Harimoto, 15, Wins Table Tennis Grand Finals


Harimoto, 15, wins table tennis grand finals

Japanese table tennis star Tomokazu Harimoto has set another record by becoming the youngest winner of a singles title in the World Tour Grand Finals.

The 15-year-old Harimoto, the world's number 5 player, beat 4th-ranked Lin Gaoyuan of China in the final of the tournament in South Korea on Sunday.

The season's best performers were chosen to play in the tournament.

Harimoto said after winning the title that he didn't want to lose to any of his opponents.

In 2016, he became the youngest winner in the men's singles of the World Junior Championships.

After moving to the senior category, he advanced to the last 8 in the World Championships in June 2017, the youngest person to do so at the age of 13.

Two months later, Harimoto became the youngest player to win a World Tour men's singles title.