China News Service Client, October 25. According to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on the 25th, the China Table Tennis Association announced the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships National Table Tennis Team. Fan Zhendong, Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, and Wang Manyu, who won gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics, led the game. All four players will play singles and doubles. In addition, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu will also partner with Wang Chuqin and Lin Gaoyuan in mixed doubles respectively.
The specific lineup is:
Men’s singles: Fan Zhendong, Liang Jingkun, Wang Chuqin, Lin Gaoyuan, Zhou Qihao
Men’s Doubles: Fan Zhendong/Wang Chuqin, Lin Gaoyuan/Liang Jingkun
Women’s singles: Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Wang Manyu, Chen Xingtong, Wang Yidi
Women’s Doubles: Sun Yingsha/Wang Manyu, Chen Meng/Qian Tianyi
Mixed Doubles: Wang Chuqin/Sun Yingsha, Lin Gaoyuan/Wang Manyu
Ma Long, Xu Xin, and Liu Shiwen will be absent from the World Table Tennis Championships, and it is understood that all three of them voluntarily offered not to participate.
Qin Zhijian, head coach of the National Table Tennis Men’s Team, said, “In this World Table Tennis Championships, both Malone and Xu Xin took the initiative not to participate due to their own adjustments and other reasons. In the Olympics men’s singles and men’s team won two gold medals, but based on the actual situation of the veteran players, the team and I both expressed our understanding and agreed to the two’s request not to participate.”
The picture shows the Chinese team celebrating their championship.Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan
After Ma Long and Xu Xin voluntarily withdrew from the competition, the Chinese men’s table tennis team sent a singles lineup led by Fan Zhendong this time. In the consideration of the roster, the coaching staff considered the Paris Olympic expedition team members as the first starting point and comprehensively evaluated the lineup for this competition. Among them, Fan Zhendong and Liang Jingkun took the lead in qualifying for the National Games singles championship and the top score of the Table Tennis Super League. “Wang Chuqin is the Tokyo Olympic P-card and the doubles champion of the World Table Tennis Championships. During the Paris Olympic cycle, he has advantages in left-handed play, age and upside; Lin Gaoyuan is also left-handed, ranked high in the world, and participated in the first two In the individual events of the World Championships, they held their own line; in the warm-up match before the Tokyo Olympics, Zhou Qihao defeated Ma Long and Fan Zhendong one after another, and he also played bright spots in various competitions many times, showing a strong rise in strength. “Qin Zhijian said this to the creation of the list.
“None of the five men who signed up for singles in the men’s team has been involved in the men’s singles championship of the World Table Tennis Championships. They stand on the same starting line in the new cycle. I hope they will seize every precious opportunity. In the new cycle, the team will also accelerate the Mesozoic and new generation players. The growth of the team will allow everyone to take on the heavy responsibility of the competition.” Qin Zhijian said that starting from the Houston World Table Tennis Championships, the team will gradually examine the performance of the players and select the lineup for the Paris Olympics.
Li Sun, head coach of the National Table Tennis Women’s Team, said, “In fact, Liu Shiwen also showed a good competitive state during the Tokyo Olympic cycle and the just-concluded National Games. Although she failed to compete this year due to personal reasons, I still hope she can Continue to maintain the state and make new contributions to the development of the team and even table tennis in the new cycle.”
Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Gang Liu Shiwen in the National Games
Li Sun believes that the final goal of the Houston World Table Tennis Championships is the Paris Olympics. “For us, the Paris Olympic cycle is less than three years away. Although it can be said that the women’s team has completed the transition between the old and the new in the Tokyo Olympics, But in the face of the Paris Olympics, we hope to form a new young competition group on this basis. Among the five people who have signed up, Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, and Wang Manyu participated in the Tokyo Olympics. Chen Xingtong and Wang Yidi were chosen because they were on the top. In this period, the international and domestic competitions ranked high in the team’s points, and in the recent National Games and the Table Tennis Super League, young players have shown the courage to compete and compete for the first place. We hope that the women’s team will take this to form a new competitive situation. “
Facing the Houston World Table Tennis Championships, Li Sun believes that opportunities and challenges coexist. “At the Tokyo Olympics, we were mainly young players. Now at the Houston World Table Tennis Championships, we still have to give full play to the momentum and hard work of young players. Like Chen Meng, we must In this World Table Tennis Championships, they hit the Grand Slam; Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu have reported three items, can they hit the triple crown; Chen Xingtong, Wang Yidi, and Qian Tianyi are all competing for the first time, and they must strive to win the championship. These are the highlights of the game and the challenges faced by the players. I hope that through this World Table Tennis Championships, the overall strength of the women’s team will be more solid and make a good start for the Paris Olympics.”
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