Text / Tongcheng faction
On December 23, Beijing time, in preparation for the 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships to be held in Busan, South Korea from March 22 to 29 next year, the Chinese Table Tennis Association announced "through Busan"-the top 12 players in the 2020 surface and the system. A total of 12 men and women athletes participated, and the men's and women's singles champions will directly qualify for the 2020 Pusan World Table Tennis Championships. In addition to the men's and women's singles, mixed doubles competitions were added for the first time in the through match. As many as 6 pairs of players, including Xu Xin / Liu Shiwen, Malone / Ding Ning, will compete in mixed doubles.
As everyone knows, the mixed doubles event was included in the Tokyo Olympics table tennis competition for the first time, and it was the first five gold medals to produce a championship. For the first mixed doubles gold medal in the history of the Olympic Games, Guo Pingzhi will win, and Liu Guoliang will pour on this event. A lot of hard work, not only promoted the golden combination of Xu Xin / Liu Shiwen, but also tried the "Ding Dong combination" formed by Fan Zhendong and Ding Ning, and the pairing of Xu Xin with Chen Meng and Zhu Yuling. But among many matches, Xu Xin / Liu Shiwen's "Xinwen Hookup" combination is the most reassuring.
The fact is the same. Since debuting in November last year, Xinwen Hookup has been invincible and won a total of 6 mixed doubles titles in 2019, including the highest gold content in the Budapest World Table Tennis Mixed Doubles. In the year-round competition, they only lost to the Chinese Hong Kong team Huang Zhenting / Du Kaizheng in the Korean Open finals, and they all won in the rest of the games. Whether it was Xu Xin's partner Chen Meng or cooperation with Zhu Yuling, or even the "Ding Dang combination" formed by Fan Zhendong and Ding Ning, it took a long time to prove that Liu Guoliang's most trusted mixed double combination is "Xinwen Hookup".
Since Xinwen Hookup has only defeated once in more than a year, it is the best performance of all the mixed doubles combinations that Guoping has tried, and it has already obtained tickets for next year's East Olympic Games in advance, but why did it start on New Year's Day next year? "Through to Busan"-In the 2020 strongest 12-man competition, up to 6 pairs of mixed doubles will be arranged in the same field. Isn't Liu Guoliang still worried about Xu Xin / Liu Shiwen? Does Xinwen Hookup's Olympic qualification change? The reason lies in Liu Guoliang's remarks after the end of the ITTF year-end finals.
In the mixed doubles finals of the 2019 ITTF Tournament Finals not long ago, Xu Xin / Liu Shiwen launched a Jedi counterattack in a disadvantageous situation of 0-2 behind, and eventually reversed Japan's Mizutani / Ito Makoto 3-2 To win the championship. The process was thrilling and a little lost. This gold medal will fall into the hands of the Japanese. No wonder Liu Guoliang said that the biggest weakness of Guoping after the game is mixed doubles, because each association has only one pair of players. To go to the Tokyo Olympics, we must imagine Each of the games is in Tokyo, so they have been pressurized for so long, and they repeatedly dig out details. If any details are not done well, we may fail.
Because of this, at the forthcoming 2020 Busan World Table Tennis Championships, Guo Ping launched 6 pairs of mixed doubles players. In addition to Xinwen Hookup, there are also Ma Long / Ding Ning, Fan Zhendong / Gu Yuting, Lin Gaoyuan / 5 pairs of players including Wang Manyu, Liang Jingkun / Chen Meng, Yu Ziyang / Sun Yingsha. Although Guoping has made a lot of criticisms about this move, most fans think that it is not likely to change the qualification of Xinwen Hookup when the Olympic Games is approaching. The reason for arranging 5 pairs of mixed double players is the need for training. This may be another It was a smoke bomb that Liu Guoliang confused Japan.
Ding Yaping, a famous ping-pong player, also supports Xinwen. They believe that they are the best choice for the national table tennis competition to win the mixed doubles gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. They also have three technical advantages from Xu Xin / Liu Shiwen: First, Xu Xin / Liu Shiwen It is a right-handed partner; second, they are also a straight and horizontal partner; third, they have a good forehand, comprehensive technology, and no obvious loopholes.