Bae & Tapper secure nominations at 2024 Aus Olympic Qualifiers

Published Tue 21 May 2024

The Australian Olympic Qualifiers held over the weekend at the Ballarat Table Tennis Centre were a thrilling showcase of Australia's top table tennis players, all competing for nomination for a spot to the 2024 Paris Olympics. The event attracted significant local and national interest, emphasizing the sport's growing popularity in Australia.
In the men's singles, 19-year-old Hwan Bae emerged as the top performer. Known for his agility and tactical acumen, Bae secured his nomination for Olympic debut with a series of impressive victories. His performance throughout the qualifiers demonstrated his readiness to compete on the international stage, marking a significant milestone in his young career.
The women's singles saw Para player Melissa Tapper secure her nomination in the hope to be place in her third consecutive Olympics. Tapper, celebrated for her resilience and extensive experience, navigated through intense matches with remarkable skill and determination. Her final game was particularly thrilling, captivating the audience and solidifying her qualification with a decisive win.
The Ballarat Table Tennis Centre provided an excellent venue for the qualifiers, contributing to the high standard of play. The success of the event highlighted the talent within Australian table tennis and the strong support from the community.
As the qualifiers conclude, the focus now shifts to nominations for the final team spots, and the official team announcement from the Australian Olympic Committee in the coming weeks.  With the talent on display at the Australian Olympic Qualifiers in Ballarat there is a sense of optimism and excitement surrounding Australia's prospects for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. 
For all the action from the event check out our flickr album.