The national table tennis men's singles was defeated! Four times in a month were wiped out, and preparations for the Paris Olympics were in crisis
On December 2, Beijing time, the table tennis WTT Düsseldouf branch tournament in Germany came to an end, and the national table tennis men's singles was once again defeated and wiped out, although Liu Dingshuo, the men's singles runner-up of the National Games, advanced to the finals with difficulty, but finally reversed in the case of a 1-0 lead, and was won the championship by the German dark horse Menger 3-1.
It is worth mentioning that from the beginning of November to the beginning of December, the national table tennis men's singles has been wiped out in four international competitions, namely the WTT Slovenia Otosek Regional Tournament, the WTT Frankfurt Championship in Germany, the WTT Portugal Gaia New City Regional Tournament, and the WTT Dusselduff Regional Tournament in Germany, and the four main players Fan Zhendong, Wang Chuqin, Ma Long, and Liang Jingkun also suffered defeats.
In this regard, many fans can't help but worry: The preparation for the Paris Olympics is really dangerous! Head coach Wang Hao is probably under great pressure now!
Friends who follow the table tennis world know that the competition in the men's field is usually more fierce than that of women, and it is easy to have a situation where the heroes are together, because the male athletes have a higher ceiling on the quality of the board, and once they go crazy, anyone with a higher level may defeat an opponent with better results than themselves, and there are significantly more upsets than women.
As early as November 5th, the national table tennis men's singles lost in the WTT Slovenia Otosek feeder tournament, and the best result was only Liu Dingshuo stopped in the quarterfinals; about 20 hours later, the national table tennis men's singles was wiped out at the WTT Frankfurt Championship in Germany, and the four main forces Fan Zhendong, Wang Chuqin, Ma Long, and Liang Jingkun were all spared, which was a big surprise.
On November 24, the national table tennis men's singles stopped in the top 16 of the WTT Portugal Gaia New City feeder tournament, and Liu Dingshuo became the last athlete to be eliminated for the second time;
Not only that, but the national table tennis men's singles has lost a lot of times this year, and there was also a situation where the main force was wiped out last year. A series of defeats not only made the athletes questioned, but the head coach Wang Hao was also pushed to the forefront of public opinion, after all, he is the current "head" of the men's team, and it is normal for his disciples to lose frequently and be criticized.
At present, it seems that the national table tennis men's singles is indeed in danger now, first of all, the main force participating in the World Series has appeared all kinds of instability, and secondly, there are many deficiencies in the non-main force and young players, and the new opponents of the foreign association are endless, and many old opponents are still evergreen, and everyone's pressure is very great.
Since only two athletes can participate in the men's singles event in the Olympic Games, the national table tennis wants to win the championship is at great risk - in fact, it was very difficult for us to win the last competition, Ma Long and Fan Zhendong won the semifinals 4-3, so who will the national table tennis team send to participate in the battle of Paris next year? Can they hold the men's singles position? The suspense still exists, let's wait and see!