The only 15-year-old Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto has won as the youngest ever player in the World-Tour-finals of the table tennis professionals. In the South Korean city of Incheon in the world rankings, was already on rank five-run Harimoto in 4:1 sets against a seat in front of him listed on the Chinese Lin Gaoyuan. Thus, he was the the best brand of the Chinese Wang Hao, the tournament in the year 2003, a day before his 20. Birthday had won, clearly.
is 15 YEARS, 172 DAYS THE YOUNGEST EVER #ITTFGRANDFINALS MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPION IS TOMOKAZU HARIMOTO!!! pic.twitter.com/XWMpt61ovV
— ITTF World (@ittfworld) 16. December 2018,
The Japanese Teenager suffered for his victory in Incheon 100,000 dollars (about 88.000 Euro) and thus the highest prize money in its sports. Harimoto does Not-want to win at the next Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo as the first Chinese since the age of 16, Gold in singles.
China’s world rankings-the first Fan Zhendong had surprisingly failed in the quarter-finals at the Ochsenhausen in the Bundesliga player Hugo Calderano from Brazil. The Germans Timo Boll and Patrick Franziska were eliminated as the only Starter from Europe to kick off in the second round.