Source: Sohu Sports
On the afternoon of November 23, Houston, USA, the mixed doubles event of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships continued to compete for the first round of competition. In a focused battle, the Sino-US transnational combination Lin Gaoyuan/Zhang An 3-0 (11-6, 11-9 and 11-7) beat the 46th-ranked Portuguese combination Apollonia/Shao Jeni and advanced to the top 32 .
After a 2 draw in the first game, the Chinese and American combination scored two points in a row, leading 4-2 into the middle game. Since then, the two have firmly in control of the situation, leading 8-5 into the final game. In the end, Apollonia returned the ball, and the multinational combination 11-6 took the lead. After the change of sides, the two sides were inextricably beaten in the opening game, the score was flattened from 2 to 6. After that, Lin Gaoyuan continued to attack successfully, and the Sino-US combination led 8-6 into the final game. In the final stage, Lin Gaoyuan/Zhang An withstood the momentum of the opponent’s counterattack and made another victory 11-9.
In the third game, Apollonia/Shao Jieni started 2-0 and 3-2 first. After that, the Chinese and American combination recovered the rhythm and led 5-3 into the middle game. In the next game, the two firmly controlled the situation, and finally won 11-7.
(Guo Jian of Sohu Sports/Picture provided by ITTF)Return to Sohu to see more
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