Women’s world champions are both old and fresh at the same time. This year’s World Cup final between Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu was an easy victory for the reigning champions, as they won in three sets. After a hard-fought first round, China’s path to triumph had already been established when the Japanese could not persuade them.
Mima Ito in tears
Following rounds, Ito / Hayata performed well, but Sun and Wang remained safe.
“I’m very delighted to have made it to the final, but I’m also heartbroken to have lost it again,” said Mima Ito in tears after the game.
Sun Yingsha won her second medal
The Budapest final was also well-remembered by the Chinese. To win this final was a great accomplishment for us.
Since then, “explained Sun, “we’ve all gotten stronger,” referring to Mima Ito and Hina Hayata as our opponents. Their actions are swift and coordinated.”
We’ve been able to achieve our goals because we have a strong bond and mutual trust. Today, Sun won her second World Championships crown in Houston. Wang Chuqin and the 21-year-old won the mixed gold medal last night. And that doesn’t have to be the end of the story, either.
It’s time for the two double world champions to go head-to-head once more.
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Coach EmRatThich was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1983. He started playing table tennis at the age of 8. After finishing his Ph.D. in Paris, University Pierre Marie Curie (Sorbonne University) in 2011, he is now a table tennis coach in a small club in France (about 153 players). Interested in table tennis coaching for a global audience, he founded pingsunday.com, one of the best online coaching programs for table tennis players. Using the Chinese coaching philosophy, his table tennis lessons are free, which allows many table tennis players to improve fast. He can speak English, French, Vietnamese, and a little bit of Chinese.