China News Agency, Beijing, March 5th. The World Table Tennis Professional League (WTT) Star Challenge Goa Station match ended in Goa, India on the 5th local time. Chinese player Liang Jingkun won the men's singles gold medal by beating his teammate Lin Shidong 4:2 , Wang Yidi defeated Chinese Taipei star Zheng Yijing 4:0 to win the women's singles championship.
Many national table tennis players such as Ma Long, Wang Chuqin, Sun Yingsha, Chen Meng, and Wang Manyu failed to participate due to physical reasons. The Chinese team therefore withdrew from the three gold medal competitions in men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles.
The biggest upset of this match came in the men's singles 1/16 final. The world's number one Chinese player Fan Zhendong was reversed by Korean player Zhao Dacheng after winning two games first.
Chinese players Liang Jingkun and Lin Shidong, who guard the upper and lower half of the men's singles, successfully met in the final.
Liang Jingkun had previously defeated his teammate Lin Gaoyuan and the world's fourth-ranked Japanese player Tomokazu Haramoto, and he felt good.
In the final, facing Lin Shidong, who is known for his ball speed, Liang Jingkun led the next game with 11:6 by virtue of his variable placement.
Although Lin Shidong subsequently won two games in a row, the more experienced Liang Jingkun showed a big heart. In the fourth and fifth games, when the opponent got the game point, he won two games in a row with 12:10 and won 11:9. In the sixth game, they defeated Lin Shidong with a total score of 4:2.
In the women's singles, Wang Yidi, the main player of the national table tennis championship, swept away the haze of failing to qualify for the group stage in the previous World Table Tennis Championships. He defeated Japan's potential rising star Zhang Benmeihe in the semi-finals and entered the final.
Facing the famous Chinese Taipei player Zheng Yijing in the final, Wang Yidi seized the opponent's backhand weakness and won the first two games with two 11:6.
Facing Zheng Yijing's forehand attack, Wang Yidi played a wonderful defensive counterattack, winning two more games with 11:8 and 11:4, and won the women's singles championship with a total score of 4:0.
Wang Yidi said after the game that she was very happy to win the women's singles championship of this station, and she may participate in the Singapore Grand Slam next, hoping to play at her own level in the Grand Slam.
According to the previous plan, the next Chinese table tennis team will participate in the WTT Singapore Grand Slam. race.