Hangzhou, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- The individual table tennis competitions of the Hangzhou Asian Games were fully launched on 28 September. In singles, Wang Chuqin and Fan Zhendong swept their opponents to advance to the men's singles round of 28, while Sun Yingsha and Wang Yidi easily won and joined hands to advance to the women's singles round of 16. The Chinese pairs that competed in the mixed doubles, men's doubles and women's doubles competitions also successfully advanced, and two of the mixed doubles pairs have reached the final four.
In the men's singles event of table tennis at the Hangzhou Asian Games, two players of the Chinese team, Wang Chuqin and Fan Zhendong, were both empty in the first round, and on the 28th, the two completed their men's singles debut at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
In the second round of the men's singles knockout round, Wang Chuqin defeated Thailand's Tan Matikorn 4-0, while Fan Zhendong defeated Tajikistan's Mahmoudov 4:0 to win the first men's singles victory at the Hangzhou Asian Games, while Wang Chuqin and Fan Zhendong advanced to the men's singles round of 16.
In the men's singles round of 16 list, there are also some old opponents of the Chinese team. Japan's Tomokazu Changmoto, who also lost the first round, defeated Kazakhstan's Kurman Galiev 4-1 in the second round of knockout in the men's singles.
As in the men's singles, the women's singles first-round match was also a bye for Chinese players Sun Yingsha and Wang Yidi. In the second round of the women's singles knockout round, Sun Yingsha easily defeated Pakistan's Fuad 4:0, and Wang Yidi defeated Vietnam's Nguyen Ke Miao Khanh 4-0 to advance to the round of 16 of women's singles.
China's former rival Mimato Ito did not participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games, and another Japanese player Hina Hayata is the highest-ranked foreign player in the women's singles, and Hina Hayata also successfully advanced to the round of 16 of the women's singles.
Overall, Chinese players did not encounter too many challenges in the singles event, and the promotion process was relatively easy. In addition to the singles events, Chinese players also appeared in the mixed doubles, men's doubles and women's doubles competitions of the Hangzhou Asian Games on the 28th, and many players ushered in more than one day.
In the mixed doubles 1/4 final, the Chinese pair Lin Gaoyuan / Wang Yidi eliminated the Japanese pair Tomokazu Zhang Motokazu/Hina Hayata 3:1; Wang Chuqin/Sun Yingsha defeated Hong Kong pair Wong Zhenting/To Kaixuan 3-0 to advance to the mixed doubles semifinals.
On September 9, the 28th Asian Games Hangzhou Table Tennis Mixed Doubles 19/1 Final was held in the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium. Chinese pair Lin Gaoyuan/Wang Yidi defeated Japanese pair Tomokazu Zhangmoto/Hina Hayata 4-3. The picture shows Wang Yidi hitting the ball during the game. Photo by Yin Liqin, reporter of China News Agency
The other two semifinals are from South Korea, with Wang Chuqin/Son Yingsha facing Lim Jong-hoon/Shin Yu-bin in the semifinals on the 29th, and Lin Gaoyuan/Wang Yidi against Zhang Yuzhen/Tian Zhixi.
In the men's doubles competition, the Chinese team sent Liang Jingkun/Lin Gaoyuan, Fan Zhendong/Wang Chuqin both advanced to the round of 16, and in the women's doubles, the Chinese pair Sun Yingsha/Wang Manyu, Chen Meng/Wang Yidi also easily won to enter the round of 16. (End)