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Houston wins bid for 2021 World Table Tennis Championship, first time for USA

According to Team USA, Houston has hosted world championships for boxing in 1999 and weightlifting in 2015.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Mattias Karlsson of Sweden competes against Lee Sangsu of Korea during the Table Tennis Men's Quarterfinal Match between Sweden and Korea on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, Texas — Houston will host the 2021 World Table Tennis Championship. 

On Monday the International Table Tennis Federation announced that Houston won a bid against Morocco to host the World Championship. 

2021 will be the first time the United States will host to the World Table Tennis Championship since the start of the international event.

According to Team USA, Houston has hosted world championships for boxing in 1999 and weightlifting in 2015 and will host the BMX cycling world championships in 2020.