“Pyeongchang becomes one, Asia becomes one.” Realizing the will to integrate
The trophy and medal design of the 26th Pyeongchang Asian Table Tennis Championships have been unveiled. The organizing committee of the Pyeongchang Asian Table Tennis Championships (co-chairman Shim Jae-guk, Yoo Seung Min) unveiled the trophy and medal shape to be awarded to the winner (team) of the tournament on the 9th and introduced its meaning.
According to the organizing committee, the trophy, which has the highest proportion of men’s and women’s team competitions, contains the meaning of the slogan of this tournament, “One Pyeongchang, One Asia.” Small balls reminiscent of the image of a ping pong ball are united into one large circle. The emblem engraved on the black crystal at the bottom expresses the will to be the priming water for harmony between Asian countries in this competition, and the emblem is a Taegeuk pattern that adds a racket to the image of snow and mountains symbolizing Pyeongchang, the venue.
The medals to be hung on the podium were also kept consistent by compressing the shape of the winning trophy. However, depending on the convenience of production and storage, medals are embossed on a flat black background instead of penetrating the circular space like trophies. The ‘ATTU 2023 PyeongChang’, which is prominently engraved on the front of all awards, is a unique font developed separately for this event. The emblem and title of the competition are also displayed on the strap to provide coordinates to enhance the sense of achievement for medalists.
In addition to the team event, there are five more individual events including men’s and women’s individual singles, individual doubles, and mixed doubles. The winner of each individual event will be presented with a gold medal and a trophy that will be a special commemoration. The individual exhibition trophy, which was released together, uses a table tennis racket as a basis and uses the ‘Pyeongchang font’ on the front, emphasizing the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) and the venue Pyeongchang, the organizer of the tournament. Depending on the individuality of the event, individual trophies will be differentiated in size slightly smaller than team trophies. The team trophy is about 28 cm long and about 21 cm wide.
The ‘2023 26th Pyeongchang Asian Table Tennis Championships’ will be held at Pyeongchang Dome in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do for eight days from the 3rd to the 10th of next month. In this tournament, 2024 Paris Olympics men’s and women’s team events (including 2 individual matches) and 1 ticket each for mixed doubles and 10 tickets for each male and female 2024 Busan World Table Tennis Championships (team event) will be allocated, so competition among players from each country aiming to secure tickets will be fierce. is expected to be All of Asia’s strongest players who dominate the world, such as China’s men’s and women’s world No.
An official from the Organizing Committee said, “We are fully prepared to ensure that the athletes can perform at their best. Table tennis fans in Korea will see the stunts of the world’s best players from the closest distance. It is expected that the trophy and medallion with the design that was unveiled will also help to motivate the players and play a better game.” The 2023 26th PyeongChang Asian Table Tennis Championships trophy and medal design were in charge of Suh Mi-soon, senior designer of Monthly Table Tennis, who has been in charge of producing table tennis event banners for many years.
Meanwhile, regarding ticket reservations, the organizing committee said, “After opening the window for days 1-5 last month, the ticket window for days 6-8, where major matches will be concentrated, has also been opened from the 5th of this month, and is currently on sale.” “In the case of VIP seats, tickets for the 6th to 8th days were already sold out within 10 minutes of opening, and VIP seats for other dates are showing a 70% or more reservation rate as of the 8th,” he said. If you don’t want to miss the opportunity to watch the best players play on the field, you will have to hurry up.