Jacobs, Peric-Rankovic receive ITTF awards

David Jacobs took home the male para-table tennis prize, and Borislava Peric-Rankovic earned the female honour. 11 Dec 2015
Selfie of seven people

A star filled selfie of all the 2015 ITTF Star Award winners. David Jacobs and Borislava Peric-Rankovic won the para-table tennis awards.

By International Table Tennis Federation

The 2015 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Awards were held on 9 December at the Patio da Gala in Lisbon, Portugal, to honour and celebrate athletes and coaches for their achievements in 2015. Eight prestigious awards were given out on star-studded evening in the city's emblematic landmark.

The Male and Female Table Tennis Stars for the Para Table Tennis category went to Indonesia's David Jacobs (class 10) and Serbia's Borislava Peric-Rankovic (class 4), respectively, for their achievements in the 2015 Continental Para Championships and para-table tennis events around the world.

Jacobs beat out Germany’s Thomas Schmidberger for the award. Jacobs won the men’s singles class 10 title at both the Thailand Para Open and at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan.

Peric-Rankovic won the European title in her class. She triumphed over China’s Yang Qian and Brazilian Bruna Costa Alexandre, both in class 10.

Videos of Jacobs’ and Peric-Rankovic’s achievements were shown at the awards:

• Male Para Table Tennis Star presented by Tinsue: David Jacobs (Indonesia), watch the winner video.

• Female Para Table Tennis Star presented by Stag International: Borislava Peric-Rankovic (Serbia), watch the winner video.