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      In the remote interview released on May 24, Ishikawa listed the following 3 matches as most unforgettable.

      1st one for her greatest comeback.
      https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm13386560

      2nd one for playing in her hometown Yamaguchi city.
      https://tleague.jp/match/20200211w01

      3rd one for withstanding the pressure to medal.
      https://youtu.be/M2bSd7jAiZ8?t=12420



      Of all the matches, I thought she'd have picked those that were more significant to her growth. This more or less reflects my personal opinion of my idol.
      Race for Tokyo 2020 - China, Japan
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      Quote Originally Posted by zeio View Post
      In a recent remote interview around May 17th, Ito picked the following 3 matches as most unforgettable.

      The 1st one for realizing that missing could become the key to winning after this and this.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oGN6-65N8I

      The 2nd one for "getting nervous" in a match for the very first time, right before her serve at 10:8 in the 5th when the whole crowd fell silent. Her mental strength grew after that.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbV_I9Mvhxg

      The 3rd one for knowing that she's gained strength in play and mind.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4xmUzAO5Ug

      In another interview around May 8th, she said CM could "hit the deepest part of her heart, and her coach Ma Lin is outstanding. There is still some gap in strength."
      When a player is asked about his or her most memorable match, the natural or common response would be a match he or she has won. This seems to be the case in most of the interviews I've watched or read such as those on Ask A Pro Anything. It's so much easier to hold on to the memories of victory than that of defeat. If ever that player considers a loss to be his or her most memorable match, it's probably a match where he or she still managed to play very well despite losing against a top-ranked player. It's quite interesting that of all the matches Ito could have picked as most memorable, two of the matches she picked were losses while the other one was a match she struggled in.

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      Chinese media just published rankings of top 20 active athletes worldwide with most market values.
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      Among them are five CNT players: #11 XX, #12 LSW, #14 FZD, #15 ZJK, and #16 DN. ML is not even in the list which doesn’t make any sense.

      Ranking for Chinese athletes only:
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      Four CNT players are in the top ten: #4 XX, #5 LSW, #6 FZD, and #7 DN.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Free bird View Post
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      Among them are five CNT players: #11 XX, #12 LSW, #14 FZD, #15 ZJK, and #16 DN. ML is not even in the list which doesn’t make any sense.

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      Four CNT players are in the top ten: #4 XX, #5 LSW, #6 FZD, and #7 DN.
      hurmm, no ML as your reigning defending undisputed Olympic and World Champ huh..Makes no sense indeed

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      Quote Originally Posted by apacible View Post
      When a player is asked about his or her most memorable match, the natural or common response would be a match he or she has won. This seems to be the case in most of the interviews I've watched or read such as those on Ask A Pro Anything. It's so much easier to hold on to the memories of victory than that of defeat. If ever that player considers a loss to be his or her most memorable match, it's probably a match where he or she still managed to play very well despite losing against a top-ranked player. It's quite interesting that of all the matches Ito could have picked as most memorable, two of the matches she picked were losses while the other one was a match she struggled in.
      Yes. Various players have said they can't stand playing back the matches they lost. Mizutani would vanish from sight for an extended period and try to forget his losses ASAP; LXX would toss the computer across the room when reviewing matches she lost; it took DN years to play through the London 2012 singles final bit by bit; Harimoto said it was a pain to go over the match against JYS at WTTC 2018...

      OTOH, Ito mentioned in that interview that she's improved this much in the past year thanks to SYS and the same is true for SYS, because they're the same age, which gets her very motivated in this "nice rivalry." That's similar to Waldner saying he thanked Appelgren for beating him.

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      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c-bxfLHyKRI

      Adam’s interview with Steve, ITTF CEO. At 39:23, Steve talks about who would play Olympic singles for CNT.

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      Does it make sense to debate the team now? Olympics will be at earliest in about 15 months and form can change a lot until then.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Free bird View Post
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      Adam’s interview with Steve, ITTF CEO. At 39:23, Steve talks about who would play Olympic singles for CNT.
      Borow raised his brow after hearing Steve's predictions because his favourite "Queen of Hearts" wasn't chosen. Totally made my day.

      On a side note, I read that Yoshihito Miyazaki recently voiced his thoughts about the CNT possibly changing up their Olympics lineup (seems like JTTA was quite confident that the trio would be DN, LSW & CM previously) to include SYS (replacing DN). More interestingly, he allegedly referenced the need for the JNT to not only study this trio/quartet but also Ma Lin. The reason being that since LSW and CM are both hot favourites, their coach Ma Lin will undoubtedly be a core member of the Tokyo Olympics team as well.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Janard View Post
      Borow raised his brow after hearing Steve's predictions because his favourite "Queen of Hearts" wasn't chosen. Totally made my day.

      On a side note, I read that Yoshihito Miyazaki recently voiced his thoughts about the CNT possibly changing up their Olympics lineup (seems like JTTA was quite confident that the trio would be DN, LSW & CM previously) to include SYS (replacing DN). More interestingly, he allegedly referenced the need for the JNT to not only study this trio/quartet but also Ma Lin. The reason being that since LSW and CM are both hot favourites, their coach Ma Lin will undoubtedly be a core member of the Tokyo Olympics team as well.
      Adam asked about singles specifically. Mima Ito crushed DN the last time they played. I do think DN will play the teams event unless father time forces her to quit.

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