PARIS-2013

Chinese Men's Team Confirms Lineup For Paris

Chinese Men's Team Confirms Lineup For Paris
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The delegation of the Chinese Team in the upcoming World Championships in Paris is definitely the team to beat. Although the team has already submitted their lineup for the competition, it was only last weekend, during the Warm-Up match in Zhongshan where head coach Liu Guoliang confirmed the list of players for Paris. 

 

Tencent Sports. The Chinese Team had their Warm-Up Match in Zhongshan last weekend for the 2013 World Championships. Aside from that, the head coach Liu Guoliang also confirmed his complete list for the upcoming competition. 

Last April 16, the International Table Tennis Federation or the ITTF has announced the list of players for the upcoming 2013 World Championships. Days after the announcement, Chinese Team's head coach Liu Guoliang admitted that their list isn't final yet

Last weekend, as the team had their Warm-Up Match in Zhongshan, Liu Guoliang had the opportunity to look on his players' condition and finally decide who get to go to Paris. 

"Through the test of the Closed Training and the Warm-Up Match, the condition of the players as well as their physical fitness are relatively normal so our list remains to be unchanged." Liu Guoliang confirmed. 

With this, aside from the winners of the Squad Trials, Xu Xin, Zhang Jike, Ma Long, Yan An and Wang Hao, the Olympic champion Ma Lin and the 16-year old Fan Zhendong will also be playing in the Singles.  

"This upcoming World Championships may be the last for Ma Lin. Over the years, everyone has seen his perseverance and hard work. Those have helped the glory of he Chinese Table Tennis to continue until this day." Liu Guoliang said. 

Meanwhile, as for the youngest member of the team, Fan Zhendong, the head coach is full of optimism. "I also hope that through the World Championships, Fan Zhendong will grow as an athlete as soon as possible in preparation for this new Olympic cycle." Liu Guoliang concluded. 

Here is the complete list of lineup: 

Men's Singles: Ma Long, Xu Xin, Zhang Jike, Wang Hao, Ma Lin, Yan An, Fan Zhendong

Women's Singles: Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen, Li Xiaoxia, Zhu Yuling, Chen Meng, Wu Yang, Hu Limei

Men's Doubles: Hao Shuai/Ma Lin, Wang Liqin/Zhou Yu, Chen Qi/Fang Bo

Women's Doubles: Ding Ning/Liu Shiwen, Li Xiaoxia/Guo Yue, Zhu Yuling/Chen Meng

Mixed Doubles: Wang Liqin/Rao Jingwen, Chen Qi/Hu Limei, Qiu Yike/Wen Jia

Photo source: sports.sohu.com

 

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