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Who will play in Tokyo Olympics 2021 for China Team

The Tokyo Olympics will begin very soon, about in the next 2 months.
And today, we have an official announcement of CTTA (Chinese Table Tennis Association). Who will play in the Tokyo Olympics?

Who will represent the Chinese Table Tennis Team in the Tokyo Olympics 2021?

Official announcement of CTTA for the Olympics selection
The official announcement of CTTA for the Olympics selection


How many Gold medals in table tennis?

The Tokyo Olympics will happen from 23 July to 8 August 2021.

Tokyo Olympic date for table tennis
Tokyo Olympic date for table tennis

There are only 5 gold medals in table tennis.

  • 1 Gold medal for Men’s singles event.
  • 1 for Women’s singles.
  • 1 for Men’s team.
  • 1 for the Women team.
  • 1 for Mixed doubles event.
5 gold medal for table tennis at Tokyo Olympics
5 gold medal for table tennis at Tokyo Olympics

 

Here is the video that explained the official selection:


Watch this video.

 


How many players per country is allowed?

This is the Olympics Beijing 2008. China completes Olympic table tennis sweep. The 3 medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze are both for Chinese players.

China won 3 table tennis medals in Olympic Beijing 2008
China won 3 table tennis medals in Olympic Beijing 2008

It has been said that The Chinese are so good at table tennis. To prevent the domination of China in the Olympics, the rule has changed.



Men Single event - 3 Chinese players on the podium at Beijing 2008
Men Single event – 3 Chinese players on the podium at Beijing 2008

Each country can send only 2 players for the men single event.

Nevertheless, in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, China still dominated winning Gold and Silver medals. The Olympic committee could have possibly put even tighter measures in place to prevent one country’s dominance in any given game.

China Team is too good at table tennis
China Team is too good at table tennis
China won the Gold medal for the Men Team event at the Rio 2016
China won the Gold medal for the Men Team event at the Rio 2016

I’m not sure these changes will affect the talent coming to China, it’s more about fairness giving other countries a chance to win. Having said that, it is a real pleasure to see Ma Long and Fan Zhendong win the Olympics.

China still win the Gold and Silver at Rio 2016
China still win the Gold and Silver at Rio 2016


Who will participate in this Olympics?

This morning, the China Table Tennis Association announced the list of Tokyo Olympic players.

Men’s singles: Ma Long, Fan Zhendong;
Women’s singles: Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha;
Men’s team: Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin, substitute: Wang Chuqin;
Women’s team: Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Liu Shiwen, substitute: Wang Manyu;
Mixed doubles: Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen.

What do you think about this team?

China Team at Tokyo Olympics 2021
China Team at Tokyo Olympics 2021

Will China win the gold medal and the silver medal in this Tokyo Olympics?

 

Chinese Men Team for Tokyo Olympics
Chinese Men Team for Tokyo Olympics
Chinese Women Team for Tokyo Olympics
Chinese Women Team for Tokyo Olympics
Official Chinese Team for Tokyo Olympics 2021
Official Chinese Team for Tokyo Olympics 2021


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