China News Service, Beijing, November 16. The Chinese table tennis team ended its closed training in Wenzhou, Zhejiang on the 16th and embarked on a journey to the Houston World Table Tennis Championships. They will join the team in the United States that will participate in the WTT tournament in Slovenia.

  On October 25, the Chinese Table Tennis Team announced the list of participants for the Houston World Table Tennis Championships. Because the three Olympic champions Malone, Xu Xin, and Liu Shiwen all volunteered not to participate, the national table tennis team will participate in the competition with a new generation lineup——

  Men's singles: Fan Zhendong, Liang Jingkun, Wang Chuqin, Lin Gaoyuan, Zhou Qihao; Women's singles: Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Wang Manyu, Chen Xingtong, Wang Yidi.

  Men's doubles: Fan Zhendong/Wang Chuqin, Lin Gaoyuan/Liang Jingkun; women's doubles: Sun Yingsha/Wang Manyu, Chen Meng/Qian Tianyi.

  Mixed doubles: Wang Chuqin/Sun Yingsha, Lin Gaoyuan/Wang Manyu.

  The ITTF also announced the latest world rankings on the 16th. Fan Zhendong and Chen Meng ranked first in men's and women's singles respectively. They will also become the top seeds of men's and women's singles in the World Table Tennis Championships starting next week.

Qin Zhijian, secretary-general of the Chinese Table Tennis Association and head coach of the men's team, said that Fan Zhendong is a player with very strong technical and tactical skills.

Through this warm-up match, he not only found the problem, but also strengthened his confidence.

  According to Qin Zhijian, after arriving in the United States, the National Ping Pong Ping Pong Group will still make an orderly arrangement according to the rules of previous competitions. First, it will adjust the jet lag and adapt to the venue.

He said: "Facing the Houston World Table Tennis Championships, our preparation team has nearly 50 people. Whether it is a simulated opponent or auxiliary logistics support, the Chinese team has done the best."

  Speaking of the five male players who are about to compete, Qin Zhijian said that this is a brand new team. None of the five players have won the World Table Tennis Championships singles championship. Only Fan Zhendong has entered the finals.

But he believes that these players have the ability to successfully complete the task of the Houston World Table Tennis Championships.

  In order to better prepare for the Houston World Table Tennis Championships, Guoping started a one-month closed training in Wenzhou from October 17th, followed by a warm-up match in the later period.

Li Sun, the coach of the women's team, believes that the warm-up match of the women's team has fully met expectations, mainly because of "training out the consciousness of a few girls", and the doubles are even more rewarding.

  Li Xun introduced that some players in the Houston World Table Tennis Championships have to play 4 games a day, and some players have suffered a lot during the rapid switching between singles and doubles during the previous World Table Tennis Championships. Carried out "continuous field" training.

In addition, in the gender war between male and female players on the same stage, the female players used to exercise only at the technical level, but this time they also achieved the goal of comprehensive exercise from the ideological level and the intensity of the competition.

  The 2021 World Table Tennis Championships will be held in Houston, USA from November 23 to 29, local time. The goal of the Chinese table tennis "dream team" should be to win five championships.

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