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Chinese Team Finalised Olympic Lineup? (Videos)

Chinese Team Finalised Olympic Lineup? (Videos)
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The long anticipation is over for table tennis fans after ITTF announced the Chinese Team’s finalised lineup for the Olympic Games. After Ma Long and Li Xiaoxia were reported for the Olympic Singles, 2011 world champions Zhang Jike and Ding Ning were also included in the Singles lineup. This means Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen will just play in the team competition. 

Sina Sports. The Chinese Team has finally decided on who will play in the Olympic Singles and according to the ITTF, the additional names are Zhang Jike & Ding Ning. 

Last week, we reported the announcement of the Chinese Team with regards to their lineup for the Olympic Games. At that time, only the names were finalised, but over the weekend, the team finalised the roles of their players as well. 

Because of their victory in the Asian Olympic Qualification, both Ma Long and Li Xiaoxia got directly qualified for the Olympic Singles and the Chinese Team confirmed them. In the latest post made by the ITTF, two more names were added. 

Ma Long vs Fan Zhendong 2016 Asian Olympic Qualification
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Li Xiaoxia vs K. Ishikawa 2016 Asian Olympic Qualification
video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

They are the 2011 world champions Zhang Jike and Ding Ning

Zhang Jike vs Wang Hao 2011 WTTC MS Finals
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Ding Ning vs Li Xiaoxia 2011 WTTC WS Finals
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As a result, Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen will be the Olympic third person of the Chinese Team which means that they can only play in the Team competition. Fan Zhendong and Zhu Yuling will be the substitutes. 

Photo source: China News 

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