On the evening of December 4th, Beijing time, the Chengdu Table Tennis Team World Cup ended its first match day. At present, the China team only played once, and swept Sweden, a European powerhouse, with an 8-0 victory. Although it also encountered some shocks, on the whole, it still grasped the initiative on the field and won easily.
In terms of foreign associations, strong teams such as Japan and South Korea maintained a total victory, but only the United States blew out 8-0, and the other teams failed to achieve zero opponents. In addition, the China-Hong Kong team lost to Puerto Rico 7-8, which broke the first upset of this competition, which surprised fans and friends. Please see below for the detailed situation.
China is the undisputed strongest team in Group A. As mentioned earlier, we scored 8-0 in the first game, among which Lin Gaoyuan/Manyu Wang beat Carlson/C Carlberg 3-0, Sun Yingsha beat Berg Sterlon 3-0, and Wang Chuqin beat A Carlberg 2-0. However, Sun Yingsha played a little hard in that game, and her opponent really fought hard.
As mentioned earlier, the China-Hong Kong team with good strength lost to Puerto Rico in America, among which Puerto Rican star A Diaz played a brave role, the women’s singles swept Du Kaiyu 3-0, the women’s doubles beat Du Kaiyu/Zhu Chengzhu 2-1 with her sister M Diaz, and Gonzalez/Afan Nador also won Huang Zhen Ting/Lin Zhaoheng 2-1.
The competition in this group is fierce. Although the German team is the second seed, the five core players, Bohr, Ochalov, Qiu Dang, Francesca and Han Ying, did not participate this time, and their overall strength plummeted. However, as the saying goes, "the skinny camel is bigger than the horse", they finally won Egypt 8-3 and were not upset.
As for the Slovakian players’ performance, they beat the European champion team Portugal 8-5 with a total score, but there was some luck, because the latter was not an all-star team. Without the core players Freitas and Apollonia, they failed to play the strongest level of their team: no way, too many masters didn’t come to this competition!
The Japanese team, the arch-rival of table tennis, has a big advantage in Group C. After all, their men’s and women’s teams and singles and doubles have strong strength. However, Hayata Hina’s state this time is average, and she lost one game in both games, but she finally won, and the whole team also won 8-2 over Romania and 8-1 over Australia.
In the case of Japan’s dominance, France is the only team in Group B that has the ability to attack them. In this competition, it won Australia 8-3 first, and then the United States 8-5, while the United States bombarded Australia 8-0, but lost to Romania 5-8. At present, France is expected to protect two and rush one, Romania and the United States may get the second place, and Australia has no hope of qualifying.
South Korea played in Group D, although it didn’t lose, but it was not easy to win. In the first game, it beat Singapore 8-3, and Canada 8-2 in World War II. Their athletes didn’t seem to be fully in the state. In addition, some people didn’t seem to adapt to the new 15-game 8-win system. After leading 2-0, they habitually relaxed and didn’t win the third game.
However, the strength of the other teams in Group D is average. Without Lin Yunru, Chuan Chih Yuan and Zheng Yijing, the China Taipei team beat Canadian 8-3 and Indian 8-4, and its performance was average. Canada won India 8-5, while India narrowly beat Singapore 8-7. Singapore has not won yet, so the possibility of qualifying is not great. Let’s wait for the group match to end the next day and the list of the top eight will be born!