Chinanews client, September 9th, in another two and a half months, the 2021 Houston World Table Tennis Championships will begin. Today, the Chinese Table Tennis Association announced the selection methods for this World Table Tennis Championships.

  The Houston World Table Tennis Championships will be held from November 23 to 29. There are 5 events for men and women singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles.

The Chinese table tennis team will comprehensively select singles qualifications based on recent international and domestic important competition results and points rankings.

  2021 "Direct WTT Grand Slam World Table Tennis Championships" and the Olympic simulation tournament singles total points ranked No. 1 male and female athletes will be qualified for the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in Houston, USA; Men's and women's table tennis competitions at the National Games Singles champion, also qualified for singles competition.

  In addition, the male and female athletes ranked No. 1 in the total points of the Chinese Table Tennis Club Super League in 2021 will be eligible for the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in Houston, USA.

  Qin Zhijian, secretary-general of the Chinese Table Tennis Association and head coach of the Chinese Men’s Table Tennis Team, said that the Chinese Table Tennis Association has formulated this selection method for two reasons. ; The second is to look forward to selecting more young players through a high-quality competition platform to lay a solid foundation for the Paris cycle.

  "At the beginning of a new cycle, competition is still the core of the entire team. Whether it is old or young players, it is necessary to rely on competition and tangible results to stand on the stage of the new cycle. And the selection of the World Table Tennis Championships Just like this, every player has the opportunity to compete for singles qualification." Qin Zhijian emphasized that fair and just competition will be the main tone of the new cycle.

  In an interview, the women’s team coach Li Xuan said, “In the Paris cycle, the team is looking forward to more young players, so there will be more competitive platforms for everyone to show their strength.”

  Except for the male and female athletes Fan Zhendong and Chen Meng, who won the first place in singles total points in the 2021 "Direct WTT Grand Slam World Table Tennis Championships" and the Olympic simulation tournament, they have already obtained through qualifications. The National Games before the World Table Tennis Championships The club and the Table Tennis Super League also have pass-through qualifications.

  Qin Zhijian explained that a high-quality platform such as the National Games once every four years, athletes' singles competitiveness and the smell of gunpowder on the field will be very strong. The gold medal of the National Games is very capable of representing the level of the Chinese team, so it is used as a competition for World Table Tennis. A platform for singles qualification.

  Although the other table tennis super league that is included in the selection criteria is a team competition, Qin Zhijian explained that whether the team is the number one singles player or the singles and doubles players, it is the focus of the national team's investigation for the Paris cycle.

Because this year's Table Tennis Super League still adopts the Olympic competition system, it is of great significance to preparing for the Paris Olympics. The athletes ranked first in total points are naturally worthy of a singles spot in the World Table Tennis Championships.

  Facing the competition for the qualification of the World Table Tennis Championships in the new cycle, Qin Zhijian believes that the old players Ma Long and Xu Xin have proved their strength and ability to complete tasks; although Fan Zhendong has obtained the qualification for the Houston World Table Tennis Championships through the through tournament, he hopes He shouldn’t slacken for this. If he can get the qualifications of the National Games and the Table Tennis Super League, it means that his overall ability in the men’s team must be the strongest; and middle-level players like Wang Chuqin, Liang Jingkun, Lin Gaoyuan, Zhou Qihao, and more Young Lin Shidong, Yuan Licen and other small players, Qin Zhijian also hopes that they can show their abilities through a series of competitions, and they also have the opportunity to work hard to fulfill their dreams on the same platform.

  The Chinese women's team completed the transition from new to old at the Tokyo Olympics.

At the beginning of the Paris cycle, Li Sun believed, “Now the women’s team has four Olympic champions, but in the new cycle I hope everyone will start competing again. The National Games and the Table Tennis Super League are the best training opportunities. In addition to these two competitions In addition to Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Liu Shiwen, and Wang Manyu, the performance of other Mesozoic players and young players is more worth looking forward to. The women's team must adhere to the fine traditions of the Chinese table tennis team, learn from successful experience, continue the healthy competition within the team, and complete Paris. The mission of the Olympic Games is off to a good start." (End)

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