Japanese table tennis team Ito Mima missed the Asian Games women's singles

  The "Little Demon King" battle is going to waste again

  Guangzhou Daily News (all media reporter Yang Min) The 19th Asian Games in 2022 will be held in Hangzhou in September this year.

The Asian Games lineup of the Chinese table tennis team took shape in the first half of this month. The main opponent of the national table tennis team, the Japanese team, held the Asian Games trials on April 9 and 10. The team's number one women's singles Mima Ito was upset, and the 29-year-old Ishikawa was eliminated. Jia Chun both missed the Asian Games women's singles event.

As Ito Mima missed the Asian Games women's singles, the much-watched Sino-Japanese "little devil" battle between her and Sun Yingsha will not be staged in the Asian Games women's singles arena, but the two still have a good chance to play in the women's team or women's singles. A showdown on the double arena.

  National table tennis will participate in the Asian Games with the strongest lineup

  In the Hangzhou Asian Games table tennis event, a total of two teams and five individual events will be competed.

According to the National Table Tennis Asian Games lineup selection rules formulated by the Chinese Table Tennis Association, Fan Zhendong, Ma Long, Liang Jingkun and Wang Chuqin of the men's team took the lead in winning the men's team seats. Among them, Fan Zhendong and Ma Long also qualified for the men's singles.

In terms of the women's team, Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, and Wang Manyu got tickets for the women's team, while Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha locked up the women's singles seats.

Each association can send a maximum of 5 people to participate in the men's team and women's team events. The remaining 3 places of 1 man and 2 women in the national table tennis will be determined by the comprehensive evaluation of the coaching team.

Men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles will also be recommended by the coaching staff.

  At the Asian Games in Jakarta four years ago, the young national table tennis players won all the gold medals in table tennis.

This year's Asian Games will be held at the door of the home, and the National Table Tennis will definitely send out the strongest lineup and strive to win the seven gold medals.

Judging from most of the competition lists that have been generated, Fan Zhendong, the world No. 1 in the men's world from Guangzhou, has been entrusted with an important task. He has already qualified for both the men's team and men's singles. With a strong doubles strength, he is expected to be a men's doubles player. Even the mixed doubles event hit the gold king in Hangzhou.

  Japan's women's singles selection is a disappointment

  The Japanese team selected the Hangzhou Asian Games lineup through two trials.

In the first tryout, 18-year-old Japanese men's table tennis first brother Tomokazu Zhang and Hina Hayata, who held the racket in his left hand, took the lead in qualifying for the men's and women's singles at the Asian Games.

On April 9 and 10, the second Asian Games trials started.

In the men's singles arena, Yoshimura Maharu won the championship and also won the second Asian Games men's singles ticket.

  The women's singles arena is unpopular, first of all, the famous player Ishikawa Kasumi, who has participated in three Olympic Games, failed to qualify for the group.

In the semi-final held on the afternoon of the 10th, Mima Ito, the number one opponent of Chinese women's table tennis, lost 2 to 4 to 17-year-old Miyu Kihara, which means that she did not qualify for the Asian Games women's singles.

Ito Mima was sad and wept after the game. She admitted that she was not reconciled, but she was indeed inferior to her opponent in strength.

Kihara Miyu failed to have the last laugh. She lost in the final to Hirano Miu, who got her second Asian Games women's singles ticket.

After the two-day trials, the Japanese team announced the team lineup for the Asian Games, which are the men's team Tomokazu Zhang, Masaharu Yoshimura, Hayabusa Togami, Riki Chuan, Daxing Matsushita, and Hina Hayata and Hirano of the women's team. Miu, Kihara Miyu, Ito Mima, Sato Hitomi.

  Chinese women's table tennis "little devil" Sun Yingsha and Ito Mima are both 21 years old, and the two have faced each other in international competitions many times before.

At last year's Tokyo Olympics, Sun Yingsha and Ito Mima played against each other in the women's singles semifinals and the women's team finals, and Sun Yingsha won twice.

At the World Table Tennis Championships in Houston in November last year, the World Cup final in December, and the Singapore Grand Slam in March this year, Mima Ito lost prematurely to other players, and missed three times to compete with Sun Yingsha in the women's singles arena.

After Ito Mima missed the Hangzhou Asian Games women's singles, her peak matchup with Sun Yingsha is most likely to be staged in the women's team or women's doubles arena.