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National table tennis players who do not participate in this year’s Asian Championships will participate in the National Games after they are released from isolation

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Original title: Guoping will not participate in this year’s Asian Championships and will participate in the National Games after being released from isolation

Source: The Paper

On the evening of the 23rd, according to “People’s Daily” citing news from the Chinese Table Tennis Association, the Chinese table tennis team will not form a team to participate in the 2021 Asian Championships to be held in Qatar from September 28 to October 5.

The national table tennis players will participate in the 14th National Games in Shaanxi after completing the isolation for returning from the Olympics. Guoping won four gold medals in this year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Qin Zhijian, secretary general of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, said in an interview with the People’s Daily that after completing the Tokyo Olympic Games, the national table tennis players will not only return to their local teams to participate in the National Games, but also prepare for the Houston World Table Tennis Championships and the Table Tennis Super League. For the series of events, the overall task of participating in the second half of the year is relatively heavy.

Qin Zhijian said that the table tennis competition of the current National Games will be held from September 17 to 26, and the Asian Championships will open on September 28. The interval is very short. Combined with the current flight situation, it is difficult for the national table tennis team to meet the schedule. Arrived in Qatar to compete.

At the same time, the current global epidemic situation is still severe, and there are greater risks in participating in international travel. If participating in the Asian Championships, participants will need to be isolated for 21 or 28 days after returning to their country, which will affect the national team’s next event plan, especially the preparation and training for the Houston World Table Tennis Championships, which is not conducive to the training and development of young players.

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Therefore, the National Table Tennis Men’s and Women’s Coaches decided not to participate in this Asian Championship after a comprehensive study and judgment, from the perspective of the team as a whole.

The head coach of the National Table Tennis Women’s Team, Li Sun, said that not participating in the Asian Championships will have little impact on the Chinese team.

“This year’s Asian Championship is mainly used as a qualifying match for the Chengdu World Table Tennis Championships next year. As the host, we have already qualified for the competition.”

Li Sun added, “After completing the Olympic mission, the team members must first adjust their bodies, and then fully prepare for the National Games and the World Championships. Not going to the Asian Championships is the best choice for the team’s preparation and overall development. “

At present, the teams that are still in isolation are still undergoing continuous physical training, hoping to meet the National Games in a better state. Qin Zhijian said: “After the isolation, the team members will return to their respective local teams to prepare for the National Games in more than ten days.”

Regarding the game arrangements for the national team in the second half of the year, Qin Zhijian revealed: “The Chinese Table Tennis Association plans to hold the 2021 Table Tennis Super League in October, and hopes to use the table tennis super platform to train young players.” After that, the team will enter the Houston World Table Tennis Championships. Go in preparation for war.

After the Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese table tennis team also started preparations for the Paris cycle. Qin Zhijian and Li Shu both expressed their hope that in the second half of the year, especially in the World Table Tennis Championships, the team’s new and old players can start to compete again, and look forward to more. Of young athletes emerged.

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