Monday, April 18, 2011

China will field a rock solid team at the Rotterdam World Table Tennis Championships

China has decided to stick to the stars and will go with experience at this year's World Championships.

Most of the world's well known Chinese players are in the team. However, Ma Lin, Wang Liqin, Zhang Jike, and others had faced serious problems qualifying in the first phase of the selection trials. Many of these stars had actually finished in the 9-16 bracket. It was ironic that some of the World's top 10 players were not able to finish in the top 8 of the trials.

It speaks of the depth of the competition in that country! 

It is surprising that Hao Shuai, who upset the applecart of a few well known names, does not figure in the final list.


Men’s Singles: Wang Hao, Ma Lin, Wang Liqin, Ma Long, Zhang Jike, Xu Xin, Chen Qi
Women’s Singles Guo Yan, Li Xiaoxia, Guo Yue, Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen, Wu Yang,Fan Ying