(Tokyo Olympics) Summary: Failure to cover flaws does not hide Yu Guoping gains hope for the future

  China News Service, Tokyo, August 6. The table tennis competition at the Tokyo Olympics ended on the 6th.

The Chinese table tennis team won the remaining four championships except for the mixed doubles and became the biggest winner without any suspense.

  Although it is a bit regrettable that the goal of winning five gold medals has not been achieved, the flaws are not concealed. It is through the baptism of this Olympic Games that Guoping has gained hope for the future.

On the evening of August 6, Beijing time, in the finals of the men's table tennis team at the Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese team composed of Ma Long, Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin defeated the German team 3-0 to win the championship.

This is the 35th gold medal of the Chinese delegation in the Olympic Games and the 4th gold that the national table tennis team won in the Tokyo Olympics.

The picture shows a group photo of the male team members before the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

——Men's team: Ma Long is "old but strong" and Fan Zhendong is expected to "success"

  The Chinese men's table tennis team captain Ma Long, known as the "hexagonal warrior", demonstrated his excellent technical and tactical skills and psychological qualities in this Olympics. He won two golds. The 26 world champions also made Ma Long a world table tennis player. A landmark character.

  Although he is about to turn 33 years old, Ma Long's state has not been affected by the passage of time. It seems appropriate to describe this national table tennis feat as "old and strong".

At present, when Zhang Jike and other veterans are gradually fading out, and the young teenagers are still immature, Ma Long's existence can be called the "Dinghai Shenzhen" of the Chinese team.

  Although the 24-year-old Fan Zhendong failed to achieve his "success" in the men's singles championship in this Olympic Games, his future is still full of hope. It is only a matter of time before he becomes the new leader of the national table tennis men's team.

  Currently ranked No. 1 in the world, he has a comprehensive play style and matures in game experience. Fan Zhendong undoubtedly has a huge advantage against famous players including Zhang Benzhihe and Ocharov.

In the 2024 Paris Olympics, he should be able to become an indispensable core player of the Chinese team.

On the evening of August 5, in the women's table tennis team finals of the Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese team composed of Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, and Wang Manyu defeated the Japanese team 3-0 and won the championship.

This is the third gold medal won by the national table tennis in this Olympics and the 34th gold medal of the Chinese delegation in the Tokyo Olympics.

The picture shows the Chinese team celebrating the victory.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

——Women's team: "Little Devil" has grown into the three main force to fight the enemy without worry

  Although the Japanese women’s team has grown rapidly and even threatened the Chinese women’s team’s dominance in the world, as Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, and Wang Manyu successfully completed their tasks in this Olympics, the three main lineup frameworks were released. With strength already dominant, the Chinese team need not worry about the strong impact of the Japanese team during the Paris Olympic cycle.

  Chen Meng, who won the women’s singles and women’s team gold medals, has completed her “transformation”. Once she can win the World Table Tennis Championships at the end of this year, she will become another after Deng Yaping, Wang Nan, Zhang Yining, Li Xiaoxia and Ding Ning. "Grand Slam" leader.

At the age of 27, she is in her prime, and winning the Olympic gold will help her build stronger self-confidence.

  After Ding Ning and other veterans fade out of the national team, Chen Meng will assume more responsibilities in the Paris Olympic cycle.

As teammate Wang Manyu said, Chen Meng's veteran role has now been revealed, and her chances of winning in the Chinese team are even greater.

  In the women's singles and women's team, the younger generation of Sun Yingsha has already revealed his "devil" character after beating Japan's number one Mimai Ito in two consecutive games.

Compared with Mima Ito of the same age and major opponents in other countries, Yingsha Sun's record and experience are undoubtedly better. China has already won the competition with the younger generation of table tennis in other countries.

More importantly, one gold and one silver in the Tokyo Olympics will help Sun Yingsha have a greater psychological advantage when facing Ito and other opponents in the future.

  Wang Manyu's growth is also obvious.

With tall and long arms, she looks very much like Wang Liqin, a famous national table tennis star. She is commendable in protecting the platform and also represents the development trend of the world table tennis.

Especially under the training of gold medal coach Xiao Zhan, Wang Manyu's playing style is becoming more and more mature. The 22-year-old and Sun Yingsha are the best young players in the national table tennis women's team.

The team gold medal of this Olympic Games will accumulate more confidence for her.

On July 26, the first gold medal in table tennis was awarded at the Tokyo Olympics.

In the mixed doubles final, the Chinese combination Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen suffered a reversal after winning two games first, defeating the Japanese combination Mizutani Hayabusa/Ito Mima 3-4, regretting to win the silver medal.

The picture shows Liu Shiwen and Xu Xin in the game.

——Mixed Doubles: Lost gold to encourage Guoping to regain lost ground

  National Ping Pong lost gold in the mixed doubles this time, which is definitely a big upset.

Although the winning Japanese team has home court advantage to a certain extent, this loss also shows that the Chinese team is not invulnerable. The abnormal performance of skills and tactics caused by psychological fluctuations at critical moments will be a problem that the Chinese team must work hard to solve in the future Olympic cycle.

  As a "successful teacher" in the world table tennis, the biggest advantage of the Chinese team is its overall strength. There are undoubtedly more players available for matching than other countries or regions.

In particular, this unexpected defeat will encourage the Chinese team to "take the courage" in the next three years-based on hard power, coupled with attitude, experience, training and other factors, the national table tennis team has great hopes for "recovering lost ground" in the Paris Olympics. .

  As the Chairman of the Chinese Table Tennis Association Liu Guoliang said, the goal of the Chinese team is always to win gold medals in all events.

Three years later, in Paris, the performance of the "starting from scratch" of the Chinese team is worth looking forward to.

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