Original title: Ma Long Xu Xin is absent from the World Table Tennis Championships, the National Table Tennis Men’s Team says it’s ready to “pay tuition”
On the afternoon of October 25th, the Chinese Table Tennis Association officially announced the list of Chinese teams participating in the Houston World Table Tennis Championships and the report.The previous World Table Tennis Championships singles champions Malone, Liu Shiwen and veteran Xu Xin took the initiative to adjust and will not participate in this tournament. The young team led by Fan Zhendong and Chen Meng will strive to defend the glory of the national football.
The specific list of the Chinese team 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, and female twins Sun Yingsha/Wang Manyu , Chen Meng/Qian Tianyi, Mixed Doubles Wang Chuqin/Sun Yingsha, Lin Gaoyuan/Wang Manyu.
The men’s team is ready to “pay tuition”
As for the men’s team, the two Olympic champions Malone and Xu Xin offered to take a break, and the Chinese team will start the first world competition journey of the Paris Olympic cycle with a new generation lineup. In this regard, the head coach of the Chinese men’s team, Qin Zhijian, said frankly that he was mentally prepared to “pay tuition.”
According to Qin Zhijian, both Ma Long and Xu Xin took the initiative not to participate in the World Table Tennis Championships due to adjustments and other reasons. Both the team and I expressed our understanding and agreed to their request.”
For the Chinese men’s team that has not completed the transition between the new and the old in Tokyo, the absence of the two veterans will undoubtedly increase the pressure of defending the World Table Tennis Championships. Qin Zhijian said frankly that the Chinese men’s team will face great challenges in the singles arena this time, and the team has also made good preparations to “pay tuition”. But after all, there are only less than three years left before the Paris Olympics. “Looking at the Olympics, it is imperative to hone the stress resistance and responsibility of young athletes in the competition.”
The Chinese men’s team this time sent a singles lineup led by Olympic runner-up Fan Zhendong. Qin Zhijian said that when determining the roster, the coaching staff took preparations for the Paris Olympic Games as the first starting point and made a comprehensive assessment of the players. Among them, Fan Zhendong and Liang Jingkun have been the first to qualify for singles by virtue of the National Games singles championship and the top table tennis league points. Wang Chuqin is a P card player in the Tokyo Olympics and a doubles champion in the World Table Tennis Championships. During the Paris Olympic cycle, he played in the left hand. Law, age, and room for ascent are all advantages; Lin Gaoyuan is also a “left-handed general”, ranking high in the world, and he has defended his line in the previous two individual World Championships; Zhou Qihao successively played in the warm-up matches before the Tokyo Olympics. Defeating Ma Long and Fan Zhendong, they also played bright spots in various competitions many times, showing a very strong upward momentum.
“None of the five men who played on the men’s team report 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. At the same time, the players of the Mesozoic and new generations should also accelerate their growth. The team will Let them take more responsibility for the competition.” Qin Zhijian said that starting from the World Table Tennis Championships, the team will gradually examine the performance of the players and select the lineup for the Paris Olympics.
Women’s team strives to set off another “Youth Storm”
Like “Dragon Python”, women’s team veteran Liu Shiwen also offered to take a break this time. In the Tokyo Olympics, Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, and Wang Manyu, who helped defend the national table tennis double crown, will lead the women’s team lineup and strive to set off another “youth storm”.
The head coach of the Chinese women’s team, Li Xuan, said that the final goal of the Houston World Table Tennis Championships is the Paris Olympic Games. A new and young competitive group was formed on the basis of this. Among the five players who reported this time, Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, and Wang Manyu participated in the Olympic Games. Chen Xingtong and Wang Yidi were chosen because they were in the team points of the international and domestic competitions in the previous cycle. The ranking is high, and in the recent National Games and the Table Tennis Super League, it also showed that young players have the courage to compete and compete for the first place. The team hopes that the women’s team will form a new competitive landscape.”
Speaking of the prospects of the Houston World Table Tennis Championships, Li Sun believes that opportunities and challenges coexist. “At the Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese team was dominated by young players. Now participating in the World Table Tennis Championships, the team still has to exert the momentum and hard work of the young players. Like Chen Meng, he wants to hit the’Grand Slam’ in this World Table Tennis Championships; Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu have both reported three items. Whether they can hit the’Triple Crown’ is a big thing; Chen Xingtong, Wang Yidi and Qian Tian First, it is the first time to participate in the competition. It is necessary to strive for the championship. These are not only the highlights of the competition, but also 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 a good start for the Paris Olympic cycle He also said that there are many opponents in the World Table Tennis Championships, the intensity is high, and the technical difficulty is even higher than that of the Olympic Games. In particular, the newly registered players of the Japanese team have a strong impact. Starting from difficulties and being strict, prepare for war in a targeted manner.”
Speaking of veteran Liu Shiwen’s initiative not to participate in this competition, Li Sun expressed respect for her personal choice while emphasizing, “In fact, Liu Shiwen has demonstrated a good competitive state in the Tokyo Olympic cycle and the just-concluded National Games. This time. Although she failed to compete, I still hope that she can continue to maintain her form and make new contributions to the development of the team and even table tennis in the new cycle.”