Article: China Withdraw From The WTT Middle East Hub

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In September 2022, China's Hangzhou will host the Asian Summer Games. China is the top favorite for the 2022 Asian Games. That's because China took first place in the medal standings in 2018, 89 medals ahead of Japan. The odds for the events of the Asian Games will be convenient to follow through with the applications.

Unlike Japan, the Chinese team will not be recruited during the qualifying tournament, following the document "Methods of Selecting Table Tennis Athletes for the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou".

There were three main categories for the selection of athletes:

Winners of the men's and women's singles at the WTT Grand Smashes, held March 7-20, 2022.
The three Chinese athletes with the highest men's and women's singles rankings were announced by the ITTF during Week 14, 2022 (April 4-10, 2022).
The top ITTF ranked athletes among those under age 23.

The qualifiers are as follows:

Men: Fan Zhendong, Ma Long, Liang Jingkun, Wang Chuqin.
Women: Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Wang Manyu.

As for doubles, the coaching staff will choose the tennis players based on the athletes' shape, performance experience and other data.