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HCM City (VNA) – The ninth Asia-Pacific Veteran Table Tennis Championships wrapped up at the Phu Tho Gymnasium in Ho Chi Minh City on December 6.

Vietnam sent 200 athletes to the event and claimed three runner-up titles in the team’s categories.

The host’s Tilong Club, comprising of Vu Manh Cuong, Vo Ky Long, Nguyen Thanh Phuong and Tran Vinh Phat, lost 0-3 to China in the men’s team event for players aged between 40 and 49.

In the final round of the men’s 70-79 age group, veteran players from HCM City’s 179 Phu Nhuan Club could not surpass China’s Joola Guang Shou Club to earn the top position.

Players from another club of District 10 in HCM City were also defeated by Japanese rivals in the final round for men’s category aged above 80.

In the single events, the host’s players could not make a surprise with the best-second title going to Nguyen Tan Loc in the individual category for men aged 50-59.

The 2015 Asia-Pacific Veteran Table Tennis Championships drew 869 players aged over 40 years from 19 countries and territories in the Asian-Pacific region.

The amateur tourney aims to create a platform for seasoned players to compete and exchange experience in the field.-VNA