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14th ITTF Sports Science Congress and 5th World Racquet Sports Congress Held in Our Campus

From April 23rd to 25th,authorized by International Table Tennis Federation, hosted by ChineseTable-tennis Association, China Sport Science Society and the organizing committee of the 53rd World Table Tennis Championships, and organized by Soochow Univeristy, the 14th ITTF Sports Science Congress and 5th World Racquet Sports Congress held successfully in our campus.

On the opening ceremony, President Zhu Xiulin addressed an opening speech and welcomed related experts and scholars to gatherat Soochow University for joint discussions on the new methods and technologies of improving the performance of racquet sports and the explorations to the new thoughts and approaches of promoting the very sports. Meanwhile, he also hoped that the guests and exports could leave their precious suggestions and advices to the development of Soochow University, especially the development of its sports causes.

Started with the coagulation video from Mr. Thomas Weikert, President of ITTF, the congress also prepared the promotionv ideo of Soochow University and talent show with Chinese characteristics performed by the students of the university.

After the opening ceremony, Professor Wang Qing from China Institute of Sports Science and Director Hanno Felder of the Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Laboratory of German Olympic Training Center made 2 keynote speeches successively with corresponding names of Scientific Supports to the Table Tennis Elites Participated in Major International Competitions and the Muscle Strength Value and Ratio for Table Tennis Elites at Home and Abroad.

Collected from 20 countries including China, Britain, Germany, Spain, Japan, Korea and France, 192 theses have been discussed in the congress, among which 81 would be claimed at the congress and 111 would be exchanged via posters after the selection by the committee of ITTF. These theses, covering a wide range of fields from teaching, competition,technology to culture and market, represented the development trend of scientific researches on table tennis the contemporary world. As a high-level academic conference themed table tennis, the very congress could also be considered as a top-level conference held by ITTF with highest standards.

With a successfully held science congress, the University created a great atmosphere for scientific researches,and could promote a sustainable development for racquet sports. Besides, the congress could also enhance related exchanges and cooperation between sports scholars at home and abroad, expand the reputation and influence of the University and relevant disciplines, and benefit the overall improvement and development of the sports disciplines of the University.