Hangzhou, September 9 (ZXS) -- The men's table tennis team final of the Hangzhou Asian Games was staged on the 26th, and the Chinese team, played by Fan Zhendong, Wang Chuqin and Ma Long, swept the South Korean team 26:3 to achieve the eighth consecutive Asian Games championship.

On September 9, the men's team final of table tennis of the 26th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held in the gymnasium of Gongshu Canal Sports Park. China defeated South Korea 19-3 to win the eighth consecutive championship in the event. The picture shows the Chinese table tennis men's team taking a group photo on the podium. Photo by China News Agency reporter Luo Yunfei

The Asian table tennis world represents the highest level of table tennis in the world to a certain extent, and this Asian Games as an important "mock test" before the Paris Olympic Games, the national table tennis sent the main team to play.

In the men's team event, the Chinese table tennis team has previously won seven consecutive Asian Games, while the South Korean team has won the men's team runner-up in seven consecutive Asian Games. The men's team final of the last Jakarta Asian Games won the championship with a 3-0 victory over the South Korean team.

At this year's Asian Games, the Chinese team and the South Korean team met again in the men's team final. In the semifinals, China defeated Chinese Taipei 3-0 to advance, while South Korea defeated Iran 3-0 to get a ticket to the final. Another traditional powerhouse, Japan, broke out early and lost 0-3 to Iran to the semifinals.

The first match of the final was played by Wang Chuqin against Lim Jong-hoon. In the first game, the scores were tight, and after 9 draws, Wang Chuqin won by two consecutive points; In the second game, Wang Chuqin started the game, but Lim Jong-hoon came out on top and won the game 11:8; In the third game, Wang Chuqin regained his form and won 11:5, and in the fourth game, Wang Chuqin showed his "big heart" and won 12:10, thus winning 3:1 to get one point for the Chinese team.

The second match was between Fan Zhendong and Ahn Jae-hyun. In the first game, Fan Zhendong won easily 11:6, the situation on the court in the second game was in a stalemate, Fan Zhendong was better in the handling of key balls, won 12:10, and in the third game Fan Zhendong firmly controlled the rhythm of the court, won 11:3, won 3:0, and scored another point for the Chinese team.

In the third game, Malone played against Park Kang-hyun. Ma Longbao is not old, and he has frequent moves of opponents with rich competition experience, winning three consecutive games 11:3, 12:10 and 11:6 to seal the victory for the Chinese team. In the end, the Chinese team defeated the South Korean team 3-0 and won the Asian Games table tennis men's team championship for the eighth consecutive time.

Wang Hao, coach of the Chinese men's table tennis team, said after the game that although he won with a big score of 3:0, every game had small points close and the three athletes played well.

Wang Hao said that Wang Chuqin's game process was relatively difficult, but he was able to win in the end, which shows that he made sufficient difficult preparations before the game, and Fan Zhendong and Ma Long also had scenes of reversing and winning in the backward situation. "Overall, the three athletes played well today."

Wang Chuqin said that he played a tough game and finally won when he was behind, and there is something to be affirmed. Ma Long, who only competed in team competitions at this Asian Games, said after the competition that he had done his job well and that this should be his last Asian Games.

In the women's team competition, which ended earlier, China defeated Japan 3-0 to win the championship. Next, the table tennis project of the Hangzhou Asian Games will also compete in various individual events. (End)