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TableTennisDaily
03-29-2017, 02:20 PM
The grueling China Trials (https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?14836-Chinese-Trials-for-World-Championships-2017) for the upcoming World Championships came to a close last week. China have officially confirmed their players for this years World Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany.

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/chinateam2017worldchampionships.jpg

China's squad below who will represent China at the singles event at the 2017 World Championships.

The Men's squad:

1) Ma Long (World Ranked 1)
2) Fan Zhendong (World Ranked 2)
3) Xu Xin (World Ranked 3)
4) Zhang Jike (World Ranked 4)
5) Lin Gaoyuan (World Ranked 49)

The Women's Squad:

1) Ding Ning
2) Liu Shiwen
3) Zhu Yuling
4) Chen Meng
5) Mu Zi


What do you think of this selection?

Also, the doubles event looks spicy with Timo Boll pairing up with Ma Long same as WTTC in 2015!

1) Ma Long and Timo Boll
2) Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong
3) Fang Bo Petrissa Solja
4) Feng Yalan and Jonathan Groth


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yMdHQNWyYE

John18
03-29-2017, 02:36 PM
Thanks!

Add for the women squad :

Singles : Ding Ning , Liu Shiwen , Zhu Yuling , Chen Meng , Mu Zi

Doubles : Ding Ning/Liu Shiwen , Zhu Yuling/Chen Meng


So no surprises neither for men nor for women...
Like all the trials and closed training was a bit for "nothing" (except for Lin Gaoyuan of course!)
But I look forward to the beginning of these WTTC..!! :)

Garrison
03-29-2017, 03:16 PM
The singles were pretty much expected. Glad to see Timo and Ma Long together even though that means he won't pair up with Dima. Is there an official backup announced for ZJK?

drunix80
03-29-2017, 03:29 PM
I wont be surprised if ZJK was never seriously injured. It might simply be a part of Chinese mind games

Zaid323918
03-29-2017, 04:13 PM
why not a pair for the mixed doubles like Ma Long and Ding Ning or is that too OP?

TTHopeful
03-29-2017, 05:03 PM
Go Ma Long and Timo.. German fans would love a gold by these two!

Michal_Z
03-29-2017, 05:06 PM
Really glad for Ma Long and Timo Boll :)
Great chance for Timo to get an medal from WTTC, good luck!

Zaid323918
03-29-2017, 05:12 PM
Go Ma Long and Timo.. German fans would love a gold by these two!
I highly doubt that Ma Long and Timo will get very far with Timo's performance going down.

TTFrenzy
03-29-2017, 05:12 PM
The singles were pretty much expected. Glad to see Timo and Ma Long together even though that means he won't pair up with Dima. Is there an official backup announced for ZJK?

I dont think there are backups in wttc. Unless ZJK gets worse before the final entry date, and I didnt found a deadline for entries in ITTF site. So I guess if the entries date has passed no one can replace him.

Timo boll in 2009 had the same situation I think, he was listed to play but got injured and didnt participate, no one replaced him

Ahmad Arnous
03-29-2017, 05:56 PM
lin gayuan is the surprise

drunix80
03-29-2017, 07:24 PM
lin gayuan is the surprise

It is no surprise. He qualified via marvellous 12 competition.

Verybadusername
03-29-2017, 07:51 PM
Aww I wanted to see Fang Bo in men's singles squad so bad ;-; A hell of a stunning player, really

TTFPGER
03-29-2017, 08:13 PM
I dont think there are backups in wttc. Unless ZJK gets worse before the final entry date, and I didnt found a deadline for entries in ITTF site. So I guess if the entries date has passed no one can replace him.

Timo boll in 2009 had the same situation I think, he was listed to play but got injured and didnt participate, no one replaced him


The entry deadline is today 29th march the correction and accomodation deadline is in the middle of april (Sth. about 16th april)

Just check out ittf.com wttc and open the prospectus pdf.

greets

TTFrenzy
03-29-2017, 08:17 PM
The entry deadline is today 29th march the correction and accomodation deadline is in the middle of april (Sth. about 16th april)

Just check out ittf.com wttc and open the prospectus pdf.

greets

thanks!

NextLevel
03-29-2017, 09:21 PM
Thanks!

Add for the women squad :

Singles : Ding Ning , Liu Shiwen , Zhu Yuling , Chen Meng , Mu Zi

Doubles : Ding Ning/Liu Shiwen , Zhu Yuling/Chen Meng


So no surprises neither for men nor for women...
Like all the trials and closed training was a bit for "nothing" (except for Lin Gaoyuan of course!)
But I look forward to the beginning of these WTTC..!! :)

LGL already stated his terms in his speech: you had to seize the title, he was not going to give anyone a spot if they couldn't take it from those with a legacy of winning.
What I don't understand is all the people who thought Xu Xin would not make the team, they seem to have totally misunderstood the point and nature of LGL's criticism.

NextLevel
03-29-2017, 09:25 PM
Go Ma Long and Timo.. German fans would love a gold by these two!


Really glad for Ma Long and Timo Boll :)
Great chance for Timo to get an medal from WTTC, good luck!

Everyone was saying the same exact thing last time...

Takkyu_wa_inochi
03-29-2017, 09:41 PM
I am not surprised by the Men's team selection.
I thought FENG YL would have taken ZHU YL spot after the trials. She only won a spot in the Mixed Doubles as a consolation.
FANG Bo's spot in the mixed doubles could have been given to LIANG JK I believe.