China News Service, Yan'an, September 23 (Reporter Wang Yu) The Shaanxi National Games table tennis competition continued on the 23rd.
In the singles arena, Olympic players such as Fan Zhendong, Chen Meng, and Sun Yingsha successfully advanced to the quarterfinals.
The Tokyo Olympic team Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen entered the mixed doubles final in a two-line battle.
After a day of adjustment, the national players including Fan Zhendong and Chen Meng who entered the final stage of the team competition gradually adapted to the rhythm of the individual competition.
In the men's singles 1/8 finals that day, Fan Zhendong, who fought hard for 7 rounds the day before, defeated Beijing player Yan An by 4:1.
After the game, Fan Zhendong said that he was fully prepared to win, "The whole person's investment and mobilization is much better than yesterday. Everyone is very close. No matter who you are in the next game, you must continue to maintain your focus and investment in technical and tactics. Make some preparations for your opponent."
In addition, Tokyo Olympic players such as Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Wang Manyu, Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen all advanced in the singles arena.
With Wang Chuqin's 4:3 victory over Heilongjiang player Xu Yingbin that night, the final eighth place in the singles field was settled.
The National Games singles arena to enter the quarter finals, for athletes also means entering a new stage.
As the game progresses, the competition will undoubtedly become more intense.
Tokyo Olympic champion Chen Meng said that the next opponents are getting stronger and stronger, and he will go all out to play every game.
Veteran Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen fought in singles and mixed doubles. Xu Xin said that it was not easy to break into the singles quarterfinals. "Liu Shiwen told me that she entered the women's singles quarterfinals, which is also an inspiration to me. In the fierce competition plus physical exhaustion, it is not easy to get into the top eight."
In the mixed doubles semi-finals that night, the Tokyo Olympics Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen went straight to four games and easily defeated the Guangdong combination Lin Gaoyuan/Huang Weiqi 4-0 in just 28 minutes and successfully entered the final.
In the final tomorrow night, they will face Heilongjiang combination Wang Manyu/Cao Wei.
Looking forward to the upcoming final duel, Xu Xin believes that the key is to be good at himself, "I hope we can enter the game as soon as possible tomorrow. With our cooperation, if we can participate in the game, I believe we have a higher probability of winning." Liu Shiwen also said The finals will go all out to get the details done.
On the same day, the Olympic champion Malone made his debut after the team game. His partner Beijing teammate Wang Chuqin only took 21 minutes to easily defeat the Shanghai combination Zhao Zhaoyan/Sun Zheng 3-0 and advance to the men's doubles quarterfinals.
This year's National Games, Ma Long did not sign up for the men's singles and mixed doubles competitions, he will focus on hitting the men's doubles gold medal.