Chinanews client, Beijing, December 28th. On the 28th, Beijing time, the ITTF officially announced the year-end top ten rankings of men's and women's singles in the 2021 season, with Fan Zhendong and Chen Meng occupying the top spot.

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  For men, Fan Zhendong, Ma Long, and Xu Xin dominated the top three.

The three teamed up to win the men's team gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games for the National Table Tennis. In addition, Fan Zhendong won the men's singles championship at the Houston World Table Tennis Championships. Malone defended the Olympic men's singles gold medal and achieved the double-lap Grand Slam.

  In addition, Japanese player Zhang Benzhihe ranked fifth, Lin Gaoyuan and Liang Jingkun ranked seventh and eighth respectively. German veteran Ball, who won the men's singles bronze medal at the World Table Tennis Championships, ranked tenth.

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  For women, Chinese players occupy five seats in the top six.

Tokyo Olympic champion and runner-up winners Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha ranked the top two, Japanese star Mima Ito ranked third, Houston World Table Tennis Championships women's singles champion Wang Manyu ranked fourth, behind her teammate Wang Yidi ranked fifth.

  Although Olympic champion Ding Ning has announced her retirement, she still ranked sixth at the end of the year with 6,725 points.