Lao Youth Athlete Wins Qatar’s World Table Tennis Championship

Young Lao Player Wins Award in Qatar World Table Tennis
Xaysana Xaysavath during the second day of the competition (photo: flickr)

Xaysana Xaysavath, a Lao national team junior athlete, won the U-11 Youth singles division of the 28th Qatar World Table Tennis Championships that took place place in Doha, Qatar, 27-30 January 2023.

Xaysana, also known as Kendo, claimed his first semi-finals victory against the Qatari youth athlete, beating his opponent 3-0 and advancing him to the finals match. Next, Kendo achieved another flawless victory, defeating the US competitor, Abinav Prasanna, in the final set with another 3-0 shutout, earning him the championship trophy.

The U-11 Youth Single saw 32 participants from all around the around.

Young Lao Player Wins Award in WTT Youth Contender Doha 2023 in Qatar
Kendo holding the award, celebrating his victory (photo: Lao Table Tennis Federation)

Another athlete from Laos, Anan, also competed in two categories of the tournament. He advanced in the U-17 youth singles, where he placed in final 16, but lost the first round in the U-19 youth singles.

The 28th edition of the Qatar World Table Tennis championship took place in Lusail Sports Arena for two weeks, with 115 male and female participants from 20 different countries around the world.

The tournament featured three international tournaments: WTT Contender Doha 2023, WTT Feeder Doha 2023, and WTT Youth Contender Doha 2023. The last day of the tournament featured five finals in various youth categories.

In other recent sports news, The Lao Esports Federation team came third in the Dota 2 competition last month at the International Esports Federation (IESF) 14th World Esports Championship in Bali, Indonesia.