The first international tournament for table tennis held in Qatar was the second round of men's and women's singles, and Mima Ito and Tomokazu Harimoto, who have been nominated to represent the Tokyo Olympics, advanced to the quarterfinals.
The first international competition for table tennis is being held in Doha, Qatar.
In order to prevent infection with the new coronavirus, participating athletes live in isolation at hotels for two days after entering Japan and undergo PCR tests once every three days, but Chinese athletes are infected worldwide. I forgot to participate because of the continued expansion.
On the 4th, the second round of men's and women's singles was held, and Ito, who was the first seed of women and ranked 3rd in the world, played against the 39th German player in the world. Ito was overwhelmed by his versatile serve and receive, and advanced to the quarterfinals with a straight win with a game count of 3-0.
Kasumi Ishikawa and Miu Hirano, who have been nominated to represent the Olympics along with Ito, both lost at the end of the full game and were eliminated in the second round.
Hina Hayata and Miyuu Kihara, who defeated Ishikawa, advanced to the quarterfinals.
On the other hand, Tomokazu Harimoto, who is the only male Olympic athlete to participate in the world, played against the 22nd Korean athlete in the world. Harimoto decided to advance to the quarter-finals by winning the game count 3 to 1 with a calm match, such as by surely returning the opponent's bang and inviting mistakes.
The women's doubles were held in the quarter-finals, and Ishikawa and Hirano's pair beat the French pair 3-2 to advance to the semi-finals.
In addition, the pair of Hayada and Kihara also beat the Thai pair 3 to 1, and the semi-final was a match between the Japanese players Ishikawa and Hirano.