Hangzhou, 10 October (ZXS) -- Topic: Six gold ends "heritage, growth, crisis" has become the keyword of the National Table Tennis Hangzhou Asian Games
China News Agency reporter Wang Hao
With Wang Chuqin defeating teammate Fan Zhendong in the men's singles final on the evening of the 2nd to win the last gold medal in the table tennis event of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the national table tennis ended the journey of this Asian Games. Winning 7 of the 6 gold medals, National Table Tennis is still the "dream team" with outstanding results, in mixed doubles, men's doubles and other events, the tacit understanding and growth of national table tennis players are obvious to all, but at the same time, the strength of opponents in women's events is growing, and the sense of crisis still needs to be maintained.
On October 10, the men's singles final of table tennis at the 2th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium, and China's Wang Chuqin defeated teammate Fan Zhendong 19-4 to win the championship. The picture shows Wang Chuqin (right) and Fan Zhendong holding the national flag to greet the audience after the game. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tian Bochuan
At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, the Chinese team won all five gold medals in table tennis. On the basis of the previous Hangzhou Asian Games, two new events, men's doubles and women's doubles, were added, and the total number of gold medals in table tennis reached 5.
The Chinese team finally won 6 gold medals in the men's team, women's team, men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles at the Hangzhou Asian Games, and the women's doubles gold medal was won by the Korean pair Tian Zhixi/Shin Yubin. Among them, the final of the men's singles and mixed doubles events was the "civil war" of the Chinese team, and the Chinese team also won a bronze medal in the women's singles event.
Since its first Asian Games in 1974, China National Table Tennis has won a total of 66 Asian Games gold medals, and 19 of the 18 gold medals in the previous three Asian Games. From the perspective of the number of gold medals, the national table tennis at the Hangzhou Asian Games is still far ahead of other teams, and it continues its dominance in the project well.
In the two team events, the Chinese team won all the way and defended the Asian Games title with a record of not losing a set, demonstrating the advantages of Guoping in the overall strength of the team. In the men's singles and mixed doubles events, the Chinese team achieved gold and silver medals, proving that it has a deeper lineup in these two events.
National Table Tennis has a relatively stable and excellent development in this year's Asian Championships and Asian Games as a whole, and the team heritage is still there, and this "dream team" is naturally worth looking forward to in next year's Paris Olympic Games.
After winning gold in the men's team event at the Hangzhou Asian Games, Ma Long announced that this would be his last Asian Games, which made this event more sad about parting. The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has shortened the cycle of the Paris Olympics, and the national table tennis won gold and silver in Tokyo as if it was not long ago, but a new challenge has arrived.
In the Paris cycle, the young players took on more responsibility. Wang Chuqin/Sun Yingsha won gold in the mixed doubles table tennis event at the Hangzhou Asian Games, and in the past two years they have grown into the most stable combination of national table tennis mixed doubles.
Wang Chuqin admits that his and Sun Yingsha's perspective on the mixed doubles project has changed, and in the past, it was more Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen who took on the pressure and task, and now they hope to take on it and do this task better and better.
In the men's doubles event, the combination of Fan Zhendong/Wang Chuqin won gold again at the Hangzhou Asian Games after winning the World Table Tennis Championships in Durban. The tacit understanding between the two has been continuously improved, and at present, it has grown into the most stable men's doubles combination in the Chinese team.
In addition, in the talented women's singles event, Sun Yingsha still performed the most consistently, she withstood the impact of Japanese players in the women's singles final of the Asian Games and held the gold medal.
Although the national table tennis has been known as the "strongest team on the surface", the situation in the international table tennis scene is constantly changing, and in many projects, young players continue to improve to truly carry the banner of the team. Judging from the overall performance of the Hangzhou Asian Games, many athletes are remarkable in this regard.
Of course, the performance of National Table Tennis in the Hangzhou Asian Games is not lacking in regrets. Most obviously, in the women's doubles event, the Chinese pair Sun Yingsha/Wang Manyu, Chen Meng/Wang Yidi both stopped in the quarterfinals, and the latter lost to the Indian pair, which had not achieved good results in the tournament before, and broke out.
In the Asian Table Tennis Championships in early September, Chen Meng/Wang Manyu, Sun Yingsha/Wang Yidi also won the championship and runner-up in the women's doubles event. In this way, the effect of rearranging the combination at the Asian Games is not good.
In addition, in the women's singles event, Japan's Hina Hayata defeated Wang Yidi in the semifinals and eventually won a silver medal. In addition, other players of the Japanese women's team also performed well at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
For example, young player Miwa Chang won a bronze medal with teammate Miyu Kihara in the women's doubles event. In the women's team project, she also played well in the final, which caused Wang Manyu a lot of challenges. The young players of the Japanese women's team are growing rapidly and are likely to pose a growing threat to the Chinese team in the future international arena.
In the men's doubles event, although Fan Zhendong/Wang Chuqin eventually won the title, another Chinese pair, Liang Jingkun/Lin Gaoyuan, lost in the quarterfinals and eventually failed to reach the semifinals.
The Paris Olympics are just around the corner, and the problems exposed at the Hangzhou Asian Games just sound the alarm for the national table tennis. The "big exam" is imminent, and the final score depends on how the national table tennis solves these problems. (End)