The 2019 ITTF World Cadet Challenge will be staged in Wladyslawowo, Poland from Wednesday 23rd to Thursday 31st October. Sophie Early will Represent the World Hope’s Team for the second time and take on the best cadets (U15) the planet has to offer.
The ITTF High Performance evaluated the players and invited those ranked no.1 to no.8 on the final standings at last year’s ITTF World Hopes Week and Challenge to a selection camp in Shanghai, China. Selection was based on training and competition performance at several activities throughout the season.
The following players will participate and represent the Hopes Programme at the 2019 ITTF World Cadet Challenge:
Girls: EARLEY Sophie (IRL) – EUROPE LEE Xin Ni (MAS) – ASIA SER Lin Qian (SGP) – ASIA TAN Emily (USA) – NORTH AMERICA Reserve: SAINI Suhana (IND) – ASIA
Boys: BERZOSA Daniel (ESP) – EUROPE CHIRITA Iulian (ROU) – EUROPE QUEK Yong Izaac (SGP) – ASIA GUBRAN Ebrahim (YEM) – ASIA Reserve: IZUKA Leonardo (BRA) – LATIN AMERICA
This is truly a remarkable achievement to represent the Hope’s team at the World Cadet Challenge for a second time. We would like to wish Sophie all the very best and you can be sure she is training extremely hard currently at the 3 week long Ormeau training camps!