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Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs Mima Ito (Men vs Women)

大家好 (hello everybody), I’m EmRatThich.
Today let’s analyze the playing style of the male table tennis players and the female table tennis player.

Fan Zhendong vs Chen Meng

As you have seen in the previous video, that female players can defeat male players. Fan Zhendong lost to Chen Meng. This is not the first time that Fan Zhendong lost to Chen Meng. The game started at 6-8 with the 2 points handicap for Fan Zhendong.


Mima Ito and Dimitrij Ovtcharov

Men players are stronger than female players, so they will play further from the table.

Female players are shorter than male players, so they will stand closer to the table. They will borrow the force of the opponent to play the rally.

Today, let’s see the training between Mima Ito and Dimitrij Ovtcharov. Special thanks to 박PD for this amazing footage.

Mima Ito vs Dima
Mima Ito vs Dima

You can see that, Dimitrij Ovtcharov when he wants to attack, then the shot is too powerful to block. Mima Ito is forced to play further from the table. When Mima Ito is forced to play further, then she will lose her advantage. In general, male players have an advantage over female players in table tennis.

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