ITTF announces nominees for 2018 Star Awards

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The ITTF announced nominees for the 2018 ITTF Star Awards on Thursday with the winners to be announced on Dec 12 in Incheon, South Korea.

The nominees for the Male Para Table Tennis Star award:

Fabien Lamirault (France): 2018 Class 2 World Champion; 2018 Slovenian Open Bronze Medallist.

Jordi Morales (Spain): 2018 Class 7 World Champion; 2018 Spanish Open Runner-up.

Florian Van Acker (Belgium): 2018 Class 11 World Champion; 2018 Slovenian Open Runner-up.

The nominees for the Female Para Table Tennis Star award:

Seo Su Yeon (South Korea): 2018 Class 2 World Champion.

Xue Juan (China): 2018 Class 3 World Champion; 2018 Asian Para Games Class 3 Champion.

Kelly Van Zon (the Netherlands): 2018 Class 7 World Champion; 2018 Slovenian, Spanish and Lignano Master Open Champion; completed 35 months as World no 1.

Manika Batra (India): 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist; 2018 Asian Games Medallist.

Bernadette Szocs (Romania): 2018 European Top 16 Cup Champion (after winning last year's European Team Championships); significant jump in the World Ranking and Romania's no 1 Player.

Jang Woojin (South Korea): First ever ITTF World Tour Triple Champion at the 2018 Korea Open, winning the Men's Singles, Men's Doubles & Mixed Doubles titles.

Massimo Costantini (Italy): led the Indian national team to record-breaking results at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games.

Ulf "Tickan" Carlsson (Sweden): led the Swedish national team to the Bronze Medal at the 2018 World Team Championships.

Jorg Rosskopf (Germany): coached Timo Boll to his 7thEuropean Championships title; coached Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov on their journeys to World no 1 in 2018.

Meanwhile, voting has now closed for the Star Male & Female Player and Star Point awards, the winners of which will also be announced on Dec 12.

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