at the World Championships, as well as three times at the World Team Cup and six times at the European Championships.

Furthermore, he won the men’s singles title at the European Championships in 1986 as well as striking gold at the Men’s World Cup in 1991. A glittering array and there is one more to add to the collection. He is a reigning World champion; at the 2018 World Veteran Championships in Las Vegas he won the men’s singles 50 to 54 years category.

Mikael Andersson, the High Performance Director for the Swedish Table Tennis Association was elated for the announcement.

“Of course we are very happy with this, a very custom made deal with Jörgen. Swedish table tennis now has a strong team, with current head coach Peter Blomquist, moving on to a new, more long term role with focus on talent development. Jörgen on his hand will do his best to prepare the guys to win medals at upcoming championships.

“We have a very positive trend in our men’s team with a high level of competition within the group. We are determined in our goal to win at least one gold medal in either the European Championships, World Championships or at the Olympic Games.” Mikael Andersson