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When is Ma Long’s career starting to bright

When did Ma Long reach his prime?

Ma Long is no doubt the best player in the world. However, when did his career become the prime leader? When is Ma Long’s career starting to bright? The day, when Ma Long started his official brightest table tennis career. The day when the leader prime of Ma Long started.


The day, Ma Long becomes the true leader

The day when Ma Long officially become the new king in table tennis. This is his 1st time playing in the London 2012 Olympics.

He is not selected to play in the Men’s single. It was Zhang Jike and Wang Hao. Ma Long played only in the men’s team event.

The match that coach Liu Guoliang trusted Ma Long 100%. It’s the match versus the legend Ryu Seung Min.

Ma Long is now becoming the best player
Ma Long is now becoming the best player


The brightest match of Ma Long

This match is the match that Ma Long’s career started a new chapter. The new king of table tennis.

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The day when the leader prime of Ma Long started

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Today, let’s review the game between Ma Long and Ryu Seung Min.

Ma Long is not choosen for the men's single event
Ma Long is not chosen for the men’s single event

Ma Long is one of the best forehand attackers in the world, with the shakehand grip.
Ryu Seung Min is the best forehand attacker with the penhold grip. He also has the best footwork of all time in table tennis.


Who will win?

Ryu Seung Min is the legend. He won the gold medal in the men’s singles event at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Wang Hao, the best player on the Chinese national team, was his opponent. Along the way, he beat Jan-Ove Waldner, who had won the Olympics in 1992, by a score of 4–1. He was part of the South Korean team that won the bronze medal in 2008 and the silver medal in 2012.

the best footwork and forehand at that moment
the best footwork and forehand at that moment


Ma Long the best value of China Team

Zhang Jike and Wang Hao were sent by China to compete in the singles at the 2012 Olympics in London. At the time, Ma Long was the best player in the world, but he couldn’t play singles. He could only play on a team. It was Ma Long’s first time going to the Olympics.

His first Olympics - 2012 London
His first Olympics – 2012 London

There is no doubt about Ma Long’s strength and level of competition, but at that time, he wasn’t able to make a big breakthrough, and Wang Hao and Zhang Jike were still in charge. Having Ma Long join the team is a vote of confidence in him and a push for him.

Zhang Jike and Wang Hao will play at the Men's single event
Zhang Jike and Wang Hao will play at the Men’s single event

In the men’s team final, Ma Long was full of energy and played well. In the first match against South Korean star and Athens Olympic champion Ryu Seung Min, Liu Guoliang ranked Ma Long.

Wang Hao and coach Liu Guoliang supported Ma Long
Wang Hao and coach Liu Guoliang supported Ma Long

Ma Long knew that Ryu Seung Min’s forehand was strong in the second game, so he had to face him head-on and hit his forehand. Ma Long was too fast for Ryu Seung Min, and Ma Long had a 5-2 lead. Wang Hao, who was standing on the sidelines, cheered over and over.

Li Xiaoxia, 24, and Ding Ning, 22, both from China, won the gold and silver medals in women’s singles in London. Zhang Jike, who is 24, and Wang Hao, who is 28, were the top two men’s singles players. Guo Yue, who is 24, and Ma Long, who is 23, won the men’s and women’s teams titles with the rest of their teams.

the best moment of china team
the best moment of china team

South Korea won their first silver medal in a men’s event that wasn’t an individual event when they came in second. They had previously won five bronze medals.

Coach Liu Guoliang trusted Ma Long as the best player
Coach Liu Guoliang trusted Ma Long as the best player

The second-ranked player in the world, Ma Long, beat the Athens singles champion, Ryu Seung Min, 3-1. Ryu Seung-Min was from South Korea (11-6, 11-6, 6-11, 11-4).

Zhang Jike, who won the singles gold medal at the London Olympics, got off to a slow start in his next match against Joo Sae-Hyuk of South Korea. He lost the first game, but he quickly came back and won the match 3-1. (11-9, 5-11, 11-6, 11-8).


The day that Ma Long confirmed he is #1

The day that Ma Long confirmed he is the best player is the match in London Olympics 2012, versus Ryu Seung Min.

Ma Long - Im the number 1
Ma Long – Im the number 1


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