On the evening of December 2, Beijing time, the World Junior Table Tennis Championships once again ushered in the focus battle, and Lin Shidong, the world's ninth-ranked star in national table tennis, appeared on the stage and played against Wu Huicheng, the son of South Korean Olympic runner-up Wu Sang-yin.
Prior to this, these two players played steadily, almost at the same time with a score of 4-0 swept Singapore star Guo Yong, Japanese hope star Matsushima Teruku to advance, the state is very good, and this time between China and South Korea "youth duel" ended with Lin Shidong 4-0 victory, although Wu Huicheng played 16-18 in the last game before losing, but the gap between the two is very obvious, the national table tennis star is obviously stronger!
See below for a detailed breakdown of the battle.
Lin Shidong was born in 2005, Wu Huicheng was born in 2006, the two are the strongest players in the same age group of Chinese and Korean men's table tennis, the former is currently ranked ninth in the world in men's singles, has defeated Xu Xin, Liang Jingkun, Lin Gaoyuan and other world champions, mixed doubles has won the national championship, and the latter has won the men's singles championship of the Korean National Championships, and has achieved good results in many international competitions.
Wu Huicheng's father is the former enemy of the Chinese team and the South Korean Olympic runner-up Wu Shangyin, so the starting line is higher than the average person, and this time the World Youth Championships won the Japanese hope star Matsushima Terukora 4-0, and the national table tennis is facing a severe test.
After the start of the game, Lin Shidong played bravely and firmly grasped the initiative on the court in the first game - Wu Huicheng's style of play is characterized by strong two-sided balls, but Lin Shidong is better than him, almost in all technical aspects have an advantage, and then won the first place 11-5, completely overwhelming the opponent in momentum.
In the second game, Lin Shidong made persistent efforts and won another 11-5, and in the third game, he completely broke the opponent's defense, only allowing Wu Huicheng to win with only 3 points, thus leading 3-0 and successfully forcing the second generation of table tennis stars on the opposite side into a desperate situation.
In the fourth game, Wu Huicheng fought against the water, and finally played a certain threat, and then the two fought all the way to the point of 16 draws, and in the end, Lin Shidong was better at it, eliminating the opponent 18-16, and the big score was 4-0 to get promoted, which is really good!
At present, it seems that Wu Huicheng does have the strength to impact the national table tennis, but the technical style of play does not have its own characteristics, and he may be able to fight when he meets athletes of the same level, but it is difficult to fight with Lin Shidong, a player ranked in the top ten in the world.
At present, national table tennis players Lin Shidong and Wen Ruibo have both advanced to the semifinals of the U19 men's singles, and look forward to the two meeting in the finals: come on!