19th Asian Games Hangzhou

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Japan's squad

Men Team

Harimoto, Togami, Yoshimura M. , Oikawa, Matsushita

Women Team

Hayata, Hirano, Kihara, Nagasaki, Harimoto M.

Men Singles

Harimoto, Togami

Women Singles

Hayata, Hirano

Men doubles

Yoshimura-Togami, Oikawa-Matsushita

Women doubles

Hirano-Nagasaki, Kihara-Harimoto (pas de Kihara-Nagasaki !!)

Mixed doubles

Harimoto-Hayata, Togami-Kihara

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no Mima Ito, the squad was decided by a selection tournament where Mima underperformed and lost to Miwa Harimoto in the 5th v 6th tie
 
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no Mima Ito, the squad was decided by a selection tournament where Mima underperformed and lost to Miwa Harimoto in the 5th v 6th tie
Not that one (Zennoh Cup Funabashi). Ito lost to Kihara in the group at the selection trial of Asian Games 2022. She then pulled out of the WT. Ito has performed consistently poorly since the start of the race. Her higher world ranking and hence seeding, which get her double the points as Hirano at WTTC 2023 (80 vs 40 pts) and ATTC 2023 (40 vs 20 pts), are the only reasons she is still in the race for Olympic singles.

http://mytabletennis.net/Forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=91479&PID=1125763&title=asiad-2022#1125763
http://mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=91479&PID=1129250&title=asiad-2022#1129250

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lvizkZtIYA
 
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Thanks for the link.

I am surprised Taipei lost to North Korea
it wasn't going to be an easy match.

North Korea table tennis training has always been very strong and they are isolated so no one knows them, but they train with Chinese provincial teams and are good enough to beat them.
As Chuang said, he never ever had an easy match playing against Chinese provincial players.

I still remember one of the top Taiwan coaches who took the top juniors to NK once. Everyone (top juniors in the world in terms of world ranking) never won a single game against the North Koreans....
 
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Idk if you ment that but that was womens team,
Yeah I knew they were the women's team, just that you don't see DPR team often in the international stage yet Taipei's women team has Chen Su Yu and Cheng I Ching, both very strong in the international scene excluding mainland China players.
 
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North Koreans are incredibly strong even though they have little to none international competition experience
yep
They have always been like that, and check how many OG medals they have won in womens.
This shows that playing matches isn't everything...

And for the ones not sure where to look, North Korea are 2nd behind China in OG medals count.
Not even the mighty Japan can challenge them (with both Ishikawa and Ai loosing to PRK players in Rio 2016)

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It seems our Western friends have gotten the wrong idea about North Korea thanks to all the mass media propaganda. The last time China lost the gold medal in WT of Asian Games was to none other than, you guessed it, North Korea.

Tieba users have been keeping tabs on them for a while.

WT is arguably the most difficult event to beat China, and with Wang Nan and Zhang Yining in the lineup? Li Xiaodong was demoted because of it.

Busan 2002 (China took only 3 of 7 gold.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-cjyYwjfj0

Wang Nan vs Kim Hyang-Mi (Kim went on to beat Niu Jianfeng 4-0, Li Jiawei 4-3, who took out Wang Nan 4-1, and many others to take silver in WS of Athens 2004)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luQfrES6PIk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tw1g0_frd0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8KqZqWkt7A
 
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Some Chinese fans said that they often trains in China, I kind of believe that too since most of their equipment are Yinhe's
It seems our Western friends have gotten the wrong idea about North Korea thanks to all the mass media propaganda. The last time China lost the gold medal in WT of Asian Games was to none other than, you guessed it, North Korea.

Tieba users have been keeping tabs on them for a while.

WT is arguably the most difficult event to beat China, and with Wang Nan and Zhang Yining in the lineup? Li Xiaodong was demoted because of it.

Busan 2002 (China took only 3 of 7 gold.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-cjyYwjfj0

Wang Nan vs Kim Hyang-Mi (Kim went on to beat Niu Jianfeng 4-0, Li Jiawei 4-3, who took out Wang Nan 4-1, and many others to take silver in WS of Athens 2004)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luQfrES6PIk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tw1g0_frd0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8KqZqWkt7A
 
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That's highly possible, given they are often seen competing in the Jia A league.
 
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Thailand took out India and North Korea! Well deserved medal. Paranang = MVP

WT QF
Hayata 3-0 Li Yu-Jhun (4, 1, 9)
Hirano 3-0 Liu Hsing-Yin (4, 4, 6)
Harimoto 3-1 CSY (8, -9, 4, 6)

THA vs PRK
Paranang 3-1 Cha Suyong (-12, 8, 10, 3)
S. Sawettabut 1-3 Pyon Songgyong (-9, 9, -6, -8)
J. Sawettabut 0-3 Kim Kumyong (-7, -7, -5)
Paranang 3-1 Pyon Songgyong (9, 8, -12, 10)
S. Sawettabut 3-2 Cha Suyong (6, -10, 0, -9, 7)
Bronze medal minimum for Thailand!

KOR vs HKG
SYB 1-3 DHK (-9, 10, -8, -7)
G4 21, 61, 68, 79, 711
JJH 3-1 Zhu Chengzhu (-8, 9, 7, 11)
SHW 3-2 LHC (-6, 6, 6, -4, 8)
SYB 3-0 Zhu Chengzhu (7, 7, 6)

MT QF
JPN vs IRI
Harimoto 2-3 Alamian
Togami 2-3 Alamiyan
Yoshimura 2-3 Hodaei
Yoshimura got matchpoint first.
First bronze medal for Iran?

IND vs KOR
Desai 0-3 AJH
Gnanasekaran 2-3 Park Ganghyeon
Achanta 2-3 Oh Junsung
 
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