Owen soars on latest World Rankings

Man of the moment Owen Cathcart is in the headlines once again this week after the new World and European rankings show a big leap for the Belfast boy. 

Following his unprecedented and historic success at the recent ITTF Belgium Open World Junior Circuit, Owen’s stock has risen as he has achieved yet another landmark in his young career. 

In the latest Cadet (U15) Rankings, Owen now stands at Number 41 in the world, up 16 places from last month. With this comes a major milestone for the Ormeau TTC player, as he has broken Europes Top 20 for the first time; he now stands at Number 19. 

As a first year Cadet, Owen will be looking to build from here as he aims to make more strides on the global stage.

Impressively, Owen is now the 8th highest ranked U14 player in Europe following his latest success – an amazing feat and a fantastic example of what can be done by an Irish player!

This week, Ireland’s number 1 is back in action as he embarks on the challenge of the ITTF Spanish Open World Junior Circuit in Platja d’Aro. 

To stay up to date on his progress, keep an eye on our Twitter @TableTennisIre for updates as the Cadet Team Event and Singles get started.