"Ping-pong, ping-pong, ping-pong, all alumni come to play ping-pong; Tsinghua has a good tradition of sports, and they exercise on the court every day..." Accompanied by the melodious Tsinghua alumni table tennis song, the 12th Tsinghua alumni table tennis competition in 2023 was newly completed in Tsinghua University The North Gymnasium was held grandly. On April 29, 2023, on the occasion of the 112th anniversary of Tsinghua University, more than 220 Tsinghua alumni from all over the country returned to the Tsinghua Garden where youth and dreams originated, and celebrated the 112th anniversary of their alma mater together by playing Pingpong and meeting friends!
Group photo of the 12th Tsinghua Alumni Table Tennis Individual Competition
President Wang Xiqin of Tsinghua University came to the scene, visited the athletes who were competing and picked up the rackets enthusiastically. Xie Hu, chairman of the sponsor Sino-Telecom Technology Co., Inc., and other players exchanged teams and fought on the same stage, dedicating an interesting "mixed doubles" match.
Wang Xiqin ，Deng Yapin
While the alumni table tennis competition was in full swing, Qiu Yong, secretary of the party committee, also came to the competition site. He not only cheered for the athletes, but also enthusiastically changed into the competition uniforms, picked up the rackets, and had a fierce competition against many athletes. , the little silver balls came and went under their pats, playing wonderful rounds from time to time, which aroused the great attention of the athletes and audience present. Everyone cheered for them, and the scene was very enthusiastic.
Han Jingyang, Deputy Director of the School Affairs Committee and Vice President of the Tsinghua Alumni Association, Liu Bo, Director of the Sports Department, Tang Jie, Secretary-General of the Tsinghua Alumni Association, and Chen Weiqiang, Deputy Secretary-General attended the opening ceremony. Han Jingyang attended the closing ceremony and presented awards to the winning athletes.
There are four events in this competition, men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles. Men's singles and women's singles are divided into 3 groups, namely, the group over 60 years old, the group between 40-60 years old and the group under 40 years old. Men's doubles and mixed doubles are divided into 2 groups, namely age and over 90 years old (including 90 years old) group, age and under 90 years old group. Each contestant is limited to 2 events, one singles and one doubles.
After a day of intense competition, the competition determined the top 4 in 10 age groups in 4 events. A grand awards ceremony was held after the competition.
A group photo of the top four men's doubles under 90 years old and over 90 years old (including 90 years old)
Group photo of top four mixed doubles players under 90 years old and over 90 years old (including 90 years old)
Group photo of top four men's singles under 40 years old, 40-60 years old and over 60 years old
Group photo of the top four women's singles under 40, 40-60 and over 60
The top 8 in each individual event of the alumni table tennis competition will be recorded in the total points of the Tsinghua Alumni Horse Cup (see the attachment for the results announcement). custom championship suits.
This tournament is hosted by the Tsinghua Alumni Association and organized by the Tsinghua Alumni Table Tennis Association. Shanghai Sino Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. and Century 2000 Network Technology Co., Ltd. gave strong support.
No sports, no Tsinghua University. The Tsinghua Alumni Table Tennis Competition started in 2011 for the centennial celebration of Tsinghua University and has been held for 12 times so far. It has become a classic event of Tsinghua Sports to "strengthen alumni friendship and promote healthy development" and maintain the emotional bond of Tsinghua alumni who love table tennis across the country and around the world.
This year's individual competition has just come to an end, and the team competition has been waiting for everyone. This October, the Tsinghua alumni table tennis team competition will be held in Chengdu. Let us meet in Jincheng and fight again in autumn!
The theme wall of the North Gymnasium of Tsinghua University is engraved with "the migration value of sports: sports sharpen the senses and develop consciousness. Move to social life!" Let's exercise, play table tennis, and practice the Tsinghua sports spirit of at least 50 years of healthy work for the motherland!
Text | Cai Feifei, Ding Qingqing, Yuan Fan
Contributed by Tsinghua Alumni Table Tennis Association