At the Macau Championships, Liang Jingkun made indecent moves in a match with teammate Lin Gaoyuan, so he was banned by the Chinese Table Tennis Association. In the subsequent matches in 2022, we will not see Liang Jingkun. Liu Guoliang and the national table tennis coaching staff also hope to let Liang Jingkun learn a lesson, realize his mistakes, and further correct them in the future. In the latest picture of national table tennis, we can no longer see Liang Jingkun's figure, Liu Guoliang did not even give him the opportunity to train, it is really a matter of neatness.
Liang Jingkun has been plagued by negative news recently, and has also been questioned by the outside world. But Liu Guoliang and the national table tennis coaching staff still withstood the pressure and gave Liang Jingkun the opportunity to participate in the Chengdu World Table Tennis Championships. However, he only got a chance to play in the group stage, while teenager Wang Chuqin played the knockout round. Perhaps he is dissatisfied with his status as a substitute, or perhaps he is unwilling to be in a slump recently, which makes Liang Jingkun's mentality unbalanced and makes bad moves in the game with Lin Gaoyuan.
Although Liang Jingkun apologized at the first time, Lin Gaoyuan also accepted the apology of his teammates, but Liu Guoliang and the Chinese Table Tennis Association obviously did not intend to let this matter pass. For Liu Guoliang, who has always been strict with his team members, this situation will never be allowed. On October 25, the Chinese Table Tennis Association officially announced the ban on Liang Jingkun, who was banned from all subsequent competitions in 2022. The Table Tennis Association made it clear that it hoped that Liang Jingkun could correct his mistakes.
On October 26, from the training video of the national table tennis men's team released by the World Table Tennis Federation on the official social platform, we can no longer see Liang Jingkun's figure. Fan Zhendong paired up with Lin Gaoyuan, Ma Long and Wang Chuqin for training, while Liang Jingkun did not appear in the picture. It seems that Liu Guoliang is really sharp in doing things, and he doesn't even give Liang Jingkun the opportunity to train. For Big Fat, you should also take this opportunity to reflect on yourself and see what is wrong.
Making mistakes is not terrible, Wang Chuqin was also banned by the Chinese Table Tennis Association for 3 months for breaking the racket. But then Wang Chuqin performed well after his comeback, won the P card of the Tokyo Olympics, and now has become the No. 3 main force of the national table tennis men's team. Without that suspension, perhaps Wang Chuqin would not have realized his mistake and might have gone further and further down the wrong path. For the players who make mistakes, we must be more pushed, and Liu Guoliang obviously knows this.
Liang Jingkun's ban has become a foregone conclusion, for him, it is to use this time to sum up lessons learned, maintain his training, and especially correct his attitude. As long as the mistakes can be corrected, I believe that Liu Guoliang and Qin Zhijian will still give Liang Jingkun a chance.