China News Service, Beijing, February 25 (Reporter Liu Xingchen) The 2024 ITTF Busan World Table Tennis Team Championship concluded on the 25th.

In the men's team final, the Chinese team defeated the French team 3:0, achieving its 11th consecutive championship in the event.

  Image source: World Table Tennis Professional League official Weibo

  As the last team competition before the Paris Olympics, the Busan World Table Tennis Championships team competition is an important battle for each team to test and inspect the Olympic lineup.

This time, the national table tennis men's team sent all its main players to participate, including Fan Zhendong, Wang Chuqin, Ma Long, Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan.

  The Chinese team did not face many tests in the group stage. It defeated Belgium, Cuba, Hungary and Croatia, and successfully advanced with four consecutive victories, and the score in all four games was 3:0.

  The picture shows Fan Zhendong in the semifinals.

Photo by China News Service reporter Liu Xu

  Entering the knockout rounds, the Chinese team fell into the same half as the powerful Japanese and South Korean teams.

  After defeating the Romanian team 3:0, the national table tennis men's team reached the quarterfinals.

In the quarter-finals, the Japanese team composed of Matsushima Terukong, Harimoto Tomokazu, and Shinozuka Daito failed to pose much threat to the Chinese team.

Fan Zhendong, Wang Chuqin, and Ma Long each scored one point to help the team advance to the semi-finals.

  Facing the host South Korea, the Chinese team won the semifinals very hard.

The South Korean team, playing at home, took the lead twice in set points, and Fan Zhendong equalized the score twice for the Chinese team.

At the critical moment, Wang Chuqin, who lost the first set, quickly adjusted his state and finally defeated South Korean player Lin Jongxun in the deciding set. The Chinese team struggled to advance.

  The picture shows Wang Chuqin in the semifinals.

Photo by China News Service reporter Liu Xu

  In today's game, Wang Chuqin took the lead against Felix Le Brun.

After the start, Wang Chuqin entered the state faster. His changeable serve made it difficult for his opponent to parry, and he won the first game 11:4.

After that, Wang Chuqin's advantage in the stalemate was revealed, and he played two more games to help the Chinese team take the lead.

  In the second set, Fan Zhendong played against Alex Lebrun.

Alex Lebrun is very distinctive in the serving session. He constantly increases the changes in the first three boards, completes the reversal when falling behind 4:8, and wins the first game.

In the second game, Fan Zhendong began to drag the game into a round ball competition. He had an advantage in the COSCO table competition.

The game did not decide the winner until the decisive game. Fan Zhendong grasped the key points and the Chinese team led with a total score of 2:0.

  In the third set, Malone faced Simon Gautz. This was a duel between veterans.

In the stalemate, Malone was more proactive.

As the forehand maneuver took further effect, Malone fully controlled the rhythm.

In the end, the Chinese team won 3:0 and defended the title.

  In the women's team finals that ended first on the 24th, the Chinese team defeated the Japanese team 3:2 and achieved its sixth consecutive championship.

So far, the national table tennis men's and women's teams have once again achieved a sweep.

  The picture shows Malone in the semifinals.

Photo by China News Service reporter Liu Xu

  Although the results are gratifying, there are still things worth summarizing in the process.

In this competition, the national table tennis men's and women's teams fell behind when facing key opponents in key matches, such as the men's team semi-finals and the women's team finals.

Although both teams achieved a reversal, the problems exposed cannot be ignored.

  It is currently less than half a year before the opening of the Paris Olympics.

In order to strive for better results, during the sprint preparation stage, each team will analyze the national table tennis team in more detail, which puts forward higher requirements for the Chinese team's subsequent preparations.

Guard against arrogance, impetuosity, and race against time. I hope that the national table tennis players will have no regrets and achieve good results in the Paris exam.