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Ma Long defeated Japanese player Hayasuke Togami 4:2 to get a full seat in the World Table Tennis Championships-Chinanews.com



Chinanews.com, January 11th. On the 11th Beijing time, the Asian preliminaries of the Durban World Table Tennis Championships started a qualifying contest. Ma Long defeated Japanese player Hayasuke Togami 4:2 and qualified for the final stage of the World Table Tennis Championships for the Chinese team. The National Table Tennis Championships also won the full number of seats in the singles event of the World Table Tennis Championships.

Data map: Ma Long is in the game.Photo by An Yuan

Previously, Fan Zhendong, Wang Chuqin, Liang Jingkun and Xiang Peng qualified for the men’s singles at the World Table Tennis Championships for the Chinese team. Sun Yingsha, Chen Meng, Wang Manyu, Wang Yidi and Chen Xing won the women’s singles and won seats.

The Asian preliminaries group stage is a knockout stage, and the winner of each group will get a place in the World Table Tennis Championships. The eliminated players in the group stage will participate in the qualifying competition. If there are remaining places in the World Table Tennis Championships, they will be allocated according to the ranking order.

In the second round of the previous singles group match, Ma Long fought hard for 7 rounds and regretted losing to Japanese player Maharu Yoshimura, failing to qualify for the World Table Tennis Championships in the first place. After winning the qualifying match this time, he successfully helped Guoping win the full number of seats in the singles event of the World Table Tennis Championships.

The final stage of the 2023 World Table Tennis Championships will be held in Durban, South Africa from May 20 to 28. (Finish)


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