Data map: In the men's singles final of the 2020 ITTF Finals in Zhengzhou, Chinese player Ma Long defeated his teammate Fan Zhendong 4-1 to win the championship.
Photo by Kan Li, China News Agency reporter
China News Service, Beijing, July 14th. A few days ago, the Chinese table tennis team held their last warm-up match before going to the Olympics, and is about to go to the Tokyo Olympics.
Liu Guoliang, chairman of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, said in an interview that due to the epidemic, players are not allowed to touch the table or blow air in the Olympic table tennis competition.
So when preparing for the game, the team tried every means to hone the players' ability to resist pressure and interference.
From the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Chinese table tennis team has achieved gold medals in table tennis for three consecutive Olympic Games.
The mixed doubles event was added to the Tokyo Olympics, and the Chinese team is expected to hit five gold medals.
Prior to this, the National Ping Pong Olympics list has been announced, 6 players and 2 P card players will go to Tokyo-women's singles: Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha; women's team: Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Liu Shiwen; P card: Wang Manyu.
Men's singles: Ma Long, Fan Zhendong; men's team: Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin; P card: Wang Chuqin.
Mixed doubles: Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen.
From July 8th to 10th, in order to simulate the competition environment of the Tokyo Olympic Games, focusing on strengthening the psychological quality of the players so that they can participate in the Olympic Games in the best condition. The Chinese table tennis team held the last warm-up before going to Tokyo in Weihai, Shandong. Match.
Liu Guoliang introduced that preparations for the Olympic Games are extremely difficult. There are too many difficulties and too many problems, including some special rules during the epidemic.
"It's like you can't wipe the table with your hands, including blowing air, so we are now trying our best to hone the players' ability to resist pressure and interference."
The Tokyo Olympic table tennis competition will kick off on July 24, and the mixed doubles Olympic history will be the first gold on the 26th.