The 2023 Durban World Table Tennis Championships is approaching step by step, and the national table tennis rival Japan team has taken the lead in announcing the list of participants - Tomokazu Changmoto, Mimato Ito is no accident on the list, Hina Hayada, Miyu Hirano and others are no exception, in addition to Maharu Yoshimura, Hayasuke Togami, Daden Shinozuka, Ruiki Kakawa, Miyu Kihara, Miyu Nagasaki and Yukiya Uda, who only participates in doubles.
It is worth mentioning that the veteran world champion Yoshijun Ishikawa is out again, and after the Chengdu World Table Tennis Championships and the Hangzhou Asian Games, he lost the international competition: it seems that the probability of her participating in the 2024 Paris Olympics has become smaller and smaller.
The Durban World Table Tennis Championships is the biggest assessment of the table tennis world in 2023, and the list of the Japanese team will naturally attract much attention. Among them, although Ishikawa Jiachun is a world champion, he has repeatedly dropped the chain in the team selection competitions in recent years, and fell out of the lineup of the Chengdu World Table Tennis Championships and Hangzhou Asian Games last year, and it is not surprising that he lost the Durban World Table Tennis Championships again this year.
However, for this result, many fans do not buy it, because Yoshijun Ishikawa's recent performance in international competitions is not bad, but because the civil war is not good and he loses the foreign war competition, what is the significance of this selection?
In addition to Yoshijun Ishikawa, two other Japanese celebrities we are familiar with will also miss the Durban World Table Tennis Championships, one of which is 14-year-old young player Miwa Zhang Ben, who emerged a little later, so she didn't have time to hit the spot; The second is the Olympic main player of the men's team, Koki Niwa, who announced his withdrawal from international competitions last year, and naturally will not come to participate in the World Table Tennis Championships.
In the end, the Japanese team sent Tomokazu Changmoto, Maharu Yoshimura, Hayasuke Togami, and Ruiki Kawagawa and Daden Shinozuka to participate in the men's singles event of the Durban World Table Tennis Championships, while Mimato Ito, Hina Hayada, Miu Hirano, Miyu Kihara and Miyu Nagasaki will compete in the women's singles event.
In men's doubles, Tomokazu Changmoto/Shinozuka Daden, Yukiya Uda/Hayasuke Togami were selected, the women's doubles are Mimato Ito/Hina Hayada, Miyu Kihara/Miyu Nagasaki, mixed doubles are Tomokazu Changmoto/Hina Hayada, Daitō Shinozuka/Miyu Kihara - except for Daitō Shinozuka / Miyu Kihara, the remaining pairs have strong strength and are worthy of national table attention.
At present, the Chinese team has confirmed that Ma Long and Sun Yingsha have been selected into the singles team of the Durban World Table Tennis Championships, and the remaining qualifications have yet to be officially announced, so let's sit and wait for the final list to come out!