One fault, and you are out! A good lesson for any young promising players! Yes, Wang Chuqin is banned in China for 3 months due to his bad behavior.
Recently, in the Austrian Open, Wang Chuqin (19 years old) has made an incident (the bad manner for the image of the sport). He threw the racket after losing the first set in the match versus Zhao Zihao.
The incident of Wang Chuqin
Due to an incident in this 2019 ITTF Austrian Open, Wang Chuqin is suspended in China for 3 months. His coach Liu Guozheng (刘国正) is also suspended.
Learn to control your temper
Right after the match, the CTTA (Chinese Table Tennis Association) has suspended Wang Chuqin for 3 months.
His coach, Liu Guozheng, has also been suspended for one month; both return to China immediately.
One month ago, Wang Chuqin has won Zhao Zihao easily 4-0. No doubt that fact added the frustration of a player known for his calm and resolute approach.
The action from CTTA
The Chinese Table Tennis Association released the following translated statement, by ITTF:
As a result of this irresponsible move on the court, and as the head coach of the men’s team, I would like to apologize to the referee and the fans. With Wang Chuqin suspended, he and his supervisor Liu Guozheng are immediately returning to China for reflection. In the coming days, the coaching team of the national table tennis team will help Wang Chuqin to understand and correct his behavior. We assure everyone that this will not happen in the future.
Wang Chuqin withdraws from the next Grand Finals
Due to this incident, Wang Chuqin withdraws from the 2019 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals.
The Chinese Table Tennis Association has canceled the 19-year-old’s participation at the end-of-year showpiece event due to his three-month suspension imposed during last week’s ITTF World Tour Platinum Austrian Open.
The 19-year-old, who was crowned champion at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, is therefore ineligible for any competitions taking place until Thursday 13th February, when the suspension ends.
His withdrawal from the end-of-year event opens the door for Wong Chun Ting of Hong Kong China to step in and complete the list of 16 men’s singles players due to line up next month in Zhengzhou.
What is the lesson?
So what we have learned here? Here is the question for all table tennis players, especially young players (who is not very good at controlling their temper):
Whoever you are
Respect your opponent
Control your temper! Keep the image of this sport beautiful!